Industry Events

  • Decco announces regional trade show program

    By GCU on September 19, 2017
    As part of its commitment to supporting the independent market both in the High Street and in garden centre retail, home improvement and garden wholesaler Decco is to hold six regional trade shows for existing and new retail customers. The trade shows take place as follows: Belfast – September 19 – La Mon Hotel Leeds– September 27 – York Racecourse […]
  • Glee Buyers Power List 2017: winners announced

    By GCU on September 14, 2017
    The winners of the 2017 Glee Buyers Power List have been announced during an awards ceremony within Glee’s Seminar Theatre. From individual garden centre buyers to multiple retailer buying teams, the Glee Buyers Power List was introduced to recognise and celebrate the many garden retail buyers who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to make a difference within the industry in […]
  • BHETA forum targets home improvement suppliers

    By GCU on September 13, 2017
    BHETA’s next networking forum is to feature guest speakers from Selco, ManoMano and Stax, the organisation has revealed. They will joined by Paul Martin, head of retail at KPMG, for the latest view on the economic situation as it affects the home improvement industry.  The forum is to take place on September 26 at Federation House. Finance director Rob Brewill […]
  • Glee New Product Awards 2017 winners announced

    By GCU on September 12, 2017
    Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2017. Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at Glee (September 11-13, NEC Birmingham), the winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers. Entries were submitted into twelve key garden retail categories, comprising: […]
  • South West Growers Show focuses on key regional trade

    By GCU on September 8, 2017
    As plans intensify ahead of the opening of the South West Growers Show (SWGS) at the Matford Centre, Exeter on Wednesday October 4, both exhibitors and organisers are focusing on the importance of reaching the key regional horticultural, turfcare and amenity trade across the South West and surrounding counties. At a time when many trade events are amalgamating and moving […]
  • Simon King to speak at Birdfair 2017

    By GCU on August 16, 2017
    This August, wildlife expert Simon King OBE will be speaking at Birdfair, an annual event for birdwatchers, held every year at Rutland Water in England. Known as the ‘Glastonbury of birdwatching’, Birdfair runs from August 18 to 20. The annual three-day nature event features talks and hundreds of stalls and brings together nature lovers from 83 countries. So far, Birdfair […]
  • Glee 2017: keynote speaker confirmed as award-winning garden journalist Nick Bailey

    By GCU on July 25, 2017
    On Monday September 11, Glee will be welcoming award-winning gardening journalist and TV presenter, Nick Bailey, to the stage as this year’s keynote speaker. Leading not one, but three sessions as part of Glee’s ever-popular seminar programme, Nick’s keynote speech will focus on the latest emerging trends in gardens, how garden centres can utilise garden shows as a way of […]
  • Hartley Botanic takes inspiration from surroundings for RHS Tatton Park tradestand

    By GCU on July 24, 2017
    At RHS Tatton Park Flower Show this year, Hartley Botanic’s handmade greenhouses and glasshouses are framed by romantic, orderly plantings evocative of grand stately gardens and estates. The Lancashire-based manufacturer’s tradestand has been designed and built by landscape and garden maintenance company Base Squared, who took inspiration for the external plantings on the stand from Tatton Park itself, and from […]
  • ‘LOFAssured’ fire safety campaign launched at Solex

    By GCU on July 19, 2017
    LOFA (Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association) has launched the new LOFAssured campaign to the association’s members at the Solex exhibition in Birmingham. The campaign has involved all LOFA members being audited by FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association) to ensure all outdoor cushions sold by LOFA members comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 and 1993. LOFAssured will […]
  • GIMA Awards 2017 – And the winners are……

    By GCU on July 17, 2017
    The winners of the GIMA awards 2017 were announced at a gala dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales on Thursday July 13. The event brought together manufacturers, retailers, members of the press and industry figures, to celebrate the 16 highly-deserving winners. This year Westland Horticulture was the proud winner of the GIMA Sword of Excellence, whilst […]