2022 award winners

  • Plants buyer/buying team of the Year - The Bourne family, Perrywood
  • Garden Care buyer/buying team of the Year - Matt Shorter, Longacres
  • Outdoor Leisure buyer/buying team of the Year - Nigel Gates, Gates Garden
  • Landscape buyer/buying team of the Year - Andy Wrightson, Webbs Garden Centre
  • Home & Gift buyer/buying team of the Year - Kati Taylor, Fron Goch
  • Pet buyer/buying team of the Year - The Old Railway Line
  • Retail Food & Drinks buyer/buying team of the Year - St Peters Garden Centre, Worcester
  • Christmas buyer/buying team of the Year - Squire's Garden Centre, Badshot Lea
  • Online buyer/buying team of the Year - Crocus
  • Overall Multiple Retailer Buyer/Buying Team of the Year (Hardware, DIY, High street) - Dani Loftus, Marie Curie
  • Overall Multiple Garden Retailer Buying Team of the Year (6 stores or more) - British Garden Centres
  • Overall Independent Garden Centre Buying Team of the Year (up to 5 stores) - The Mercer family, Hillmount

The Buyers Power List is Glee’s way of recognizing the outstanding talent of buyers in the garden retail industry and their influence on the market. A highly anticipated event for the Glee community, each year we celebrate the individuals and buying teams who have made a notable difference, as nominated by fellow Glee-goers.

Everyone is invited to vote, so whether you’re a Glee exhibitor, retailer or press, we want to hear from you. Make sure you keep an ear out for when voting opens and get involved for 2023!

 

FAQs

What is the Buyers Power List?

The Buyers Power List aims to recognise, celebrate and reward the individuals and buying teams that the garden retail industry have nominated and voted for as making an outstanding difference and being highly influential in the market.

Who can vote?

Anyone can vote; it’s open to all who work within the garden retail industry. There are several different categories, you can vote in just one category or all of them if you choose.

How can I vote for my favourite buyer?

Once the shortlist has been announced, you’ll be able to vote for your winner through an online voting form.

How are the winners picked?

The top nominations from each category will be announced as finalists and will form the Buyers Power List shortlist. Once each category has its shortlist, the winners will be determined by public votes. Remember, anyone can vote and as many times as they like; you can even vote for yourself! The winners will then be announced during a drinks and awards reception at Glee 2023 in June.

Can retailers and buyers vote themselves?

Absolutely! Don’t be shy. The results are peer-voted so this is truly meaningful recognition for anyone who is shortlisted.

What do the winners get?

All finalists receive exclusive VIP admission to Glee and the awards drinks ceremony. Finalists and winners will also be featured on the Glee website and receive additional publicity through the post show communications to the media. Winners will receive an attractive award for their showcase and to celebrate with their teams.