Rainwater Terrace double win at GLEE 2013

Rainwater Terrace picks up 2 awards on its launch at GLEE Birmingham 2013.

Glee New Product Awards 2013 - Winners Announced

Eleven, ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2013. Winners off the Glee New Product Awards 2013 were selected from more than 200 entries, before Glee opened on Sunday morning, by an expert panel of judges representing independent and multiple retailers, the media, trade associations and international suppliers. With nine key garden retail categories, relevant entries were also considered for the Best of British and Green Awards. Each entry was judged on a challenging range of criteria including innovation, design, quality, environmental credentials, pricing and retail potential. Buyers visiting Glee can see all of the winning and highly commended products in the 'Visitor Hub' areas of the show, where you'll also find the hundreds of other entries. Entries from exhibitors in Hall 5 can be found in the Hub central to Hall 5; exhibitors from Hall 4, and large-scale entries from Hall 5, can be found in Hall 4's Hub.

Judges’ comments: Simon Moore said:  "This is an innovative rainwater collection product that’s both practical and decorative.  The idea combines a two- or three-tier container to collect and re-use rainwater, with a decorative, multi-level planter that can be used for plants or grow-your-own.  Enabling the plants to feed from the water butt is a great feature; the plants made it attractive enough to place outside your house, and it’s at a good price point."

Rainwater terrace is a real star of the show the Rainwater Terrace by Design 4 Plastics Ltd has been a real star of the show, picking up two awards and attracting a lot of interest on their stand in the Innovators Zone. The new concept in rainwater collection won the Garden Care category in the New Product Awards and also clinched the Visitors' Award in Hall 5. The Rainwater Terrace promotes the reuse of valuable rainwater and grown your own sustainability. It not only saves the householder money by reusing rainwater in the garden, its unique integrated plant growing system makes it an attractive addition to any home. Design 4 Plastics used Glee to launch the Rainwater Terrace and received lots of comments, none of them negative. Managing director Keith Bell said it was a great to receive the two awards. "We believe in the product but for other people to be convinced by it too is just fantastic." The judges said: "Enabling plants to feed from the water butt is a great feature. The plants make it attractive enough to place outside your house, and it's a good price point too."