Industry Events

  • Glee Buyers Power List 2018: the winners

    By GCU on September 18, 2018
    The winners of the 2018 Glee Buyers Power List were announced during an awards ceremony within Glee’s ever-popular 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 […]
  • Glee New Product Awards 2018 winners announced

    By GCU on September 17, 2018
    Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2018. Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at Glee (September 10-12, NEC Birmingham), the winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers. The 2018 judges considered each entry on a challenging range […]
  • Ready, Set, Go! Garden Re-Leaf 2019 officially launched at Glee

    By GCU on September 17, 2018
    The eighth Garden Re-Leaf Day was officially launched at Glee with Greenfingers Charity calling on all sectors of the garden industry and others to get involved. With Greenfingers celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, plans are already blooming to make next year’s annual fundraiser the best yet. 2019’s event will take place on Friday March 22 and will once again […]
  • Coming soon: Five one-day GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshops

    By GCU on September 12, 2018
    GIMA’s Knowledge Programme is set to return this Autumn with five one day sessions – Sales Territory Planning, Intermediate+ Microsoft Excel, Presentation Skills, Finance for Non-Finance Managers and Key Account Management – open to both GIMA members and non-members. The four interactive workshops are designed and presented by Cedar Associates, with Paul Brown Training presenting the fifth skills based  Excel […]
  • Flopro in £2m consumer giveaway

    By GCU on September 10, 2018
    The all new Flopro Classic Hose Reel will hit the market at Glee with 30,000 units being given away absolutely free of charge at garden centres across the country. Flopro have arranged the deal with a national newspaper whose readers simply collect the vouchers and visit their nearest participating centre where they will receive their brand new hose reel at […]
  • Fordingbridge offer new problem solving canopy at Glee

    By GCU on September 10, 2018
    Following the success of last year’s show, Fordingbridge, the leading specialist design and build contractors of inspiring canopy, walkway and building solutions, will be returning to Glee to demonstrate the benefits of its robust and hardwearing designs to suit a wide range of garden retail environments. With a fresh, newly located stand in Hall 19 (19S38-T37), visitors to the show […]
  • Needlefresh back Greenfingers Charity with Christmas Tree initiative at Glee

    By GCU on September 10, 2018
    Real Christmas tree supplier Needlefresh has announced a charity partnership with Greenfingers which will be launched at Glee in September. The fundraising initiative will allow garden retailers a simple way to donate to Greenfingers through Christmas sales over the upcoming festive period. Known as ‘The Christmas Tree that Keeps on Giving’, Needlefresh is encouraging all of its customers visiting the […]
  • Speaker to present gardening and wellbeing vision to the industry at Glee 2018

    By GCU on August 29, 2018
    Founder of Life at No.27, Annabelle Padwick, has been announced as an expert speaker at Glee 2018. Writer and presenter Annabelle will explain how gardening can help change the lives of those struggling with mental health challenges by sharing her own personal story – which led to setting up Life at No.27. In addition, visitors and exhibitors will be the first to get an in-depth insight […]
  • Greenfingers gears up for 20th anniversary at this year’s Glee

    By GCU on August 28, 2018
    With its 20th anniversary on the horizon in 2019, there are lots of exciting plans afoot for Greenfingers Charity, some of which are set to be revealed at this year’s Glee. Greenfingers, founded in 1999 by gardening journalist and broadcaster Richard Jackson, will be joining one of the charity’s key supporters, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), who have generously donated the […]
  • Glee confirms new 2019 opening days

    By GCU on August 24, 2018
    Glee has a proven track record of evolving and changing to meet the needs of the industry it represents. The latest update is a continuation of this theme, as it is confirmed that the 2019 event will take place on Tuesday September 10 to Thursday September 12. The simple act of moving Glee one day later in the week has […]