Glanbia CountryLife Mountmellick won an award at Bord Bia’s National Amenity Horticulture Quality Awards, held recently in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin. Over 180 industry representatives attended the Awards which were presented by Shane McEntee, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture with responsibility for Food, Horticulture and Food Safety.
The National Amenity Horticulture Quality Awards recognise and promote excellence across three key sectors of the industry. This year Bord Bia awarded 41 garden centres; six ornamental growers and 11 landscape service providers, which have successfully achieved the standards as set out by its Quality Assurance Programmes.
Glanbia CountryLife, Mountmellick won a 3 Star Garden Centre Award
“The commitment of those gathered here, as they strive towards excellence in their business, inspires confidence in the future of the sector. Companies have to make significant investments in training, infrastructure and procedures to attain a Bord Bia Quality Award and consumers can benefit greatly from identifying approved suppliers before they plan a trip to the local garden centre or engage a landscape contractor. These awards have now become recognised as being an important and permanent feature for the amenity sector,” said Minister McEntee.