JUB Holland has won the Dutch Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize 2017
JUB Holland received the Dutch Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize 2017 during the festive awards ceremony on 11 January from chair of the Board, Nico Koomen.
The judges were of the opinion that JUB Holland is an example for the bulb industry. According to the jury report: ‘The company demonstrates innovative strength, has a long family tradition, and is active in all aspects of the bulb trade. By perseverance of many generations the company has achieved a substantial position on the international market. JUB Holland stand out for their strong vision and community involvement to provide bulbs a place in society. The company seeks in innovative ways cooperation with local authorities and organisations. Flower bulbs to support biodiversity are an important priority. JUB Holland take a leadership role in bringing the bulb industry a step further. As winner of the Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize 2017, JUB Holland will serve as an ambassador for the sector for the coming year.’
JUB Holland is one of the few companies in the sector that has mastered all aspects of the flower bulb trade: from breeding tulips via the cooperative, ‘Remarkable’, to cultivating, forcing and trading flower bulbs for retail, landscape and forcing operations. JUB Holland export high-quality flower bulbs and flower bulb products, plus many innovative concepts to more than 35 countries.
Competing for the Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize is worth the effort. The winner receives a valuable work of art, recognition, an increase in its network and media attention – values that cannot be expressed in monetary terms. Moreover, the title makes JUB Holland eligible to receive the prestigious King Willem I Prize and the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards.
The board of the Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize Association is comprised of representatives from various partners, with an independent chair. The management determines the annual resources needed to focus additional attention on horticulture. It determines the winner of the year, based on assessments by an independent, professional panel of judges.