Sligo-based company, Quickcrop Ltd. will be the sixth and final winner of the 'Your Business on TV' competition to feature its products on the Shopping from Home series on RTE One this February. An online business, Quickcrop supports novice gardeners in achieving success from the outset, supplying a range of seeds, plants, raised beds and gardening products that can be delivered to the customer's door. The company also offers a consultancy service including full installation of a vegetable garden.
As winner of the 'Your Business on TV' competition, Quickcrop will feature its DIY Timber Raised Vegetable Bed on the Shopping from Home series every day for the month of February. Manufactured in Sligo and containing a full selection of seasonal vegetable seeds, customers will also receive the know-how to maintain their raised beds through the free tutorials on the company's website.
As well as a 1.5 minute daily presentation on air, Quickcrop also receives support in marketing, PR and social media. In addition, the company is provided with a broadcast quality website link to upload footage onto its website and a DVD to allow for showcasing of products at exhibitions or trade fairs in the future.
Ahead of Quickcrop's appearance on the show, Series Producer and Presenter of Shopping from Home, Kathy Hoffman said: "Quickcrop epitomises the companies we were looking for from day one for the 'Your Business on TV' competition with home grown, innovative and affordable products. It has been a wonderful experience featuring the six winners every month since last September and we have been overwhelmed by the support they have received from viewers in that time. We would like to congratulate them all on their hard work and wish them every success for the future."
Sheelagh Daly, of the County and City Enterprise Boards added: "In the past six months the 'Your Business on TV' competition has provided a platform for the six winners to introduce their company and products to a wider audience, bringing with it opportunities for growth in sales and brand awareness. Through the support of Shopping from Home and the County and City Enterprise Boards, the six winners have seized this opportunity with both hands and have achieved excellent response to their products and strong sales."
Quickcrop will feature on Shopping from Home from Friday, 1st February to Thursday, 28th February. Each month, from September 2012 until February 2013, a presentation from a different winning company has been broadcast on the series, which is screened on RTE One television every morning at 7.30am- 8.00am, Monday to Sunday.
Slated from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Dublin was featured in January.