UK: Tom Brown wins Wholesale Floral/Plant supplier of the year

Tom Brown Wholesale Florist is the winner of the FreshAwards 2021 Wholesale Floral/Plant Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Prophet. Tom Brown not only improved its own sustainability and ethical practices, it also encouraged other wholesalers to come together during a challenging period of change, giving Brexit briefings to peers and media. During the lockdown, Tom Brown provided regular updates on sources of advice and support.

In-house, Tom Brown reduced its cardboard and paper use, cut energy use and emissions, and instigated best practice purchasing from ethical sources. A focus on staff welfare was also fundamental for this business, as well as encouraging a new generation into the industry by giving talks to college students.

The judges named it “A business that embraces challenge and offers customers exceptional service and knowledge.”

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