Final reminder – Entry to GIMA Awards 2019 to close soon. Don’t miss out!

Suppliers wanting to gain unrivalled market-wide recognition for their latest product innovation, marketing support or overall business acumen will want to take centre stage at the forthcoming GIMA Awards (4th July, Celtic Manor). However, time is running out, as the deadline for entering the 39th annual GIMA Awards – Friday May 17th – is now just days away.   

Recognising excellence and innovation the GIMA Awards have grown into the largest industry gathering, welcoming both retailers and suppliers from the UK garden retail sector. This year the event will be no different, with nine dedicated product awards, three awards celebrating the best marketing campaigns, plus the Special Achievement, Supplier of the Year, and Export Achievement awards. The overall product winner award – the Sword of Excellence – awarded to Neudorff in 2018, completes the awards roster.

Vicky Nuttall, GIMA Director said: “Time is running out for those suppliers who want to enter the 2019 GIMA Awards, so we are urging interested parties to get their entry forms in as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Previous winners such as Gardena, Evergreen Garden Care, Burgon & Ball, Deco-Pak and Smart Garden Products have all benefitted from the wealth of exposure that comes from being named a GIMA Award winner, including gaining access to a panel of influential industry judges, recognition in front of hundreds of industry peers, and coverage within both key trade and consumer publications. Couple all of this with a glittering night of celebrations and networking, and it’s easy to see why so many brands enter the awards each year.”

Don’t miss out!

The deadline for entering the 2019 GIMA Awards is Friday 17th May. Those brands wanting to enter the 2019 GIMA Awards can do so by visiting The same web page can also be used to book your place at the 2019 awards ceremony.



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Notes to Editors

About GIMA

The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) is a membership organisation representing the majority share of suppliers and manufacturers operating within the UK gardening industry.

Formed in 1999, its goal is to promote the commercial, trading and industrial interests of UK and EU based companies supplying the UK garden industry.

Run by a small team of dedicated professionals, and governed by a council of members, GIMA is funded by membership subscriptions and services.

The range of services and support provided for members is extensive, offering something for all members, regardless of their size or heritage