This year at Glee the most outstanding buyers from the garden retail industry will be celebrated with a special awards programme – the Glee Buyers Power List.
New for the 2015 show, the Buyers Power List is designed to provide suppliers and retailers with a platform to recognise the individual buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond to make a difference, and whose decisions are helping the garden retail industry to thrive.
The awards will be divided into five categories, and votes are invited from across the industry, with everyone from heads of purchasing to suppliers eligible to vote.
Nominations can be submitted via the dedicated Buyers Power List pages at www.gleebirmingham.com/BPL, with July 3 marking the cut-off point to nominate your favourite buyer or buying team.
The Buyers Power List categories have been confirmed as:
– Garden Centre Buyer or Buying Team (fewer than 5 stores)
– Garden Centre Buyer or Buying Team (more than 5 stores)
– DIY store or Builders Merchant Buyer or Buying Team
– Other Retailer Buyer or Buying Team(including supermarkets, department stores and high street)
– Online Retailer Buyer or Buying Team
Once all nominations have been received a shortlist will be drawn up, with the top 10 names from each category being announced on July 13.
This list of the top 50 buyers and buying teams will then be subject to peer nominations, where those shortlisted have the opportunity to cast one final vote, to decide on an overall winner in each of the five categories.
The Buyers Power List ?winner of winners? will then be announced during a special ceremony at Glee 2015.
Taking place on the afternoon of Tuesday September 15, the ceremony will see representatives from both the retail and supply side of the garden industry come together to celebrate another impressive 12 months of trading.