All the winners from the Glee 2021 New Product Showcase
23 September 2021 | 0
Nineteen new garden and pet product innovations were lauded at the Glee 2021 New Product Showcase last week.
The winners were announced at a special award presentation organised and run by Garden Trade News during Glee 2021, which took place 14 to 16 September at NEC Birmingham.
Hundreds of entries were received across the 17 categories, with industry suppliers eager to present the fruits of their intensive new product research and development, carried out over the past 18 months of lockdown.
This year’s New Product Awards also had a new format, with the pitches for each category being made to judges before a live audience on the 14th, and 15th September.
After being carefully judged and selected by an expert panel of judges, who were looking for excellence in quality and design, strong environmental credentials, pricing, and retail potential, along with the all-important innovation factor, the winners were revealed by Glee event director, Matthew Mein and GTN Editor, Trevor Pfeiffer on 15 September.
Below are the Glee 2021 New Product award winners and shortlisted products:
Garden Plants, Seeds & Bulbs
Winner: Granvia Pink Flame Imp – MNP Flowers
Shortlisted entries: Aglaonema Red Star – JAVADO; Cuddly Cactus – JAVADO; Granvia Pink Flame Imp – MNP Flowers; Spathiphyllum Diamond – JAVADO
Garden Growing Materials
Winner: Harmony Gardens – Southern Trident
Shortlisted entries: After Plant House Plant – Plantworks Ltd; BlackGold Compost – RocketGro; Natura Grow Bed & Basket Feed Liquid 1L – Natura Grow; Nature Safe Slug & Snail Barrier – Hygeia Chemicals Ltd
Garden Growing Containers
Winner: Tall Vertical Herb Stand – Zest 4 Leisure
Shortlisted entries: Flower Tower – Useful and Practical Ideas Ltd; Tierra Verde Planters – Primeur Ltd
Winner: St John’s Solar Mirror – Woodlodge Products
Shortlisted entries: Metal Frame Flower Wall Art – Woodlodge Products; Resin Hippo Statue – Green Tones
Garden Tools & Machinery
Winner: Kent & Stowe Capability Trowel – Westland Unwins
Shortlisted entries: EasyMix 2-in-1 Composter – Hozelock; Kent & Stowe Eversharp Secateurs – Westland Unwins
Landscaping & Garden Buildings
Winner: Carolina Border – Primeur Ltd
Shortlisted entries: MultyDeck – Primeur Ltd; Planter cascade – Deco-Pak
Garden Leisure & Entertaining
Winner: Kamado Joe – Kettle Joe – Kamado Joe
Shortlisted entries: Campingaz Attitude 2Go CV Table Top Gas Barbecue – Campingaz; Folding Garden Bar – Zest 4 Leisure
Homeware, Giftware, Toys & Games, and Clothing
Winner: Wholeleaf Platters, Bowls & Plates – The Wholeleaf Company
Shortlisted entries: Earthy Natural Bamboo Side Tables – Set of 2 – The Satchville Gift Company; Kids Light-up cloggies – EP Barrus Ltd; Pup’s 1st gift Box – Goodchap’s; Bee Activity Box – Kidzplay
Retail Services & Experiences
Winner: Evergreen Trade Website & Training Academy – Evergreen Garden Care
Shortlisted entries: Honeyfield’s Floor Display Unit – WHM Pet Group; Tri-Star Adbags – Tri-Star Packaging
Wild Bird Care and Wildlife Products
Winner: Gardman Aura Bird Bath & Feeder – Westland Unwins
Shortlisted entries: Water is Life Bath and Drinker – Wildlife World; WildPod – Bioscapes
Garden Growing Accessories
Winner: Pot Trellis – Treadstone Products
Shortlisted entries: BB Rain Can – Block Blitz Ltd; Gro-Sure Visiroot Twin Propagator Set – Westland Unwins; Small Space Cold Frame – Zest 4 Leisure
Winner: Scoff Paper Edible Greeting Cards for Dogs – Scoff Paper
Shortlisted entries: Churu Pops – Collarways Ltd; Home Barking Kit – Sniffe & Likkit Ltd
Pet Health & Beauty
Joint Winners: Anti-Bacterial Dog Shampoo with Hosepip Applicator – Aqueos / The Woof Pack – Deluxe Doggy Bag & Grooming Kit – Sniffe & Likkit Ltd
Shortlisted entries: Furrish Cordless Pet Clipper – Furrish
Joint Winners: Petface Planet – Toucan – Leisure Grow / The Friendly Squid – Cleaning up our coast – Goodchap’s.
Shortlisted entries: Glove My Dog Deluxe Bamboo Towel Glove – Sniffe & Likkit Ltd; Pup’s 1st Cracker – The cracker your pup can pull – Goodchap’s
Three additional winners were also selected, covering sustainability, Best of British and overall best product. The winners were:
- Sustainability Award – Harmony Gardens, Southern Trident
- Best of British Award – Kent & Stowe Eversharp Secateurs, Westland Unwins
- Overall Best Glee New Product 2021 – Pot Trellis, Treadstone Products
“After such a long period of lockdown and our first live event in two years, we were thrilled to see so many superb new products entered for the 2021 Glee New Product Awards,” said Matthew Mein, event director Glee. “Huge congratulations to our 19 very worthy winners and a big thank you to the judges who were so generous with their valuable time and expertise”.
The 2021 judging panel was made up of Ian Hodgson, Garden News; Andy Bunker, Alton Garden Centre; Mel Livingstone, Fron Goch Garden Centre; Nicola Gow – Retired garden centre owner; Rachel Gilbert – Rosebourne Garden Centre; Lilidh Matthews, Primrose.com; Elliot Kirby, RHS Wisley; Jack Slater, Summerseat Garden Centre, and Trevor Pfeiffer, editor & director, Garden Trade News.