Haskins Garden Centres tops multiple categories at the Garden Centre Association South Thames regional awards

Pauline Oxford and Simon Hallam
Pauline Oxford and Simon Hallam

Celebrations are taking place at Haskins after the garden centre group was acknowledged at this year’s Garden Centre Association South Thames regional awards.

The title of ‘Garden Centre of the Year’ in the Destination Garden Centre category was awarded to Haskins’ Roundstone centre. The Roundstone centre also scooped ‘The Barton Grange Trophy for Innovation and Creativity’, and first place for The GIMA Award for ‘Best Garden Products Retailer.’

Other award wins included first place for ‘Best Customer Service’ for Haskins’ Ferndown centre and joint first in the ifse Award for ‘Catering Excellence for Best Garden Centre Restaurant’ for Haskins’ West End centre.

Lisa Looker, brand director for Haskins Garden Centres, said: “We’re delighted to be recognised across multiple categories and it is a fantastic achievement for the group that all centres reached the highly commended category.

“The awards are testament to the hard work of our team as they continually strive to deliver the best service and provide the best experience for our customers.”

Simon Hallam, centre manager at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown, commented: “I’m delighted that our Ferndown team has achieved the Best Customer Services award. To be placed in the top three Best Garden Centres on the south coast is a tribute to all the hard work everyone has put in over the last twelve months”.

The winners were announced during a presentation on Wednesday July 26 at Castle Gardens in Dorset. The categories were inspected by Michael Cole, the previous managing director of Notcutts Garden Centres in Suffolk.

The Garden Centre Association represents nearly 200 garden centres nationwide, helping members to achieve high standards in customer service, plant quality and reliability.

Haskins has centres in Ferndown in Dorset, West End in Southampton and Roundstone and Snowhill in West Sussex. For more information visit www.haskins.co.uk


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