LISSE, the Netherlands: Royal FrieslandCampina (a Dutch diary giant) CEO Cees ’t Hart presented ornamental grower and producer and distribution operation of seedlings from seeds and cuttings Florensis from Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht with the 2015 Dutch Horticultural Entrepreneur Award on Wednesday January 7th at a reception for the New Year at Keukenhof in Lisse, the Netherlands.
Now in its 29th year, the award recognises progressive growers who embrace technology and modern, sustainable production practices, market innovatively, deliver strong customer service and demonstrate industry leadership.
The jury stated that, “The power of Florensis lies in the ability to be big in small. With a wide range of over 4.000 products in propagation material of cut flowers, perennials and flowering pot plants and bedding plants they deliver to 7.500 loyal customers in Europe. The production is located in Europe and Africa. With a strong growth and outstanding results, the company succeeds in maintaining the character of a family company. This is also thanks to their well-functioning social calendar for their employees and the way the company connects with its customers. The jury compliments Florensis on its supply chain oriented market approach. Moreover, they appreciate the way Florensis strategically cooperates on all levels and with an eye for the interests of all participants. Florensis shows openness and power; it is a top company with a heart for their employees and customers.”’
The coveted award was presented to Florensis CEO Herman Hamer and COO Leo Hoogendoorn who both stressed how happy and delighted they are that the Florensis company has won the highest accolade in Dutch horticulture. “We want to thank everyone for the great responses we have received since our nomination. We congratulate the other three great companies that were also nominated for the Horticultural Entrepreneur Award 2015: Arcadia BV, Artemis and Martens Asperges. For Florensis 2015 couldn’t be off to a better start. A prosperous new year to each and everyone.”