GIMA is pleased to announce that they are hosting a virtual Meet the Buyer session with Homebase to be held on Thursday 25th June 2020.  This speed networking event will allow potential suppliers to meet with key garden retailer buyers in timed 20-minute appointment sessions. 


It is hoped that this will be the first of many virtual Buyer Connect sessions, and GIMA would welcome hearing from any retailers interested in taking part in future sessions.

The Homebase event is being held with the gardening buying teams who are interested in meeting with potential suppliers of suitable products for the Spring/Summer 2021 season, for the following categories:

Outdoor Furniture, BBQ, Outdoor Accs and Winter Fuel, Outdoor and Indoor Plants, Garden Care (compost, pesticides & chemicals), Birdcare, Garden Tools and Watering, Garden Power, Landscaping, Garden Buildings & Storage, Garden Décor and Solar Lighting


For more details on this and other planned virtual events visit the GIMA website and complete the online application form and return it to


Closing Date for applications:  Thursday 18th June 2020


To find out more please visit or call 01959 564947.




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About GIMA

The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) is a membership organisation of around 150 members 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.