Welcome to the UK Grower Awards 2017, celebrating the best of UK horticulture. The UK Grower Awards is the highlight of the production horticulture year, giving professionals the chance to showcase their achievements, reward the efforts of staff and ensure potential customers know just how good they are.
With interest from supermarkets in sourcing UK fruit, vegetables and flowers growing, and independent retailers looking to differentiate through locally sourced produce and stock, there really couldn’t be a better time for the UK’s commercial growers to raise their profile and boost their brand. Success really is in your hands!
Once again this year the Awards will include an expanded range of categories for the fruit sector in collaboration with the Fruit Focus exhibition. These include categories for growers serving the viticulture and cider markets alongside our existing awards for the best soft fruit and top fruit growers.
Meanwhile, following their successful introduction last year, categories for growers of specialist crops will feature again this year across the fruit, vegetable and ornamental sectors.
Good luck from all of us at Horticulture Week.
Kate Lowe, Editor Horticulture Week