We were delighted recently to win top honours at the GIMA Awards 2017 with our RHS endorsed Ergo Deadheader, an ergonomically-designed compact deadheading tool.
In a year of record numbers of entries for the awards, we took first place in the ‘Garden Tools, Machinery and Implements’ category. The Ergo Deadheader is a pint-sized pruner that packs a punch, and has been cleverly designed to be held in a new way.
The finger loop, uniquely shaped handles and comfort grip allow the Ergo Deadheader to nestle in the palm, taking the strain off the wrist and thumb, for more comfortable cutting – especially for repetitive tasks like deadheading. The GIMA judges described Ergo Deadheader as “easy and comfortable to use… designed with the user in mind, not just the task.
Heather Culpan, managing director at Burgon & Ball, says: “We are delighted to be recognised for a new product in our core RHS endorsed range of cutting tools. As the only garden tools endorsed by the RHS, which is perhaps the ultimate recommendation in the gardening world, it’s incredibly important to us that these tools are innovative, effective and of the highest quality. This award in the garden tool category clearly shows that the work we do in collaboration with the RHS is delivering the tools that gardeners want.”
Heather continues: “Sales of Ergo Deadheader have been consistently strong since we launched it at GLEE last September, and it was certainly hugely popular with visitors to our stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May. This award proves that it’s a hit with the GIMA UK judges, too – who of course also take into account how products meet the requirements of retailers. We’re delighted that this ingenious little tool ticks all the boxes!”
It was a successful night at the awards for Burgon & Ball; our FloraBrite range was a finalist in both the ‘Garden Clothing & Gifts’ and ‘Garden Tools, Machinery and Implements’ categories, and our Brie Harrison for Burgon & Ball collection was a finalist in the ‘Best Consumer Product Packaging’ category. We'd like to thank the GIMA judges for recognising us in these important industry awards.