Midlands garden centres are the People’s Choice
A Leicestershire-based garden centre group has scooped two Family Business Awards, created to celebrate the UK’s diverse family firms and the contribution they make to the economy and community.
Enderby-based Palmers Garden Centres was chosen by hosts Family Business United.
Palmers Garden Centres won the Midlands & Central Family Business of the Year in the People’s Choice Awards, voted by the public, and the National People’s Choice Champions 2020 Award.
Managing director Caroline Palmer said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won these awards. We take the meaning of the word ‘family’ very broadly at Palmers Garden Centres and include not only members of the founding family but also all our staff, suppliers and customers.
“We’re immensely proud to be a fourth-generation family business and are looking forward to working together to ensure that our business is here for a very long time.
“To win any award is very special but to win two People’s Choice awards which are voted for by the public is incredibly special and I’d like to thank everyone who took the time and trouble to vote for us.”
A Family Business United spokesman said: “Huge congratulations to Palmers Garden Centres – to have won not one but two awards at their first attempt is just amazing and demonstrate the high esteem in which they’re held.”
Family-owned since 1911, Palmers Garden Centres is made up of G Palmer and Son (Nurserymen) Limited, Palmers at Ullesthorpe Limited and Hawgrip Plants Limited.
Caroline and her brother Robert – great-grandchildren of the founder – still run the business.
For more information, visit www.palmersgardencentre.co.uk.