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GLEE & GIMA Awards For Buttacup

Buttacup - Bjorn

GLEE 2015’s coveted New Product Awards have been announced at the GLEE exhibition. Buttacup Flow achieved second runner up in the prestigious Best Home, Gift and Clothing Award. In total, nine category winners were announced with just two runners up for each.

Selected from hundreds of entries before GLEE opened its doors (14th – 16th September, NEC Birmingham), Buttacup Flow was chosen by an expert panel of judges representing independent and multiple retailers, the media and international suppliers.

Buttacup Flow came runner up in the GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund award, which was also presented in Birmingham last week.

“We are extremely proud to have been shortlisted for these two prestigious awards and to have achieved a runner-up spot in both of them. This recognition of our low cost garden innovation, Buttacup Flow, establishes it further as a must have item for gardeners of all ages and with any size of plot to help them grow green.” commented Bjorn Wood, Buttercups’ founder.

Buttacup Flow is the world’s first self watering planter designed to brighten up the common garden water butt. Curved to fit the side of any standard circular butt, its drip-feed valve system keeps plants watered even when homeowners are away on holiday.

Developed and manufactured in the UK, it is robust yet lightweight, making it incredibly easy to create a new habitat for flora and fauna anywhere in the garden.

As well as dark green to match a standard water butt, the Buttacup range is available in a choice of colours, is easy to install and comes complete with all components and clear instructions.

Take a look at our 'What's New' page for more information and for further details please visit or call Bjorn Wood, the inventor of the Buttacup, on 020 8785 2802 / 07830 174573. 

Glee New Product Awards 2015
Entries were submitted into nine key garden retail categories, comprising:
• Best Garden Care (Accessories) Product
• Best Machinery and Tool Product
• Best Plants, Seeds, and Bulbs Product
• Best Garden Care (Chemicals, Fertilisers and Compost) Products
• Best Pet and Wildlife Product
• Best Leisure Product
• Best Catering and Speciality Product
• Best Landscaping and Construction Product
• Innovation Award

Winners’ round-up:

Best Garden Care (Accessories) Product
- Winner: Cloud Controller, Hozelock
- First runner up: Solar Powered Eureka! Lightbulb lantern, Smart Garden Products Ltd
- Second runner up: 3 Pattern Spray Ball

Best Machinery and Tools Product
- Winner: Baksaver Barrow, Baksaver Barrows
- First runner up: Batavia Multishifter
- Second runner up: Duraball, The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company Ltd

Best Plants, Seeds and Bulbs
- Winner: Raspberry Ruby Beauty, Wyevale Nurseries
- First runner up: Nemesia Sunpeddle Painted Rose, Channel Island Plants (UK) Ltd
- Second runner up: Gro-Sure Sow Smart, Westland Horticulture

Best Garden Care Chemicals, Fertilisers and Composts Product
- Winner: Sylvagrow Compost 100%, Melcourt Industries
- First runner up: Rootgrow Ericoid Mycorrhizal Fungi, Plantgrow
- Second runner up: Sea Maid Calcified Seaweed Meal, Mydas

Best Pet & Wildlife Product
- Winner: Loktop 2 Port Mealworm Feeder, Petface
- First runner up: Tweetie Feeder, VegTrug
- Second runner up: Hobnail glass bird range, Fallen Fruits

Best Home, Gift & Clothing
- Winner: Occasions Gift Range, Spear & Jackson
- First runner up: Lovers Umbrella, Fallen Fruits
- Second runner up: Buttacup Flow

Best Leisure Product
- Winner: Outdoor pouffe, Fallen Fruits
- First runner up: ONJA, Rosker Ltd
- Second runner up: Solar Bulb Stake and String Lights, Gardman
- Third runner up: Brighton Corner Arbour, Zest 4 Leisure

Best Catering & Speciality Food Product
- Winner: Findlater's Gluten Free Bread
- Runner up: Smoke It All

Best Landscaping & Construction
- Winner: Miniature World Range, Vivid Arts
- First runner up: RHS Gardeners Collection, Kelkay
- Second runner up: Noocity Growbed

Source : Buttacup Press Release

22 September 2015

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