Pippa Greenwood photocall with Stewart Garden Schools campaign winners at Glee 2013

Photocall: Sunday 15 September 2013, 11:00 am

Stand FO1 in Hall 5 at Glee 2013, NEC,Birmingham

A photocall to accompany the announcement of the winners of the Stewart Garden Schools campaign 2013 will take place at Glee on Sunday 15 September at 11:00 am. Alongside this Stewart Garden and Pippa Greenwood will be launching the Stewart Garden Schools campaign 2014.

Popular gardening broadcaster, Pippa Greenwood, will present the winning school with £2,000 to spend at their supporting garden centre.

The Stewart Garden Schools campaign aims to inspire young children and their families to discover the benefits of growing plants, salads and vegetables and by helping 100 schools across theUKembrace gardening every year.

For the second year running, Pippa Greenwood will be supporting and launching the Stewart Garden Schools campaign 2014. This follows on from the 2013 campaign, where Stewart Garden donated 95 kits; each kit was worth over £400 and they were sent to 95 schools around the nation.

Stewart Garden Schools is a far reaching campaign. A wide range of Stewart Garden products, including propagators, seed trays, plant pots, troughs and watering cans will be donated as part of the Stewart Garden Schools Growing Kit. Promotional materials for participating schools and garden centres will have also be produced. Children will receive a booklet produced by Pippa Greenwood, who is also providing three varieties of easy grow vegetables seeds.

Throughout the coming year Stewart Garden will visit schools and create a shortlist of the top 10. These 10 schools will receive a visit from a Stewart Garden judge in June 2014. Pippa and the judging team will then nominate the winner. The winning school will receive £1,000 to be spent at their nominated garden centre. There will then be nine runners up, each to receive £400 to be spent within their nominated garden centre.

Stewart Garden and Pippa Greenwood work together to help consumers improve their understanding of growing fruit and vegetables at home and support retailers in this increasingly popular market sector.

If you require any further details or background information, please contact Emma De Maio emma@redheadpr.co.uk or 07921 160 134.

Date                                        Sunday 15 September 2013

Time                                        11:00 am

Location                                  Hall 5 in Stand FO1


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Description                             A photocall to accompany the announcement of the winners of the Stewart Garden Schools campaign 2013 will take place at Glee on Sunday 15 September at 11:00 am. Alongside this Stewart Garden and Pippa Greenwood will be launching the Stewart Garden Schools campaign 2014.


Stewart - backgrounder

Stewart is the UK market leader in the manufacture and supply of technical plastic moulded products for the gardening, home and professional catering sectors. The company offers an extensive portfolio of products ranging from garden planters and propagators, to food containers and specialist storage products. Three specialist divisions also work across the aerospace, automotive and medical industries.

The company employs 70 permanent staff and 30 seasonal workers at a purpose-built 178,000 sq ft facility in Banbury, Oxon, which opened in September 2012. The factory and distribution centre includes state of the art machinery giving Stewart a world class advantage over its UK competitors.

It enjoyed a turnover of £13 million in 2010.  

Stewart is headed by CEO Richard Butler who built his career in the technical plastics and rubber sector and has worked for leading manufacturers in the aerospace and automotive sector.

Originally established in 1945 the company was the subject of a BIMBO (buy-in/ management buyout) in June 2011.  ECI, the mid-market private equity specialist, invested £12 million in the company in a deal that valued the business at £17 million.

Stewart Garden produces grow your own products, watering, pots, propagators and garden accessories and sundries. These are available in over 1600 outlets across the UK and Eire including major DIY outlets such as Homebase and Wilkinsons and garden centres across the UK such as Dobbies and Klondyke/Strikes, The Garden Centre Group and some 600 plus independent garden centres.

Stewart Garden plays an active role in the gardening and leisure industry through its membership of:

  • GIMA – the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association
  • Gardenex – the Federation of Garden and Leisure Manufacturers Limited
  • HTA – the Horticultural Trades Association

Stewart won the House Beautiful Best Product Garden Category in 2005 and the Klondyke Dry Goods Supplier Award in 2010. The company was a GIMA Awards - POS Finalist in 2009, and Best of British Finalist in 2011. It’s Heat and Grow Thermostatic Propagator was top in the Which? Gardening Best Buy test on windowsill propagators 2011.

Stewart Home provides food storage and homewares products. These comprise of the Refine, Essentials and Seal Fresh food and drink storage collections, offering hygienic storage in a wide range of colours and shapes.

Stewart Catering supplies the Gastronorm and Seal Fresh food storage ranges to the catering industry and specialist cook shops via wholesale and cash and carry outlets.

Other Stewart divisions are:

Stewart Aerospace

Stewart Automotive

Stewart Medical

Each division of Stewart is BS ISO 9001-2000 and TS16949 accredited and operates from the company’s manufacturing, warehousing and distribution centre in Banbury, Oxon.

For more information visit www.stewartlimited.co.uk

For editorial enquiries, pictures, interviews and samples, contact Emma De Maio on 07921 160 134 or Maria Bretti on 07854 819 213 email or emma@redheadpr.co.uk or maria@redheadpr.co.uk