Product development co-ordinator Ben Gregory at Wyevale Nurseries has won the International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS) International Exchange Award.
The 23-year-old is currently in America as part of the award win, joining the IPPS International Tour visiting some of the most innovative nurseries and research stations in the US.
Ben commented: ?I am ecstatic to have won the IPPS International Exchange Award. It is an amazing opportunity for me as the IPPS tour is attended by growers, researchers and business owners from across the world. It will be a fantastic platform for me to network and share knowledge, techniques and experience.?
Tim Lawrence-Owen, vice president of IPPS European Region, said: ?Ben showed himself to be highly motivated with a desire to develop a career in the industry combined with a readiness to get involved and participate in many aspects of the conference. He will gain greatly from his experiences visiting nurseries in the southern USA and apply them in his work. We look forward to hearing his report at next year?s conference.?