GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund 2021 winners: Potmate™ – we find out how the award has helped shape its business

For the past seven years, the GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund has helped emerging brands break into the UK garden retail market; with the most recent winners, Pot-mate™ scooping the award in September 2021 during a special ceremony at the annual Glee exhibition. Here, we find out more about how the brand has progressed and worked to grab itself a slice of the thriving gardening industry pie. Continue reading

Thank you to the 2021 GIMA Award sponsors

The sold-out 40th GIMA Awards (11th November, Celtic Manor Resort) are set to be glittering night of entertainment and celebration of the best the garden retail sector has to offer. 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. This year, more brands than ever have come forward to show their support for the event through a range of sponsorship opportunities.  Continue reading

Pot-mate™ scoops the 2021 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund

Now in its seventh year, the GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund has helped to bring to market a series of brands, many of which are considered key players helping to drive growth and diversification of the garden retail sector. This year’s winner – Pot-mate™ – is set to be an exciting addition to the garden retail sector, helping to provide a solution to an age-old problem whilst offering retailers with a great volume-driven, add-on sales opportunity.  Continue reading

GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund

As activity ramps up ahead of Glee 2021, GIMA is encouraging new business and innovators to consider entering the 2021 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund, with this year’s winner being unveiled at Glee, the leading annual exhibition for the garden and outdoor leisure industries (14th – 16th September, NEC Birmingham).    Continue reading

The GIMA Judging is complete – find out who wins on Nov 11th

Hot on the heels of its Charity Golf Day, the GIMA team was out and about again, this time onsite at Warwick Racecourse to oversee the (socially distanced!) 2021 GIMA Awards judging. With almost 250 products entered, the judges had their work cut out for themselves, with winners having to wait a little longer to find out who has scooped this year’s highly contested awards with the annual celebratory dinner taking place on November 11th at the five-star Celtic Manor Resort. Continue reading

Last chance to enter the 2021 GIMA Awards

Don’t miss the May 28th entry deadline

 Suppliers wanting to gain unrivalled market-wide recognition for their latest product innovation, marketing support or approach to sustainability will want to take centre stage at the forthcoming GIMA Awards (11th November, Celtic Manor). However, time is running out, as the deadline for entering the 2021 event– Friday May 28th – is now just days away.   Continue reading