Home Grown Retailer of the Year 2016- Tesco Stores Ltd!

Home Grown Retailer of the year Award 2016

This year’s award was presented by Andy McIndoe at the National Plant Show to Grace Hurrell representing Tesco Stores Ltd.

Home Grown™ Retail Award
The Home Grown Retailer of the Year 2016

As part of  our drive to increase recognition of the Home Grown Brand and in turn British grown product, the Home Grown Users Group of BPOA, launched awards in 2014 to recognise excellence and support in growing, retailing and promoting British ornamental plants.   Initially, the idea was introduced to show that a multiple retailer was principally responsible for the large scale promotion of British grown Poinsettia and the aim was therefore to recognize contribution made by a multiple retailer in the last season.

BPOA and Home Grown Users Group are building on this award again this year and have presented the Home Grown Retail Award for Promotion and Support of UK Grown Plants and Flowers to Grace Hurrell of Tesco Stores Ltd; for their consistent support and promotion of British Grown Bedding this year. The presentation was made at the National Plant Show, Stoneleigh on Tuesday (21st June).  We were delighted that the award was presented on our behalf by Andy McIndoe, renowned horticultural author and consultant.

Tesco Stores says “British Growers are the lifeblood of the UK horticultural industry and we are very proud of the quality, service and value that our growers deliver. It is hugely important that we support our British growers, in order that they are able to continue to invest and grow. In turn this enables us to deliver such fantastic quality plants to our customers whilst being close enough to the range to have insight into future developments, ideas and trends.”
Richard Priestley of Neame Lea Nurseries commented that the success of this season has been due to the hard work of their own staff and the commitment of Tesco and their Plants Buying Manager, Harriet Turnbull, in promoting and merchandising UK grown bedding.