The Glee Buyers Power List is the major new gardening buyer awards initiative introduced by Glee for the first time this year.
From individual garden centre buyers to multiple retailer buying teams, the Glee Buyers Power List was launched to recognise and celebrate the many garden retail buyers who have gone ?above and beyond? to make a difference within the industry in the past 12 months.
Speaking at the Glee Buyers Power List awards ceremony, which was held on the second day of the industry-leading show, Glee?s event director Matthew Mein confirmed:? ?The Glee Buyers Power List was set up to recognise a key group of decision makers in the gardening industry who have often been overlooked: garden retail buyers.? Through this new initiative, we are pleased to be able to celebrate and reward their hard work and dedication.? Our huge congratulations to all of the winners, the finalists and the many excellent shortlisted nominees.?
The Glee Buyers Power List was launched in May?to an immediate response from the industry. Each of the five award categories garnered a long list of nominations from which shortlists were created.? These shortlists were then opened up to everyone in the gardening industry, enabling them to cast their votes online for their top three buyers or teams in each category.?The winners are as follows:
Best Independent Garden Retail Buying Team: Haskins
Best Online Garden Retail Buying Team: gardensite.co.uk
Best Multiple Garden Centre Buying Team: Blue Diamond
Best DIY / Builder Merchant Buying Team: Homebase
Best ?Other? Garden Retailer Buyer Team: John Lewis
Glee is open tomorrow, Wednesday 16 September, 9am-4pm at the NEC Birmingham.