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Millbrook raises more than £2,000 for chYps
Staff at The Millbrook Garden Company recently (November, 2013) presented a cheque for more than £2,000 to its Charity of the Year.
Steve Harper presents his final Mo
Steve Harper from Bord Na Móna UK Ltd along with this friends raise money for Movember.
Strata buys Sankey
Fiskars has agreed to sell its UK garden container, propagation and water storage business, Sankey, to Strata Products which already owns Ward. See more...
Tasty speakers for HTA catering conference
Westland says it is backing Nick Davies
Westland reveals that it will finance the new garden product business, headed by former Solus MD, Nick Davies, that he promises will be a major force within 12 months.
GIMA names Vicky Nuttall as successor to Neil Gow
Vicky Nuttall, currently the president of GIMA and head of marketing at Forest Garden is to become the next director of GIMA.
Protect plants this winter
The UK's leading gardening charity issues advice to help gardeners.
Lobby MEPs to stop devastating EU plant rules
The HTA calls on the industry to lobby MEPs by December 10th over EU proposals that would penalise small ornamental producers and make it no longer viable to keep many older plant varieties. See more...
Strong seminar line-up at PATS Sandown
PATS Sandown has secured a strong line-up of speakers for two days of seminars designed to give pet retailers ahead-of-the-game ideas on new lines, new approaches and new profit potential.
Jane Lawler to support the Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf partnership
Jane Lawler, former Marketing Director at Gardman, is to take up a short term voluntary role at the charity Greenfingers from the beginning of December 2013.
Glasshouses for rent near Boston, Lincs, PE20
1.2 acres of commercial glasshouse, with large packing and storage area.
Solus completes sales and customer team changes
With new sales director May Philpott and CEO Mark Pearson now on board at Solus Garden & Leisure, the Worcestershire-based company has announced the final additions to its sales and customer service teams. See more...
New Show Director appointed for Harrogate Flower Shows
Nick Smith, Development Manager for Culture and Leisure at Stockton Borough Council, has been appointed as the new Show Director for Harrogate Flower Shows.
Gardenex secure Government grants for 2014 National Hardware Show, Las Vegas
British suppliers of garden and leisure products can exhibit at reduced cost at three North American trade shows in 2014, thanks to funding secured by the Gardenex export federation.
Poppies for Schools campaign to expand, thanks to donation by Unwins Seeds
A local campaign designed to get pupils planting poppy seeds ready for the Centenary of World War One is set to expand.
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.
The Objectives of GIMA
Saving Connecting Promoting Representing Supporting
Those are the simple straight forward objectives of GIMA. To find out more click here.