Industry Events

  • PATS gets ready for a memorable 10th year

    By GCU on March 14, 2018
    Pet trade exhibition PATS enters its 10th year with two major shows lined up in 2018, starting at Sandown Park in Surrey next Tuesday (March 20) and followed by a second event at Telford in Shropshire in September. PATS Sandown will be packed with more than 150 companies showcasing an amazing number of new products, and it promises to be […]
  • National Home Improvement Week Promotions

    By GCU on February 1, 2018
    Love your garden with G Plants Ltd & NHIW Promote DIY Gardening Sales this spring with FREE stock from G Plants!   G Plants Ltd are official supporters of the very first National Home Improvement Week, a consumer-facing marketing initiative running from 12th until 18th March 2018. The DIY week lead by BHETA to encourage consumers to get involved in […]
  • Strong seminar line-up at PATS Sandown

    By GCU on February 1, 2018
    PATS Sandown has secured a strong line-up of speakers for two days of seminars designed to give pet retailers ahead-of-the-game ideas on new lines, new approaches and new profit potential. The talks, produced in association with Pedigree Wholesale, will take place in the Seminar Theatre in the Esher Hall of Sandown Park Exhibition Centre on both days of the show […]
  • Hillier set to inspire at Chelsea 2018

    By GCU on January 18, 2018
    Hillier, the most successful exhibitor in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has announced details of its 2018 garden. ‘STIHL Inspiration’ by Hillier will take on a more rustic theme than previously featured in Hillier’s exhibits with corten steel throughout, and orange and blue flowering plants will add warmth alongside the traditional feature of Hillier’s mature trees. Hillier […]
  • HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial

    By GCU on January 18, 2018
    The Party for Perennial, taking place tonight (Thursday 18 January) in London, kicks off Perennial’s annual fundraising campaign known as HortAid. With some exciting challenge events lined up for 2018, Perennial is encouraging the horticulture industry to get behind their trade charity and do something this year to raise money for the only charity that supports everyone in the industry when they are facing crisis. All funds […]
  • BBC comedian to compere GCA awards dinner

    By GCU on January 15, 2018
    Radio and TV comedian Jo Caulfield will be compering the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) conference awards’ dinner this month. Jo, who is also a comedy writer, has worked on some of the biggest shows and with some of the top names in British comedy. GCA chief executive Iain Wylie said: “Not only has Jo been the regular warm-up performer for […]
  • Gardenex secures government funding for major international garden trade exhibitions

    By GCU on January 5, 2018
    The Gardenex export federation has been successful in securing cash grant funding for four major international garden trade exhibitions in the Government’s latest bidding round. The funding is available to eligible SMEs under the DIT’s Tradeshow Access programme and will enable British companies to exhibit their products to international markets in a cost-effective way, while also benefiting from the wide […]
  • Garden Re-Leaf 2018 registration now open

    By GCU on November 30, 2017
    Following a fantastic Garden Re-Leaf Day this year, Greenfingers Charity has announced 2018’s event will take place on Friday March 16 and with some new exciting events planned for next year promises to be even bigger than this year…more details of new events will be revealed in the coming weeks… The Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk will take place once again […]
  • Seminar showcase and award line-up set to enhance busy South West Growers Show

    By GCU on September 25, 2017
    A top line up of seminars has been announced as we near the opening of the South West trade event aimed at growers, plant buyers and the landscape and amenity sector, the South West Growers Show (SWGS). Doors open at the Matford Centre, Exeter from 9am on Wednesday October 4. With an exhibitor list combining a mixture of local nurseries […]
  • First day at PATS Telford hailed ‘a huge success’

    By GCU on September 25, 2017
    The opening day of PATS Telford has been hailed as a huge success by both exhibitors and visitors, as an array of new products were unveiled at the Telford International Centre. Many of the exhibitors were particularly pleased with the quality of enquiries and orders generated on Sunday from the many visitors who flocked into the centre. Pets Choice used […]