Buyers and buying teams from across the garden retail sector were given reason to celebrate on day one of garden trade show Glee (June 27) at the NEC Birmingham) when the results of the Glee Buyers Power List 2023 awards were announced.

Voting has been open since early summer, with this year’s event attracting more nominations than ever, as suppliers and the wider market look to recognise the extraordinary efforts made by these retail professionals.

The full list of winners is:

Home & Gifts buyer/buying team of the Year
WINNER
– Jodie Smith – Perrywood
2nd place – Al Sheppard – Haskins
3rd place – Kati Taylor – Fron Goch

Plants buyer/buying team of the Year
WINNER
– Colin Dale – Notcutts
2nd place – Tom Cook – British Garden Centres
3rd place – Zoe Willis – Perrywood

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Garden Care buyer/buying team of the Year
WINNER
– Al Sheppard – Haskins
2nd place – Selina Hammond – Perrywood
3rd place – Terry Head – Stewarts Garden Centres

Outdoor Leisure buyer/buying team of the Year
WINNER
– Nigel Gates – Gates Garden Centre
2nd place – Jay Bunker – Alton Garden Centre
3rd place – Matt Shorter – Longacres

Landscape buyer/buying team of the Year
WINNER
– Dan Kirby – British Garden Centres
2nd place – Scott Proven – Klondyke
3rd place – John Birch – Baytree

Pet buyer/buying team of the Year
WINNER
– The Old Railway Line
2nd place – Paul Williams – British Garden Centres
3rd place – Planters Tamworth

Retail Food & Drinks buyer/buying team of the Year
WINNER
– Bents Garden & Home
2nd place – Sarah Jaques – Perrywood
3rd place – Pughs Radyr

Christmas buyer/buying team of the Year
WINNER
– Rachel Churcher – Perrywood
2nd place – Louise Burks – The Gardens Group
3rd place – Lynsey Abbott – Dobbies

On-Line buyer/buying team of the Year
WINNER
– Helen Hensaw – Crocus

Overall Multiple Retailer Buyer/Buying Team of the Year – (hardware, DIY, high street)
WINNER
– QD Stores
2nd place – B&M
3rd place – John Lewis

Overall Multiple Garden Retailer Buying Team of the Year – 6 stores or more
WINNER
– Blue Diamond
2nd place – British Garden Centres
3rd place – Squires

Overall Independent Garden Centre Buying Team of the Year – up to 5 stores
WINNER
– Haskins
2nd place – Perrywood
3rd place – The Gardens Group

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