Hug It out

We seem well on our way along Boris’ roadmap out of lockdown and, with each big date, comes a new taste of freedom. We’ve heard the cheers from fans, as outdoor sport kicked off again, watched people hit the high street for some retail therapy, seen pub gardens and outdoor restaurants bursting with thirsty punters and hungry diners desperate to go ‘out-out’ – even in the rain – and delighted as the nation was finally able to get a haircut. Surprisingly, even Boris went in for this one! The next milestone, on May 17th, sees indoor hospitality open up, 30 guests allowed at a wedding and, yes, hugging will finally be given the green light! Amazing news right? But, after more than a year of elbow taps, Zoom chats, and two-metre standoffs, without so much as a gentle squeeze, are you primed and ready to throw those arms wide and embrace your loved ones with gusto? If not, don’t panic because the lovely people at Robert Dyas will have you match fit in no time. Continue reading

Still time to join the new Glee Discovery Tour

Introduced ahead of the 2018 show, Glee’s new guided Discovery Tours will provide a fresh insight into the show’s extensive catalogue of content, features, educational seminars and inspirational retail displays. With spaces filling up fast for the daily tours, interested parties are urged to sign up now to avoid missing out.  Continue reading

Why garden centres should visit Fordingbridge at Glee

Following the success of last year’s show, Fordingbridge, the leading specialist design and build contractors of inspiring canopy, walkway and building solutions, will be returning to Glee (10th – 12th September, NEC Birmingham) to demonstrate the benefits of its robust and hardwearing designs to suit a wide range of garden retail environments. Continue reading

Futureproof year-round sales with Fordingbridge

Snow, rain, wind and sun – there is one thing that is predictable in the UK and that is the unpredictability of our weather. In an industry that is reliant on good weather to help drive customers instore, it’s safe to say that the garden centre sector spends more than its fair share of time looking to the skies. But what if there was an alternative solution? One that enables garden centres to maximise their entire retail footprint all year-round, no matter what the season? Continue reading