Horticultural Entrepreneur Award


Royal Lemkes has won the Horticultural Entrepreneur Award 2018. The 32nd edition of this prestigious prize was awarded at Keukenhof in Lisse on Wednesday, 10 January, to the company that performed best in innovative and sustainable entrepreneurship.

Managing Director Michiel de Haan: “We are extremely proud to have received this prestigious prize. To us, it is an incentive to do things a little better every day, an additional motivation to further develop our expertise in the field of plants, supply chain optimisation, business intelligence and trade marketing. Together with the 200 professionals at Royal Lemkes, we look forward to being ambassadors for the horticultural sector in 2018.”

Contributing to a greener and more social world
Royal Lemkes is a leading supplier of plants and related services to the large-scale retail market in Europe. The people at Royal Lemkes are entrepreneurs with a green heart and believe that plants contribute to a better life, vital business and a healthy, green world.

Sustainability is in the DNA of this family business. The driving force at Royal Lemkes is not the maximisation of profit but the desire to make a difference by focusing on themes such as ‘Planet’ and ‘People’. The company recently received the Best Employer quality label with three stars and a top score of 8.5 for employee involvement.

According to the Horticulture Entrepreneur Award jury, “The way Royal Lemkes stimulates innovation in the chain, linking it with high transparency, demonstrates its vision for sustainable entrepreneurship. This enables Royal Lemkes to inspire its chain partners and ensures healthy growth of the sector.”