Registration for Glee 2018 now open!

Online registration for Glee (10th – 12th September, NEC Birmingham) is now live, enabling buyers and retailers to get online and book their free ticket to the leading showcase for the garden and outdoor living industry.  Register online today to save yourself £20 and receive free parking and a dedicated show catalogue. Continue reading

Glee Buyers Power List 2018: the shortlist

The Glee Buyers Power List has been set-up to recognise the individual buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond to make a difference within the garden retail industry this year. Voting has been open since early summer, with nominations flooding in from all corners of the market. Now, details of those shortlisted have been confirmed. Continue reading

GIMA judges award category win to Deco-Pak for ‘whimsical and charming’ birdboxes

GIMA supplier Deco-Pak jumped to the top of the pecking order in the Pet Care, Aquatics and Wild Bird Care category, with a win at the 2018 GIMA Awards gala dinner in South Wales.  Deco-Pak’s Quintessentially British Collection of decorative birdhouses and birdfeeders impressed the judges who described it as “whimsical and charming – a fantastic take on the traditional bird house.” Continue reading

An illuminating year for i-Glo following Glee 2017

A year on for the big winners of the Glee New Product Showcase 2017

A champion of exciting and groundbreaking garden products, the Glee New Product Showcase has earnt an unrivalled industry wide reputation for unearthing the latest in innovation and the future businesses of tomorrow. Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at the annual show, the winning products are chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers.  Here we catch up with i-Glo who won an impressive three awards in the highly competitive categories, to see how things have developed for them as a business since Glee 2017. Continue reading

Glitz, Glamour and Golf at the 2018 GIMA Awards

Team HWPR was fortunate enough to attend the glittering GIMA Awards this week, where the tuxes, gowns, champagne and garden industry were out in full force. The glamorous event was held at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport and hosted by TV actor Stephen Mangan.  (Dan, Dan, Dan, Daaaaaaaaaan! – if you’re an Alan Partridge fan as we all are!) Continue reading

Glee Green Heart update

The horticultural hub of Glee, the Green Heart, is making its return later this year and is set to feature the widest selection of growers and plant specialists to this thriving section of the show.  Working in partnership with Woodlodge – the Green Heart’s official merchandising bench supplier – this year Green Heart will be made up of 114 benches, making 2018 the biggest ever Green Heart at Glee.   Continue reading

From an enthusiast to a market leader: 30 years of Lumag

The automotive industry is one of the sectors shaping Polish economy. Companies based on domestic capital excel at manufacturing buses, semitrailers and automotive components, often becoming leading players in their market segments. A case in point is Lumag from the town of Budzyń in the Wielkopolska region – a company manufacturing friction materials – which celebrates the 30th anniversary of its operation this year. During these three decades, from a company started by an enthusiast entrepreneur, it grew into one of the leaders of the Polish brake pad industry and today it exports over 80% of its production to over 40 countries around the world. Among other factors, the dynamic growth of the company was possible owing to investment exceeding two hundred and fifty million PLN. Continue reading