The eagerly anticipated climax of the RHS Britain in Bloom annual competition took place in Sunderland recently with the national awards ceremony at the Rainton Meadows Arena. The event was attended by hundreds of dedicated In Bloomers from all across the UK.
As passionate supporters of Britain in Bloom, we always follow the competition closely and value the awards as a chance to congratulate everyone who takes part – not just those who are successful on the night itself. We also like to follow the achievements of our Amberol customers many of whom have an excellent record in the competition.
This year’s event proved to be as exciting as ever with some extremely well-deserved awards given out on the night. We were delighted to see so many familiar names of past and present Amberol customers on the awards list – 52 at the last count! Whilst we can’t mention them all individually here, we would like to applaud all the In Bloom entrants for their efforts to make Britain a brighter, better more beautiful place.
Have you visited the Amberol website recently? If not, now would be a good time to take a fresh look as we are delighted to announce some changes. In fact, the whole website has had a bit of an exciting makeover to mark the start of a new decade.
With the Great British Spring Clean 2020 officially launched in January, momentum for the annual initiative is starting to build. This year’s event runs from 20th March to 13th April and the aim is to make the 2020 campaign even bigger and better. In 2019, over half a million volunteers were involved in everything from litter picks to individual litter pledges. This year the campaign’s target is to involve at least 600,000 people.
Investing in the built environment costs money. Many of our customers have to balance the benefits of initiatives such as creating floral displays and keeping the streets tidy with shrinking budgets. So, is the money that is spent on community projects such as brightening community areas, entering Britain in Bloom and funding litter facilities and campaigns really worth it?