GIMA Day Conference report: Dobbies, Disruption & Megatrends

The Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association’s AGM and Day Conference took place on 10th April at Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon, with 60 members in attendance.  With a packed agenda, the day tackled everything from how consumers are changing the face of retailing, to the impact of technology upon purchasing decisions, the importance of inspiration, and how one retailer is forging ahead in this new retail landscape. Continue reading

Entry to GIMA Awards 2019 now open!

Considered by many within the garden retail sector to be the only awards event that really matters, the annual GIMA Awards will be returning for its 39th year later this summer (4th July, Celtic Manor), with another glittering night of celebrations. Entry to this year’s awards is now open – with suppliers being urged to not miss out on their chance to win one of the industry’s highest accolades. Continue reading

Book now: GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshop ‘Finance for Non-Finance Managers’

Forming part of an extensive programme of GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshops will be the latest one-day session entitled ‘Finance for Non-Finance Managers’.  Perfect for those without a finance background, this lively and interactive topic will help delegates become more comfortable with financial reporting and data. With places filling up fast, interested parties are urged to book their place now to avoid missing out.  Continue reading