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Mar 19, 2013

CountryLife Garden Centres Network Big Winners at National Horticulture Awards

CountryLife garden centres were big winners at the 2013 Bord Bia National Amenity Horticulture Quality Awards, taking almost one-third of the honours on the night.

CountryLife comprised eleven of the 36 winners at the Bord Bia-organised initiative that awards the top horticulture businesses in the country and their dedication to achieving the highest standards of operation within Ireland’s €50 million amenity horticulture sector.

CountryLife Castlecomer was declared DIY Garden Centre of the Year for the third year in a row. CountryLife Ashford and CountryLife Dungarvan were awarded four-star status for the first time to join the CountryLife outlets in Dove Hill and Castlecomer. Seven more CountryLife centres were awarded three-stars accreditation after being audited and scored on a list of criteria, including; plant range and quality; customer service; local promotion; customer information and overall ambience.

Commenting on the achievement, Senan Foley, Head of Retail, Glanbia said, “CountryLife is seven years in operation and we entered the National Amenity Horticulture Awards for the first time in 2010.  To have taken home so many awards on the night is a reflection the high quality of retail standards and the dedication to customer service from all our people throughout the CountryLife network. We’re thankful to our customers for their continued loyalty and support”.

James Byrne, Retail Marketing Manager, Glanbia Agri Business added, “To have doubled our number of four-star CountryLife centres in a year and to take home DIY Garden Centre of the Year for the third successive year is a huge achievement.

Glanbia CountryLife Award-Winners were as follows:

Special Award - DIY/Garden Centre of the Year: Glanbia CountryLife, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Garden Centre - 4 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Garden Centre - 4 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Dove Hill, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary
Garden Centre - 4 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Garden Centre - 4 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Ashford, Co.Wicklow

Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Monasterevan, Co. Kildare
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Fethard, Co. Tipperary
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - New Ross, Co. Wexford
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Ballyhale, Co, Kilkenny

Senan Foley Head of Retail Glanbia, Mary Creedon CountryLife Castlecomer, Teresa Walsh, Horticulturist CountryLife Castlceomer, Aidan Cotter CEO Bord Bia
  • Castlecomer - L-R – Senan Foley Head of Retail Glanbia, Mary Creedon CountryLife Castlecomer, Teresa Walsh, Horticulturist CountryLife Castlceomer, Aidan Cotter CEO Bord Bia
Mike Neary, Head of Horticulture Bord Bia, Senan Foley Head of Retail Glanbia, Naomi McDonnell, Branch Manager CountryLife Castlecomer, Aidan Cotter CEO Bord Bia
  • Castlecomer2 - L-R – Mike Neary, Head of Horticulture Bord Bia, Senan Foley Head of Retail Glanbia, Naomi McDonnell, Branch Manager CountryLife Castlecomer, Aidan Cotter CEO Bord Bia
Senan Foley Head of Retail Glanbia, Malachy Doherty, Horticulturist CountryLife Dove Hill, Gillian O’Regan, Branch Manager CountryLife Dove Hill, Aidan Cotter CEO Bord Bia
  • Senan Foley Head of Retail Glanbia, Malachy Doherty, Horticulturist CountryLife Dove Hill, Gillian O’Regan, Branch Manager CountryLife Dove Hill, Aidan Cotter CEO Bord Bia
Senan Foley Head of Retail Glanbia, Lisa Curran, Branch Manager CountryLife Dungarvan, Alan Hartley, Horticulturist CountryLife Dungarvan, Aidan Cotter CEO Bord Bia
  • Dungarvan - L-R – Senan Foley Head of Retail Glanbia, Lisa Curran, Branch Manager CountryLife Dungarvan, Alan Hartley, Horticulturist CountryLife Dungarvan, Aidan Cotter CEO Bord Bia
Ashford - L-R – Senan Foley Head of Retail Glanbia, Ben Furney, Branch Manager CountryLife Ashford, Louise Murphy, Horticulturist CountryLife Ashford, Aidan Cotter CEO Bord Bia
  • Ashford - L-R – Senan Foley Head of Retail Glanbia, Ben Furney, Branch Manager CountryLife Ashford, Louise Murphy, Horticulturist CountryLife Ashford, Aidan Cotter CEO Bord Bia