Sussex Christmas tree farm triumphs at 1066 Business Awards
Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm has triumphed at the 1066 Business Awards, winning two categories – best Small Business and Business Personality of the Year for founder Clive Collins.
Established over 25 years ago, Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm has been supplying Christmas trees to the Battle, Bexhill and Hastings districts and has one simple philosophy – to provide the best-quality trees in Sussex at the best possible prices.
Winning Small Business of the Year has capped a period of tremendous success for the farm and the awards reinforce Clive and his business partner Phil Reynolds’ view that the most important thing for a business to provide is great customer service.
Clive explains: “Where most businesses have 12 twelve months and multiple visits to make an impression that will bring repeat custom - we only have one chance so that customers will return the following year.”
This is a challenge Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm has taken seriously, offering not only a ‘reserve your tree’ from the plantation service, but also delivery, recycling, and a farm shop with everything you could need for Christmas – the complete Christmas experience in one place.
Clive added: “Winning the awards is one of the highlights of my time in business and they are really down to having an amazing team around me.”
Business partner Phil Reynolds added: “We are all very proud of the awards and of Clive for his personal award. What makes Clive’s energy and enthusiasm for Christmas trees all the more amazing is that, following an accident, Clive became spinally injured.
“Using specially adapted vehicles and equipment, plus his extensive knowledge of arboriculture, he is able to do much of the work on the farm himself. His smiling face is something people have come to associate with Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm and last year he even made it onto the small screen by appearing on the CBeebies’ show ‘Down on the Farm’ with former JLS star JB. Being presented with the Business Personality of the Year award came as a huge surprise to Clive, but it is one which is richly deserved.”
Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm www.catsfieldchristmastreefarm.com is a long-established grower and retailer based in Catsfield, East Sussex. It has been growing and supplying Christmas trees for more than 25 years. The farm and shop is open on 19th November this year until Christmas Eve.
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