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We are proud to announce that we have been awarded Gold in the innovation category at this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

Despite some tough competition from a variety of dynamic businesses from across the UK, judges were impressed with the way we have been innovative in our drive to achieve sustainability and in our ambition to become carbon neutral, through our vertical farming solution, V-Farm.

V-Farm is a fully controllable, vertical farming concept which is completely bespoke to the needs of the end user. Whether growing on an urban rooftop, a poorly-lit warehouse or even a station in space, a V-Farm can be developed for effective growing of a variety of crops.

We were also praised for our innovative approach to engaging with a variety of customers, helping to educate them about hydroponics best practice and the products that will boost their sales too. Judges described our level of innovation to be ‘inspirational’ across a number of areas.

Jonathan Aldridge, our Managing Director, commented: “Manufacturers are amongst the most prolific and successful innovators in the UK, so to win this award is a great accomplishment and compliment to our team. It reaffirms our position on the map as a modern and innovative company and we can’t wait to share this news with all our staff and customers.”

Dick Elsy, Chief Executive at HVM Catapult– the Innovation Award sponsors, commented: “HydroGarden is a fantastic example of a company that has put innovation at the heart of its business. To do this you must understand what the market wants and then work hard to produce a product that delivers both practicality and ingenuity.  Manufacturers lead the way in innovation, so to win this award is a great achievement.”

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