In This Issue
26th June is Deadline for initial Wyevale Garden Centre offers
Homebase sold for £1.00 - " of the great all time disasters"
Westland and Crest are touring!
Get the right compost for your hanging baskets & patio planters
Bord na Móna Growise Sponsors Myeloma UK Garden at Chelsea Flower Show
Bulldog supports RHS Campaign for School Gardening
Garden Centres in a much better place than DIY
Plants now ahead of last year with the Chelsea boost still to come
New owners for Stansted Park Garden Centre
SBM Life Sciences account manager and family raise hundreds for Greenfingers Charity
Celebrating 10 Years of Vitavia
Fryer’s Roses and Helen’s Trust work blooming well together!
Raoul Curtis-Machin leaves HTA
Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
GTN Xtra and GDPR
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Union Jack Windmill sales soar in celebration weekend
Honorary Greats Award for John Athwal
Courgette tops Runner Bean as Veg 2 Gro Bestseller
Johnsons Lawn Seed’s World Cup tip for retailers
Springwatch boost for Wild Bird Care
Growing Media sales set another May record
The best of last week's
Guy Hands puts the "For Sale" notice up at Wyevale Garden Centres
Blue Diamond profits increase to £9.2m
Profits up by 24% at Westland Horticulture
Plant sales soar...'just like an old-fashioned bank holiday'
Golds for Hillers, Cooks, Taylors Bulbs and Dibleys at Chelsea 2018
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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
lunch! 2018: Visitor registration opens & first speakers announced
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Honorary Greats Award for John Athwal

The outstanding achievements of John Athwal, managing director of leading Christmas supplier, Premier Decorations has been recognised by the gift industry as he was presented with an Honorary Achievement Award at the Greats Gift Retailer Awards in London last week.


Having already received an OBE from the Queen earlier this year, this new award is another great honour for John who not only celebrates his 65th birthday this year, but also the 30th anniversary of Premier Decorations.


Sponsored by the Giftware Association, the Honorary Achievement Award acknowledges John’s entrepreneurial skills which led him from humble beginnings when he arrived in the UK from Punjab at the age of eight in 1961 – to now heading one of the most successful companies in the Christmas and gift industry today.


John comments: “I am overwhelmed to been given this prestigious award, it was totally unexpected and a great tribute to have been recognised by industry colleagues and peers, a number of whom I have worked with for many, many years.”


More information about John’s achievements can be read on Premier Decoration’s website.

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