The Netherlands is a major importer and exporter of fruit and vegetables. The members of the GroentenFruit Huis (Vegetable/Fruit House) play an important role in sales. The only way to maintain this strong position is through formidable, innovative enterprise. It is important to encourage this. The Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize is the best organisation for providing impulses to creative enterprise. The Vegetable/Fruit House wholeheartedly supports this endeavour.
With our partners, we want to focus attention on innovative entrepreneurs. Together, we take pride in sharing exceptional stories about exceptional people in horticulture.
Collaboration, innovation and enterprise are household words in Dutch horticulture. Growers are entrepreneurs pur sang, who understand that they must keep improving their production, products and sales strategies to compete in the market. But they also have already learned the power of collaboration. The success of Dutch horticulture is nestled in the combination of these three ideas. The Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize focuses attention on entrepreneurs who successfully operate from these core values.
An agrarian business that seeks to ensure a sound future by raising the bar for its performance. Entrepreneurs are like top athletes: every athlete is motivated by a desire to be the best in their sport. Interpolis encourages research into more efficient methods for agriculture and horticulture, without overtaxing the environment. Putting the spot light on agrarian businesses that stand out through excellent enterprise fits in well with this.
Flynth adviseurs en accountants
Successful business people are a source of inspiration for others. Dutch horticulture can take pride in its developments in the area of innovation and collaboration. The winners of the Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize in past years have each been leading businesses that encourage other companies to grow their businesses. Flynth Consultants and Accountants help businesses to grow successfully.
Image building is important, within and outside horticulture. A good image attracts new employees, adds surplus value to products and helps accelerate horticulture in the Netherlands. The Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize is a tried-and-true endorsement of image. Innovation and ambition have long been important concepts when it comes to the image of modern Dutch horticulture. Rabobank is deeply committed to this and therefore supports the Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize.
Ministry of Agriculture and Nature
The Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize contributes to the ongoing process of innovation in the sector. We see much dynamism in enterprise. We note that businesses are taking full advantage of opportunities in the areas of energy, sustainability, social responsibility and product innovation. For the Ministry, these are important aspects for which the Prize provides an extra incentive. The sector itself determines the importance of this prize. The fact that the prize has produced such excellent winners over the years speaks for itself.
The Netherlands can take considerable pride in its ornamental and horticultural trade fair. Since 2010, HPP has grown into a mature horticultural trade exhibition, with aspirations to become a ‘World Horticulture Expo’. It fits in nicely with the Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize: we offer a stage for innovative horticultural entrepreneurs.
Trade magazines Bloemisterij and Boomkwekerij
The trade magazines, Bloemisterij and Boomkwekerij, are leading publications in the ornamental-plant sector, part of the SVS Association. As media specialists, we follow innovation closely – including the Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize. We do our share to contribute to the event, from which so many good impulses have emerged.