Flower Market Awards - Wholesaler of the Year 2013

Written by Alastair Owen
November 20, 2013

The unsung heroes of New Covent Garden Flower Market are unsung no more! The Wholesaler of the Year 2013 award hails our traders' decades of experience, their expert knowledge and their crazy working hours! They are all our Flower Market Heroes!

Hundreds of votes came in for the online vote, supported by the most amazing plaudits from Flower Market customers. Here are just some of the things you said about our traders:

Quotes from cutomers about traders

And now onto the results...

Wholesaler of the Year - Shortlist and Winner

Our three shortlisted traders as voted by you for Wholesaler of the Year 2013 are:

Dennis Edwards Flowers

Dennis Edward Flowers

Flower Market legend, Dennis Edwards Flowers set up his own business just 14 months ago and has powered from strength to strength. Long-term devotees have flocked to Dennis' new home, where he was joined by father and son team Eddie and Sonny and Charlie.

Their complete reliability, sensational range of stock, and their willingness to go the extra mile, make them a firm Flower Market favourite.

Zest Flowers

Zest Flowers

Graeme Diplock runs the helpful, witty, expert team of Zest Flowers: Tony, Terry, Terry and Eric. Their stock is second to none with a fantastic range of seasonal British flowers, Dutch and Colombian and combined with great customer service makes them one of the most popular traders in the Flower Market.

Porters Foliage

Porters Foliage

Barry and Bryan Porters have a well-deserved reputation as the unrivalled experts in world foliage. Fourth generation foliage specialists Barry & Bryan and their top team including Russell, Dave, Jamie, Glenys and Barry's son, Aaron, are consistently applauded for being generous with their knowledge and advice and support for customers.



Go here to read a full profile of Dennis Edwards Flowers ›


Congratulations to our winner and shortlistees, and thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite Flower Market Wholesaler!


Subscribe to our emails

Join thousands of food and flowers businesses and get what’s in season delivered to your inbox every month.

Celebrating Black History Month

We asked some of the New Covent Garden Market community what Black History Month means to them and why this year's theme, 'Proud to be', is an important message.

Read more
Like Post


Koffmann’s success built on British farming family values

The British family firm that brought the UK foodservice sector Koffmann’s potatoes has seen business boom since the hospitality sector re-opened post-Covid. Prior to the pandemic, the brand had built a very healthy following for its frozen potato products, but since the country began to rebound, it has increased its sales to 1,000 tonnes of fresh potatoes a week. A rapidly-growing customer base can’t get enough.

Read more
Like Post


Loading more blogs...

End of content

No more pages to load