And the winners are…..the 40th GIMA Award winners have been announced!

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Earlier tonight the great and good of the garden retail industry came together to celebrate the 40th annual GIMA Awards at a glittering black-tie event, held at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort. Celebrating the innovation, dedication and passion that goes into everything – from product development, to marketing campaigns and point of sale – the evening saw 17 award winners revealed and was accompanied by a much-needed night of merriment to mark the return of the awards after a two-year hiatus.
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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

It’s a sell out for the 40th annual GIMA Awards

The hotly anticipated GIMA Awards (11th November, Celtic Manor Resort) are set to be a huge celebratory event, especially as it is now officially sold out! Manufacturers and suppliers from across the garden retail sector have been quick to snap up their place at the 40th-anniversary event, with many of them hoping to walk away with one of the coveted awards. 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

Top tips for maximising the sales potential of Primeur’s Eco Garden merchandising units

Primeur’s Eco Garden products often sell themselves thanks to their strong eco credentials, ease of use and cost effectiveness compared to traditional concrete and terracotta alternatives. However, the company is aware that some retailers are not allowing their displays to work as hard as they could, meaning vital profits are missed and customers disappointed. Here, Primeur’s Sales Director, Jenny Douthwaite offers some top tips to ensure that Eco Garden keeps the tills ringing. 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