Industry Events

  • Date confirmed for GIMA Buyer Connect

    By GCU on May 2, 2018
    GIMA has announced Thursday May 31 as the date of the next Buyer Connect session – featuring buyers from Choice Marketing, Klondyke Garden Centres and Perrywood Garden Centre. The speed networking event will allow potential suppliers to meet with key garden retailers in timed 20-minute appointment sessions. The following buying groups and garden centres will be attending to meet with potential […]
  • Garden centre industry duo sponsored by GCA Trust to go to IGCA Congress

    By GCU on April 24, 2018
    The Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust has selected Matt Tanner from Squire’s Garden Centres and Jayne Scott from Klondyke to go to this year’s International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress (September, 2018). For the third year running the GCA Trust has picked two candidates to receive a sponsored place as part of the Dick Allen Scholarship Award Scheme at the […]
  • Entries open for GIMA Awards 2018

    By GCU on April 5, 2018
    The GIMA Awards are set to return later this summer (July 12, Celtic Manor), with another glittering night of celebrations. Entry to this year’s awards are now open – with suppliers being urged to not miss out on their chance to win one of the industry’s highest accolades. Recognising excellence and innovation across new products, marketing support and export achievements, […]
  • 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 […]