We put a lot of effort into solving gardening problems for real gardeners. Just as importantly, we work hard to ensure these solutions work for retailers, too.
And it’s lovely when our efforts are recognised. So last week we were delighted to accept the award for Garden Product Innovation at the Horticulture Week Business Awards, for our RHS-endorsed Ergo Deadheader.
The goal of these inaugural Horticulture Week Business Awards was to bring together all aspects of the industry into one leading awards scheme, to honour the achievements of those businesses that make UK horticulture the vital and vibrant industry it is today.
And our RHS-endorsed Ergo Deadheader had its moment in the spotlight in the Garden Product Innovation category, one of the awards in the garden retail business section.
This small-but mighty scissor-action snip has been developed to make deadheading easier; a vital task for every gardener, for plentiful and prolonged flowering.
Already a GIMA Award winner, the Ergo Deadheader is a firm favourite with gardeners; once they try it, they love it! When they feel how comfortably the RHS-endorsed Ergo Deadheader nestles in the palm, they have to have one.
What’s more, as it’s priced at under £10, the Ergo Deadheader won't break the bank, which adds to its appeal. In fact, the evening’s host, Radio 4’s the Reverend Richard Coles, confided to the audience that he had bought an Ergo Deadheader at a garden centre that very day, en route to the awards dinner in London.
With the reassurance of RHS endorsement and a ten year guarantee, Ergo Deadheader’s huge appeal has been recognised once again with this latest awards success.
In a successful night at the awards, two of our other ranges were finalists, also in the Garden Product Innovation category; RHS-endorsed FloraBrite® tools and Hip-Trug®. It's just a shame they couldn't all win!