Enderby-based Palmers Garden Centre were recently named as winners at the annual celebration of the Family Business Awards hosted by Family Business United. The Family Business Awards were created by Family Business United to celebrate the UK family business sector, to recognise the diversity of family firms across the country and to celebrate the contribution they make.
Palmers Garden Centres were announced as winners of the Midlands & Central Family Business of the Year in their People’s Choice Awards, which are voted on by the public, as well as winners of the National People’s Choice Champions 2020 award.
Caroline Palmer, Managing Director of Palmers Garden Centres said of the two wins, “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 spokesperson from Family Business United said, “2020 has been a tricky year but the show must go on! Huge congratulations to Palmers Garden Centres. To have won not one but two awards at their first attempt is just amazing and demonstrates the high esteem in which they’re held!”
Family owned since 1911, Palmers Garden Centres now comprises of G Palmer and Son (Nurserymen) Limited, Palmers at Ullesthorpe Limited and Hawgrip Plants Limited and have been inspiring gardeners in Leicestershire for over 100 years. Today Caroline and her brother Robert – great grandchildren of our founder – run the business which sells everything their customers need for their garden and home enabling them to transform their gardens from patch to paradise!