Autumn continues be a busy season for everyone here at Bulldog Tools, so once again we thought we would keep you up to date with everything that’s going on.

Vote Bulldog!

Bulldog Tools are delighted to announce that we have been nominated in this year’s Grow Your Own Magazine’s Great British Growing Awards in the ‘Best Garden Tools Range’ category. However, we still need the assistance of our loyal friends and customers to vote for us and help us win the award! It’s very easy to vote, just visit: www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/awards/ and follow the instructions on the screen – we really appreciate your support.

Helen’s Choice

Our excellent Bulldog Wizard Rake recently featured in Helen Yemm’s popular ‘Thorny Problems’ article in the Weekend Telegraph Gardening section. In her piece entitled ‘Pick of the week’ Helen described the rake as ‘wooden handled and looking more like an ordinary rake but with pliable and replaceable rubber tines that are extremely gentle on the grass and quietly efficient for sweeping even damp leaves off paved surfaces’. Thanks to Helen and the Telegraph for their recommendation and you can find out more about these rakes along with stockist information here.

Gardener’s Joy

Rollins Group and Bulldog Tools European Sales Manager, Huber Jongejan recently attended the popular Galabau Exhibition in Nuremburg in Germany. He visited the show as a guest of our German customer, Gärtners Freud’ (gardener’s joy) who stock our ranges of Bulldog Tools and Mechanix Gloves. Huber was delighted with the reception of German landscapers for the Bulldog range and is very pleased to be working with the company. Everyone here at Bulldog Tools hope that with such great enthusiasm for our brand, Gärtners Freud’ will be the perfect partner to build Bulldog’s business in Germany. The image shows Huber with Petra Cockrell who is the owner of Gärtners Freud’ holding one of our Bulldog spades. You can see the Gärtners Freud’ website here.

The Metropolitan Public Gardens Association

The 132nd Annual General Meeting of the MPGA was held last week at The Mansion House in London. Bulldog sponsor the London Spade Award which is given each year to a promoter of an individual project, who has created, restored or enhanced a park or garden, improving the quality of life dramatically for those using it. This year’s winner of the spade was Anne Holman, who is the Campaign Manager for London in Bloom. Anne has overseen the number of entries in London in Bloom rise from 229 entries in 2013 to a record 276 in 2014 and everyone here at Bulldog offers her our sincere congratulations. If you want to find out more about the MPGA, you can visit their website at: www.mpga.org.uk/

Michael Elsom

Finally, the Bulldog Tools team would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to Michael Elsom who retired as a Director of Rollins Group on 1st October after 56 years of loyal service. Mike joined Rollins Group in 1958 (before they owned Bulldog Tools), rising to the board by the late 1960s and was company Chairman for more than 20 years until 2011. Stuart Elsom, Mike’s son is the current Rollins Group Managing Director and stated last week, ‘It has been a very special experience to work with my father for so many years, he has set an incredibly high standard of leadership which will be hard to follow.’ Everyone here at Bulldog wishes Mike all the best for a long and happy retirement.

Minchinhampton School

Well done to everyone at  Minchinhampton School in Gloucestershire who spent last weekend planting 1,000 donated bulbs around their school grounds. Using some new Bulldog border spades, border forks and trowels which we sent them, the parents and pupils of the school were helped by members of the local village gardening club to plant lots of crocus, daffodil and bluebell bulbs. And the good news is that they now have a brand new Gardening Club which meets on Wednesdays after school – congratulations to all involved!

Posted in About Bulldog By Stuart Elsom On 15th October 2014

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