1st Of August by Sam Torr
Zest, a leading supplier of award-winning timber garden products based in Flintshire and a division of the P&A Group, has continued its award-winning streak and won two top awards at leading trade industry shows.
Fresh from winning best Garden Leisure and Entertaining product at the Glee trade show with its new Garden Bar and Two Stool Set, Zest also won the Best Furniture Product at SOLEX trade show again with the popular set.
Designed by the in-house design team, The Garden Bar and Two Stool Set was deemed to be ‘multi-functional’ with a ‘clever use of material’ and at ‘a low price point’ giving added value by SOLEX award judges.
Commenting on the win, Neil Sholes, Head of Product Design and Innovation said:
“This was a huge company-wide effort and we’re delighted to have been recognised by industry experts and our peers at the two key trade shows for the outdoor leisure industry. There was lots of interest in the Garden Bar Set on our exhibition stand at both shows.
“In addition to our main supplier in Poland, we have worked alongside our marketing team and the wider company to design a host of innovative products based on consumer trends, also including our new Garden Pizza Oven Table that we exhibited at the trade shows. The Garden Bar Set is just one of the many highlights in our new range of sustainable timber garden products and we’re looking forward to bringing them to the market in 2023. The Garden Bar and Two Stool Set and the Garden Pizza Oven Table will be available locally from The Woodworks Garden Centre, Mold, (a division of the P&A Group), selected Garden Centres nationwide and through online retailers.”
The Garden Bar and Two Stool Set from Zest is a perfect party piece which is also space-saving, making it ideal for any outdoor space. Innovative and versatile, its main storage doors open to make a base for a fold down counter top, while the hinged doors on the side panel reveal fully fitted drinks cabinet shelving. The main storage space contains two stackable stools for guests.
The garden pizza oven table has been designed with 360 degree access for fueling the oven, cooking and serving.
In addition to winning the Best Furniture Product at SOLEX, Zest also came second in the Best Stand category.
Steve Morgan, Managing Director at Zest, part of the P&A Group commented:
“We were thrilled to have received these awards and to have been presented with second in the Best Stand category. Our stand was designed, built and styled by various divisions within the P&A Group. The planters were lovingly prepared at The Woodworks Garden Centre, Mold, the Zest warehouse and transport teams carefully delivered the large stand and products to the events at the NEC in Birmingham on carefully packed pallets made by P&A Pallets and Packaging - it really was a real company-wide effort.”
Zest’s current range of timber furniture, landscaping, fencing and decorative products are available to buy locally at The Woodworks Garden Centre in Mold and online via www.zestoutdoorliving.co.uk
Zest has significantly developed its in-house product development facilities and personnel, converting an existing 1950s building into the ‘design.shed’, in Saltney, a contemporary restoration project providing an environment to enable creativity and innovation. It is complete with a research and concept development suite, the latest CAD design technology, a prototyping build area, a production studio, and a marketing zone. Zest have invested in understanding what customers want from their outdoor experiences and creates products with these insights in mind.
All Zest timber products are made from pressure treated, FSC®- (C114990) sustainable slow grown soft wood from responsibly managed forests.
Zest is a leading supplier to over 600 garden centres nationwide, major retailing groups and online retailers and positions itself as “The natural choice for outdoor living” enabling today’s consumers to enjoy their outdoor space and enjoy the naturalness of wood. Steve Morgan, Managing Director at Zest, has a family heritage in the timber industry stretching back five generations.
Zest is part of the P&A Group established in 1985. The Group comprises of Zest, The Woodworks Garden Centre and Café in Mold, P&A Pallets & Packaging and St Andrews Business Centre for leased and virtual offices.