Glee Buyers Power List 2017: winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Glee Buyers Power List have been announced during an awards ceremony within Glee’s Seminar Theatre.

From individual garden centre buyers to multiple retailer buying teams, the Glee Buyers Power List was introduced to recognise and celebrate the many garden retail buyers who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to make a difference within the industry in the past 12 months.

Speaking at the Glee Buyers Power List awards ceremony, which was well attended by retailers and suppliers alike, Glee’s event director Matthew Mein commented: “The Glee Buyers Power List was set up to recognise a key group of decision makers in the gardening industry who are often overlooked: garden retail buyers.  Through these awards, we are pleased to be able to celebrate and reward their continued hard work, passion and dedication. Our huge congratulations to all of the winners, the finalists and the many excellent shortlisted nominees.”

The winners and finalists were announced as follows:

Best Independent Garden Centre


  • Almondsbury Garden Centre
  • Aylett Nurseries
  • Barton Grange Garden Centre
  • Baytree Garden Centre
  • Bents Garden Centre
  • Frosts Garden Centre
  • Haskins Garden Centre
  • Jacksdale Garden Centre
  • Longacres Garden Centre
  • Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries
  • Poplars Garden Centre
  • Raemoir Garden Centre
  • Scotsdales Garden Centre
  • St Peters Garden Centre
  • Woodside Garden Centre

WINNER: Mackenzie & Cruickshank

Best Multiple Garden Centre


  • Caulders Garden Centres
  • Klondyke Garden Centres
  • Notcutts
  • Squire’s Garden Centres

WINNER: Blue Diamond

Best DIY / Builder Merchant Buying Team


  • B&Q
  • Homebase
  • Home Hardware
  • Jewson Landscaping
  • Wickes

WINNER: Stax Trade Centres

Best Online Buyer/ Buying Team


  • B&Q
  • Crocus
  • Gardens4Less
  • GardenSite
  • Nutleys Kitchen Gardens
  • Ocado
  • Seeds by Post
  • Wayfair
  • Wilko


Best ‘Other’ Garden Retailer Buyer Team


  • Choice Marketing
  • Future Marketing Group
  • Snape

WINNER:  John Lewis


Matthew Mein added: “I’d love to offer my sincerest congratulations to all those who were shortlisted, and also to this year’s winners. There is no doubt that you are all highly deserving of the praise that has been bestowed upon them by their peers and wider industry. Our thanks also to all of those that took the time to vote – your continued support of the awards is greatly appreciated.”