This year’s GIMA Awards are fast approaching (20th October, Celtic Manor) and, as always, the event is only possible due to the incredible support of the industry it represents, including a host of sponsors made up of manufacturers, suppliers and media representatives. From champagne for the winners to the table and pre-dinner drinks, raffle prizes and category sponsors, this year’s roster is testament to the generosity of those that support the awards every year.
Hot on the heels of its first ever June edition of the exhibition, Glee – the leading trade exhibition for the garden retail sector – has once again confirmed its role as headline sponsor of the GIMA Awards.
Matthew Mein, Glee Event Director, said: “We have been headline sponsors of the GIMA Awards for many years, and long may it continue. A true celebration of the best our industry has to offer, the gala dinner is a highlight of the annual events calendar, and we’re proud to be part of it.”
Category sponsors will include Decco, who will be sponsoring the Garden Care category, and eBay, who will be a category sponsor as well as sponsoring this year’s table drinks. As always, the GCA and Gardenex will be sponsoring the Supplier of the Year and Export Achievement Awards, respectively, with the HTA sponsoring the Sustainability Award for the first time.
Keeping guests entertained between courses will be the Hozelock sponsored Table raffles, whilst the main charity raffle be sponsored by recruitment specialists, MorePeople. Both raffles will be raising funds for the Greenfingers Charity, helping them to continue to build therapeutic spaces at children’s hospices across the UK.
Pre-dinner drinks will also be kindly supported by sponsors EP Barrus, Primeur, CJ Wildlife and 2021 GCA Supplier of the Year, Meadow View Stone.
Other sponsors will include Capi Europe, sponsors of this year’s table decorations; CM Ventures, who have kindly supplied all the 2022 GIMA Awards marketing collateral; and Hornby Whitefoot PR, sponsors of the winner’s champagne. 2022 media sponsors will be Garden Trade News (GTN) and Garden Radio, Gardenforum and Garden Centre Retail.
GIMA Director, Vicky Nuttall, said: “A HUGE thank you to all our 2022 sponsors. As always, your generosity and ongoing support of the awards continues to help make the evening what it is, and I’ve no doubt that this year’s event will be a truly glittering night of celebration.”
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With just short of 500 people in attendance, the 2021 event was a sell-out in record time. GIMA is urging interested parties to secure their tickets for the 2022 event now as only a few tickets are left remaining.
Prices for GIMA members: £329 + VAT per person, or £3,099 + VAT for a table of 10, whilst non-member costs are: Non-Members: £399 + VAT per person, or £3,799 + VAT for a table of 10 (all costs include dinner and accommodation).
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