Pippa Greenwood to appear at Glee 2012 to launch Stewart Garden Schools campaign
Photocall: Monday 17th September 2012, 12.00 noon
Stand 5C06-D05 in Hall 5 at Glee 2012, NEC,Birmingham
Grow your own specialist and regular broadcaster, Pippa Greenwood, will be appearing at Glee 2012 to launch the Stewart Garden Schools campaign.
Stewart Garden is the gardening products division of UK manufacturer, Stewart. The Schools campaign aims to inspire young children and their families to discover the benefits of ‘Grow Your Own’ by helping 100 schools across the UK embrace gardening every year.
The photocall will take place at 12.00 noon on Monday 17th September. Pippa Greenwood will reveal the Stewart Garden Schools campaign logo for the first time.
Date Monday 17th September 2012-09-12
Time 12.00 noon
Location Stand 5C06-D05 in Hall 5 at Glee 2012, NEC, Birmingham
Description Pippa Greenwood revealing the Stewart Garden Schools campaign logo for the first time
Pippa Greenwood is one of Britain’s most popular gardening broadcasters. She has presented a number of television and radio programmes.
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.
Pippa has several regular writing commitments including BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and a monthly page in NFU Countryside Magazine. For eighteen years Pippa was the gardening columnist for The Mirror newspaper.
You are welcome to send a photographer or film crew to capture Pippa Greenwood at the launch of this campaign.
Please let us know if you will be sending a representative by replying to Emma De Maio at email@example.com or call on 07921 160 134.
For more information about Stewart Garden, visit www.stewart-garden.co.uk.
Glee 2012 takes place from 17 – 19 September at the NEC, Birmingham. Stewart Garden will be exhibiting on Stand 5C06-D05 in Hall 5.
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:
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