British brand, RocketGro is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Environmental & Sustainability Award at the prestigious Somerset Business Awards 2024.
The announcement is a great way to kick-off what is already set to be an exciting year for the homegrown business. The theme of this award also strikes at the very core of RocketGro’s ethos as a game-changing peat-free, sustainable business.
As organisations become increasingly aware of their environmental responsibilities, the Environmental & Sustainability Award aims to recognise those companies or individuals in Somerset that demonstrate a positive and long-term impact on the environment within their business.
Judges for the category will be looking for evidence that shows how entrants have improved environmental performance, implemented an efficient use of resources, or supported sustainable development/environmentally-friendly schemes.
RocketGro boasts an impressive 24-strong portfolio of premium peat-free growing products, including its flagship Magic Mulch, best-selling Fruit & Veg Compost, Seed & Cutting Compost, and Multi-Purpose with added John Innes.
Just last year, the famous River Cottage brought RocketGro on board as its exclusive compost supplier, praising the Somerset manufacturer’s products for their performance, long-lasting fertility powered by microbes, and local, sustainable production, which includes powering thousands of homes via an on-site biogas plant.
All RocketGro products are chemical free, 100% organic approved, British grown, sourced and manufactured, and are the by-product of renewable energy production. Packaging is also 100% recyclable.
Managing Director, Toby Thomas said: “We are so proud of our business and what we have achieved in just a few short years. RocketGro is the most eco-friendly compost producer at scale in the UK today and this recognition from the panel of judges at the Somerset Business Awards adds further weight to the good work we are doing to produce quality peat-free compost and growing media products in a 100% sustainable way, leaving an almost carbon neutral footprint. In fact, business-wide carbon neutrality for RocketGro should be achieved this year, which is no mean feat for an emerging business.”
The winner of the category will be announced at the Somerset Business Awards in March during a black-tie celebration – the largest event of its kind across the county – at the Winter Gardens Pavilion in Weston-super-Mare.
Find out more
If you want to learn more about RocketGro or are keen to discuss adding its product portfolio into your 2024 offering, please contact Toby Thomas (email@example.com /07936 928 981) or Andy Abraham (firstname.lastname@example.org / 07446 937902). View the full range and discover more about the RocketGro story at www.rocketgro.co.uk
Notes to editors:
RocketGro was founded in early 2021, born out of a meeting of minds of two friends, Tim and Toby. Tim’s family has been successfully farming on their 5000-acre farm in the heart of Somerset for over 100 years. The farm produces an amazingly rich soil nourishing organic by-product from their biogas plant. The biogas powers thousands of homes, and until RocketGro was born, this by-product was only spread over the farmland, meaning the farm could avoid using chemical fertilisers.
Tim wanted to share this wonder product with gardeners all over the UK and he approached Toby to help him make this dream come true. RocketGro was born.
The RocketGro mission is to help gardeners move away from peat and therefore do our bit to help the environment. Our fabulous range of products is a near-total solution to any gardeners’ needs and the range is expanding even further. RocketGro puts a great deal of care and effort into producing our premium growing media products and aims to produce the finest compost products in a sustainable and nature loving eco-friendly way. Gardeners who become ‘RocketGrowers’ will see the difference.