Industry Events

  • The winners of the GIMA Awards 2018 are…

    By GCU on July 16, 2018
    The winners of the GIMA awards 2018 have been announced at another sell-out event at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales. The pinnacle of the garden retail industry’s calendar, the event brought together manufacturers, retailers, members of the press and industry figures, to celebrate the 17 highly-deserving winners. This year Neudorff with its VineWeevilFree – Nematodes is the proud […]
  • IGCA comes to the UK again in 2019

    By GCU on July 4, 2018
    The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is hosting the International Garden Centre Association congress in the UK next year (2019). The GCA is expecting 250 delegates from garden centres from all over the world to join it in Windsor for the event on Sunday, September 1 until Saturday, September 7, 2019. GCA chairman Mike Lind said: “The last time we hosted […]
  • GIMA Awards judging complete with winners to be announced on July 12

    By GCU on June 29, 2018
    Following a hot day of judging at Warwick Racecourse on June 27, where around 200 entries were considered, the winners of the 2018 GIMA Awards have now been confirmed. However, the garden retail industry has to wait a few more weeks to find out who wins, when this year’s winners are revealed on July 12 at the five-star Celtic Manor […]
  • Stephen Mangan to host 2018 GIMA Awards

    By GCU on June 18, 2018
    TV, film and stage actor Stephen Mangan has been announced as the host of the 2018 GIMA Awards. Best known for his role as Sean in the hit transatlantic comedy series Episodes and Guy in surreal comedy-drama Green Wing, his most recent work includes highly acclaimed TV dramas Bliss and The Split. As a RADA trained stage actor, Stephen has […]
  • Platinum award win for Wyevale Garden Centres’ ‘Solutions Garden’ at Gardeners’ World Live

    By GCU on June 15, 2018
    Wyevale Garden Centres has announced that it has won a Platinum award, the highest award available, for its ‘Solutions Garden’ at Gardeners’ World Live 2018, the gardening consumer show held annually at the Birmingham NEC. The Wyevale Garden Centres ‘Solutions Garden’, by award-winning designer Professor David Stevens, is a huge walk-through garden designed to show panicky planters stylish solutions to […]
  • PATS Telford attracts 43 new exhibitors

    By GCU on June 6, 2018
    The growing stature of PATS Telford in September has resulted in 43 companies taking stand space at Telford International Centre for the first time. They will be joining a long list of regular exhibitors on Sunday September 23 and Monday September 24 at the UK’s national pet trade exhibition. Currently, 160 manufacturers and suppliers have already booked their place at […]
  • 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 […]