27th Of October by Sam Torr
Saltney-based Zest, a leading supplier of award-winning timber garden products, and part of the P&A Group, based in Mold, was pronounced a winner at the Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) Awards held at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. The company’s hugely popular Garden Bar and Two Stool Set beat off stiff competition from other garden industry brands to win the Outdoor Leisure Category award.
The Garden Bar Set was designed by the in-house design team and with support from other specialists in Zest. The set is a triple award winner having previously won best Garden Leisure and Entertaining product at the Glee trade show and Best Furniture Product at SOLEX trade show in 2022.
Explaining why the Zest Garden Bar Set won the award, the GIMA judges commented:
“In a market full of converted garden sheds or open lectern style bars, this product is like no other. It folds from a features-packed bar to a super compact footprint in seconds, securely storing the drinks and stools ready for next time. A clever multifunctional design and a great addition to any outdoor living space.”
Commenting on Zest’s win, Managing Director Steve Morgan said:
“This is fantastic! It is always so valuable to get a positive response from our industry peers to Zest’s understanding of consumer trends, and our investment in design, innovation, and sustainability. We are continually creating new, popular, readily available timber products in line with our brand ethos – bringing our customers closer to nature. Winning at the GIMA Awards really supports that mission. We are delighted - a huge well done to all involved!”
Head of Commercial Development at Zest, Simon Davison added:
“Our Zest range includes award winners of every kind and in recent years we have had winners with our Grow Your Own range, furniture and planters. This is another ‘Stamp of Approval’ from experts across the industry.”
Made from sustainable slow-grown softwood sourced from PEFC certified (PEFC/16-37-1490) forests, Zest’s fold out garden bar combines attractive drinks and snacks storage with a seating area and two bar stools, all of which can be folded away when not in use. Perfect for smaller as well as larger outdoor spaces, the stools are stackable – for easy storage and additional seating can be added, if required.