The Garden Media Guild Awards 2016: Sponsors Details
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Award Sponsors 2016
Briggs & Stratton: Trade Journalist of the Year
Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of petrol engines for lawn mowers and other outdoor powered equipment. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. Each year Briggs & Stratton builds over 10 million small engines, with eight out of ten leading lawn mower brands choosing Briggs & Stratton engines to power their mowers.
Briggs & Stratton is a champion of lawns and the importance of them. Each year the company sets out to find the most passionate and dedicated gardeners who maintain their lawn to the highest standard with its Britain’s Best Lawn competition, which this year celebrated its eleventh birthday.
The Garden Collection and Flora Press: Features Photographer of the Year
Flora Press is one of the most successful specialist agencies for flower, plant and garden topics in Germany. The extensive collection offers high quality single photos, as well as features, garden reports and specials for every season, various styles and colour schemes. Clients include book publishers and magazine editors, postcard and calendar publishers, advertising and PR agencies.
Approximately two years ago Flora Press acquired the British garden photo agency, The Garden Collection, which has been added to its portfolio. Since then, clients in both Great Britain and Germany are pleased with the beautiful atmospheric garden and landscape motives and also the numerous professional image producers from the United Kingdom. Friendliness, promptness and dependability are core competencies of the enthusiastic team, which is always available to assist clients with advice and suggestions.
Hartley Botanic: The Gordon Rae Photographer of the Year Award
Since 1938, Hartley Botanic has been synonymous with innovation, style, excellence, unsurpassed performance and enduring structural strength, which has famously stood the test of time and climate. With its much-expanded range of superior aluminium glasshouses and bespoke service, Hartley Botanic continues to serve discerning growers, garden designers, landscape architects and horticultural institutes.
Honda: New Media of the Year
Honda is a leading manufacturer of Lawn and Garden, Marine, ATV and Industrial products, encompassing its Power Products division. Its Lawn and Garden range comprises pedestrian lawnmowers, ride-on mowers, robotic lawnmowers, leaf blowers, brush cutters, hedge trimmers and tillers. Honda’s Marine range, with 50 years of pioneering 4-stroke technology, consists of cutting-edge clean and quite outboard motors ranging from 2.3hp up to 250hp and a line-up of inflatables. Its industry-leading ATV range caters for all use-cases and as do Honda’s innovative industrial products – water pumps, generators, power carriers, snow throwers and engines.
The HTA: The Roy Lancaster TV Broadcast of the Year Award
Founded in 1899, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry. It is dedicated to helping develop the industry and its member businesses, including most garden centres and other garden retailers, growers, landscapers, manufacturers and service providers. Its key roles include: provision of advice-based services such as business improvement schemes, briefings and help lines; training, conferences and events for members; market information and research; promotions such as the National Garden Gift Voucher scheme; and working closely with government and the media to influence policy and projects.
For further information, contact the HTA’s PR Manager, Gill Ormrod. Tel: 0118 9303132 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Paskett PR: The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award
Paskett Public Relations celebrates its 40th birthday this year as one of the UK’s leading specialist gardening PR firms.
PPR operates in all areas of modern communications and has a deep understanding of gardening and the link between public relations, the media and social media. It was started in 1976 by former newspaper journalist Graham Paskett.
Clients include: Allett Lawnmowers; BASF nematode pest control; Briggs & Stratton who today sponsor Trade Journalist of the Year; Cub Cadet; EGO 56-volt battery powered garden equipment; Genus Gardening Clothing; Griffin Glasshouses; Henton & Chattell; Irrigatia – solar powered irrigation; Posh Sheds and Playhouses; SIPCAM green pest control; Wilkinson Sword; WOLF-Garten and Worldwide Garden Tours.
Scotts Miracle-Gro: Garden Publication of the Year
Scotts Miracle-Gro is renowned for true and revolutionary innovation in the garden care market. Providing easy solutions for real gardeners and inspirational ideas for novices, create totally new sales and many new converts. Recent market-making ideas have included Weedol, Patio Magic Power Sprayer and Miracle-Gro Gro-ables. These regular exciting developments build the reputation of our famous brands that include some of the best-known names in garden care - Miracle-Gro, Levington, EverGreen, Weedol, Roundup, RoseClear, Tomorite and ChapelWood.
We believe that gardening doesn’t have to be hard work. With a little help from garden care products it can be fun, easy and satisfying.
Stihl: Journalist of the Year
STIHL is the No.1 selling petrol chainsaw brand worldwide, renowned for its revolutionary outdoor power equipment. A family-owned business based in Germany, STIHL employs more than 14,000 staff worldwide and sells products in more than 160 countries globally.
In Great Britain, STIHL products are available from more than 650 specialist Approved Dealers who offer expert customer service.
Thompson & Morgan: Practical Journalist of the Year
Thompson & Morgan is one of the oldest firms in the UK horticultural business. Since its first seed catalogue in 1855, it has evolved into one of the largest mail order plant companies with a reputation for introducing more varieties to the British gardening public than any other seed company, and the only UK packet seed company to breed and develop its own lines. Alongside an award-winning UK website, catalogues and garden centre range, Thompson & Morgan caters to a worldwide client base via its international website and retail presence in the European garden centre market.
Town & Country: The Dr David Hessayon Garden Columnist of the Year Award
Encouraging children to start gardening is something that Town & Country is not only very passionate about, but also has become very involved with.
From local and nationwide competitions inviting children to design a new gardening glove to a joint venture with a leading supplier of children’s gardening tools, 2017 will see even more developments to this campaign. The competition winner’s designs will be showcased at this year’s Glee and sold UK wide from January 2017 onwards.
New colours and patterns of their current children’s and adults gloves, footwear and accessories will be added to their website and garden centres later on this year.
Westland Horticulture: Inspirational Book of the Year
Westland Horticulture is one of the leading horticultural companies in the UK, creating unique and innovative gardening products.
Established in 1990 in Northern Ireland, Westland Horticulture has since grown in size and strength and now has over 900 employees, delivering a comprehensive portfolio of gardening and wild birdcare brands to consumers across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Over the past 25 years, Westland Horticulture has revolutionised the gardening industry with unique and creative solutions to common gardening problems. By doing this it has raised its position in the marketplace and achieved many awards for its innovative designs.