Pretty Cactus Plants Scoops TWO Prestigious Awards



South Norfolk based Pretty Cactus Plants had a bumper month in February 2022 - as the independent plant store scooped not one, but two prestigious national awards.

Renowned for its friendly and committed service to customers, as well as its varied selection of succulents, houseplants and cacti, Pretty Cactus Plants is delighted to have been recognised by both the Prestige Awards for the London & South East Region and the Business Excellence Awards.

The Prestige named Pretty Cactus Plants as the winner of their London & South East Plant Retailer of the Year 2022 – which is the second year running that Pretty Cactus Plants has claimed the title. The award recognises owner Donna Hodds and her team for their consistent attentiveness and ongoing commitment to customers and clients, despite everything the pandemic has thrown at them.

The second award came just days later, as Pretty Cactus Plants was also named Houseplant Retailer of the Year 2022 in Norfolk, by the Business Excellence Awards. Hosted by Acquisition International, the awards celebrate the heroic people in business, looking to highlight individuals who have battled, persevered and have coped with unprecedented change and growth during the pandemic.

“It really is an honour for Pretty Cactus Plants to have been recognised as a leading plant retailer in the UK, and to have won two House Plant Retailer awards within the same week, says Donna, owner of Pretty Cactus Plants.

“Every single small and independent business within the last two years has worked immeasurably hard to keep their business afloat in the global pandemic, which included complete closures of non-essential retail shops in the UK. So, for Pretty Cactus Plants to have not only survived this tough time, but to have triumphed and received two awards for excellence off the back of this period, is a massive achievement and step forward for us.”

Rocky Shing, at Prestige Awards, says: “The judges have been keeping a close eye on Pretty Cactus Plants over the last 12 months, and despite it being a difficult year, the business has remained strong.

“Keeping social media updated with the range of new plants, as well as showing great engagement with their follower base. Pretty Cactus Plants has shown real determination and a keen drive to keep developing the business in the last year. All the hard work shines through.”

Steve Simpson, Senior Awards Executive for Acquisition International said:

“After a challenging 18 months, it is a testament to your determination and dedication to have triumphed despite many unique difficulties and pressures, and we at Acquisition International are delighted to have been able to recognise your contribution to your industry.”

Notes to Editors

Pretty Cactus Plants owner Donna, is a lifelong plant lover - who used to spend her time rescuing dying plants from local shops and garden centres, and taking them home to nurse them back to health. After realising plants were her passion, Donna started selling the homegrown plants at country fayres and craft markets, before giving up her corporate job to run Pretty Cactus full-time as a successful shop and online store in 2019.

Now, Donna works with a wide team of growers and distributors within the UK and Holland to source their greenery - securing only the most unusual cacti, succulents, and houseplants wherever possible. The Pretty Cactus has since become an inspirational hub and one-stop-shop for all plant lovers near and afar, both in-store or virtually, who are searching for a wide range of plants and succulents.

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