Wednesday, 8 July 2009

A Different Award!

A week ago, together with two colleagues from work, I travelled to the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham to attend a garden party and lunch followed by the 'The Greatest Team 2009' awards ceremony organised by Garden Trade News. This is a series of Garden Retail Awards either nominated by trade suppliers or voted by the general public.
After a superb five course lunch Sir Henry Cooper presented us with "The Greatest Wild Bird Care & Wildlife Team 2009" award for the RHS Plant Centre team and I got to shake the hand of "Our Henry".... now that was cool.
Just in case you are wondering from left to right are: Ben Laws, the "Early Birder" is holding the certificate,
Sir Henry Cooper, Brenda has got the bottle and Nige is holding the Award.

15 comments:

  1. Wahoo!! Frank I'm so happy for you! Congratulations on the award. I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank you for all that you share here and for encouraging those of us on this side of the water to learn about your birds.

    SALUTE!!

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  2. Well done Frank; and meeting 'enry too. Bonus.

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  3. Lynne. I'm blushing! Thank you for being a dear friend. Lol.

    Thank you Crista.

    Keith, I still think that hand packs a punch!.

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  4. Many congratulations to you and your colleagues Frank, well done!

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  5. Whoa!!! That is quite an honor! Congratulations to you and your team. Do you offer birding education at your store (plants good for birds, etc.?).

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  6. Congrats Frank!! How lovely for you and team!!

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  7. Congratulations Frank to you and your team. As you know I'm a regular visitor to the plant centre and have always been impressed by the huge variety and range of birdie and wildlife products etc.

    Equally (in the shop) the list of birds seen at Wisley is so informative!

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  8. Jan, Rene & Joan. Thank you.

    Kelly. Of course, it's all part of the retail service. You ask & we try to answer.

    Tricia. As you know linking the retail offering with the Gardens is one of our main objectives. Any activity (e.g. maintaining the bird sighting record) just adds another informative dimension. How else would we know that a Red Kite flew over at 3.45p.m. on a speecific date!

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  9. Hooray - that is terrific! Congrats to you and your team, I'm sure the award is well-deserved.

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  10. Hi Heather. Thanks. It is good to be recognised for the work we do.

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  11. Awesome!! This is indeed wonderful news to read. Congratulations.

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  12. Hi Michelle. Thanks, it was a total surprise.

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  13. Very well done Frank. Congratulations.

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