Anthura, member of Royal FloraHolland, is the overall winner of the 33rd edition of the prize. The plant breeding and propagation business will be an ambassador for the horticulture sector for a year.
Four companies were nominated for the Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize, of which three members of Royal FloraHolland. They are Anthura from Bleiswijk, Dekker Chrysanten from Hensbroek, Opti-flor from Monster and tomato farm Wim Peters Kwekerijen from Someren.
All four companies stood out because they have undergone a remarkable development in their own way, as a result of which they can be successful not only today but also in the future.
Anthura stood out because of its strong international positioning which has required and still requires a lot of pioneering work. The three directors strive for a healthy business, but are also heavily engaged with projects that do not always have a commercial goal. The concept of 'sustainability' runs through all the operating processes. The employees are given opportunities to develop themselves further, as a result of which the company has a lot of in-house expertise and craftsmanship. That makes Anthura a worthy addition to the list of winners of the Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize.
Horticulture transition: taking action gives energy
This year the theme of the event was 'Horticulture transition' in response to the 'Agriculture, nature and food: valuable and linked' consultation document presented by Carola Schouten, the Minister of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality.
Polar meteorologist and weatherman Peter Kuipers Munnke gave his views on the climate with appealing images and interactive questions. It was again clear that climate and horticulture are closely linked and the horticulture is showing itself highly proactive in achieving the climate targets.
About the Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize
Every year the Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize rewards the most outstanding business in the horticulture sector that puts innovation and sustainable business practices into action with daring, persistence and vision. The foundation thereby seeks to put the spotlight on good and innovative entrepreneurship, highlight positive developments within the sector, reward entrepreneurs and their companies for their outstanding performance, and encourage them to innovate. As nominee and winner a prize to be proud of!