About the Home & Garden Awards
BUILD Magazine is proud to welcome you to the sixth annual Home and Garden Awards! We are excited to be hosting this popular programme once again in 2023, where we will aim to recognise the top performers and leading innovators working in the field today.
The pandemic was extremely challenging for many industries, with multiple enforced lockdowns limiting operations and putting businesses under immense financial strain. The Home and Garden sector, however, was able to endure through these difficult and unfamiliar circumstances by providing a service for the public who were suddenly spending most of their time at home.
The Home Improvement market experienced drastic growth during 2020, and this surge has continued throughout subsequent years, as homeowners internationally have been committing more time and money to Interior Design, Gardening, Home Decoration, and Kitchen & Bathroom projects than ever before.
Experts are predicting that Garden Landscaping will achieve long term growth in residential settings, as the more health-conscious younger generation begin to get on the property ladder and drive expansion in this sector. Gardens provide a space for outdoor exercise and the ability to home-grow fresh produce, so as Health & Fitness trends remain popular amongst Millennials the Landscaping Services industry looks set to significantly benefit in coming years.
Also important is the advancement of Interior Design and how rising demand for these services has been influential to the sector overall. The Home and Garden Awards cover the Residential segment specifically, which represents over half of the market share. This makes Residential Interior Design the largest source of revenue for the industry, and Designers, Decorators, Furnishers, Lighting Consultants, and Home Organisers are just some of the professionals working tirelessly to ensure prosperity across this field.
While there have been some setbacks for Home and Garden enterprises, with challenges including volatile energy prices, adverse weather conditions, and reducing numbers of skilled workers – the industry remains robust, adapting to new practices and business avenues. The rise of the Smart Home and related residential automation is just one example of how this sector can evolve with the needs of its customers and utilises innovation to overcome adversity.
With this in mind, we will soon be launching the Home and Garden Awards 2023 to highlight the companies and individuals excelling within this sphere. The programme will encompass all relevant product and service categories no matter how big or small, as we are committed to selecting our winners based on quality rather than size or popularity. We achieve this through an exhaustive process of research and selection completed in-house by our own team of experienced judges.
BUILD Magazine is looking for deserving participants to take part in the highly anticipated Home and Garden Awards 2023, so if you would like to be considered please nominate yourself using the form provided. Our helpful Awards Team will guide you through each step of the process, where there are no mandatory costs involved at any stage! While we do present additional marketing packages to those who are successful, these are optional so there truly is something for everyone!
The Nomination Team can assist with answering any queries that you have regarding a nomination, or the process involved in taking part in one of our award programmes.
Please get in touch with us via email or over the phone if you have any questions - we are happy to help!
THE BUILD APPROACH
PHASE 1: WE GATHER NOMINEES
Nominees are gained via our online nomination form, those nominating are BUILD magazine subscribers, our online visitors, social media following, clients and our wider circulation.
Those putting forward nominees are welcome to nominate their own firm, colleagues within their firm and of course third party businesses.
BUILD magazine is part of the digital publishing house AI Global Media, the publishers put forward nominees for consideration.
PHASE 2: NOMINEE EVALUATION
All those who formally accept their nomination are asked if they would like to submit material for further consideration as supporting evidence. This is by no means mandatory.
Items we consider are the materials supplied by nominees, information on those nominated businesses available online and any information supplied with the original nomination.
PHASE 3: RESEARCH AND JUDGING STAGE
Our research team, who are highlighted below, will assess all information presented to them.
The team gather information independently from a number of publicly available sources, they assess the material supplied by the nominees and by those who put them forward originally.
The research team will cast their final judgment based on various criteria including client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, client feedback and business performance.
PHASE 4: CONTACTING AND ANNOUNCING WINNERS
Once winners have been determined each winner will be contacted directly.
Detail of award winners will be embargoed until BUILD magazine make the announcement publicly via the website and award winners’ magazine.
PHASE 5: MAKING YOUR AWARD COUNT
To all those who are lucky enough to be selected as winners we offer a number of products and services to assist in gaining maximum exposure for your win, details of which can be found HERE.
We also encourage all of our winners to publicly announce their win independently.
Announcements via company websites, social media channels, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are a great way of really maximising the exposure gained from such an amazing achievement. For advice on how to gain maximum exposure from your win please get in touch, we will be more than happy to assist.
Laura is our Awards Manager overseeing a number of BUILD magazine’s major awards programmes
Jane is one of AI Global Media’s Directors and is passionate about delivering maximum value for each award winner.
Jeremy heads up the research team. He is a conscientious and dedicated team leader and is committed to each one of BUILD magazine’s nominees and award winners.