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PATS Harrogate looks to increase international presence
With more than 60% of its exhibitors currently exporting their products, PATS is looking to increase its overseas visitor presence at Harrogate in September.

Calling all innovators: join the Glee Innovators Zone 2014
Leading garden trade show from i2i Events, Glee (14 - 16 September, NEC Birmingham), is calling all start-up businesses and innovators to reserve their space at the show’s exciting Innovators Zone.

Healthy rebooking of stands for Scotland's Trade Fair Autumn
Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn is set to grow this September with 10% more exhibitors than last year. With a strong rebooking and decent interest from new exhibitors, this two day gift, homeware and jewellery Show offers a vital last chance opportunity to stock up pre-Christmas.

Nursery land near Milton Keynes/Winslow wanted to rent
Seeking to rent an area of land suitable for use as a plant nursery. Initially specialising in named Sempervivums and Jovibarbas but with capacity for other plants later.

Association of Professional Landscapers to showcase at Garden Up - Sheffield
The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is delighted to announce that it will have a presence at Garden Up which runs from the 7 -8 June at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

EU & Government move to stop the spread of alien species

New marketing man for New Era
David Stafford is the new marketing manager at New Era Aquaculture, the Thorne-based ground-breaking fish diets manufacturer.

Plants and gardening push GC sales up 12% in the year
Analysis of the latest GCA figures shows that garden centre sales have increased by 12% in the last 12 months and it is thanks to plants, garden sundries and garden furniture. See more...

There's a new recruitment agency for the garden industry

Performance ahead of the market
Bayer Garden is celebrating a very strong start to the season, performing ahead of the market in its key product categories, gaining market share across the board.

Haxnicks to join forces with Tildenet
The sales and distribution of Haxnicks products is to move from Smart Solar to Tildenet, the netting and ground cover specialist at the end of May. See more...

Working together to sell plants profitably
A Plant Selling Guide for nursery sales staff and retail plant teams has been produced by the HTA to help everyone involved in buying and selling garden plants through independent garden retailers.

Enter the new, improved APL Awards 2015 now!
The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is inviting entries for the APL Awards 2015 – which is now in its 19th year.

Neil Gow joins Glee
Well-known industry figure and former GIMA director, Neil Gow, has joined the Glee team, helping to drive a number of new initiatives that have been introduced for the 2014 show.

Neil Gow joins Glee
GIMA Awards 2014

GIMA is a trade association supporting manufacturers who supply garden and home product to leading retailers.

To see a list of members and the products they supply, with links to their own websites, click here.

The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association (GIMA) 1999 was formed on 1 January 1999 following the merger of the original GIMA, which was founded in 1982, and the Garden Products Association (GPA).

The membership now exceeds 100 companies, large and small, and represents the major share of all the key sectors in the market excluding green goods. The combined total turnover of members' businesses at retail selling level is now approaching £1.5 billion.  Read here on how GIMA membership can save you over £2,500 a year.

The Objectives of GIMA

GIMA 5 point plan

Saving   Connecting   Promoting   Representing   Supporting

  To find out more click here.


FCL Global Forwarding
FCL Global Forwarding Ltd


Vitax Wood Fair
Vitax sign Wood Fair sponsorship deal


GIMA Seed Corn Fund
GIMA Launches Innovators' Seed Corn Fund


Aspin Logo
Aspin join GIMA as Associate Members


Garden Industry Marketing Initiative Gathers Momentum


Studley Garden Centre Run, Row & Ride Team
Garden Re-Leaf Day Opens The Season


Garden & Home Press Event 2014
The Garden & Home Present Event Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary




GIMA Announces New Council


FCL Global Forwarding
FCL Global Forwarding Ltd


Vicky Nuttall
Some things never change ....