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“Optimising day long restaurant footfall”
“Optimising day long restaurant footfall” plan from new restaurant manager atGloucestershire’s Highfield Garden World.

One Last Shot To Enter RHS Photographer of the Year Competition 2014
With the closing date for the annual RHS Photographic Competition fast approaching the Royal Horticultural Society is reminding professional and amateur photographers to submit their entries by Sunday 2 November.

Trees and hedging available at Wyevale Nurseries all year
Wyevale Nurseries has announced it is from this month (September, 2014) onwards able to offer trees and hedging to its customers all year round.

Garland Products proves to be a winner in the garden market and on the race track
Business has been at full speed for Garland Products since adding the Worth Gardening brand to its product portfolio in 2012, and the same can be said for its success on the car race track!

Crest Garden and Desch Plantpak celebrate at Glee
Crest Garden Ltd and Desch Plantpak Ltd exchanged formal documents at Glee to confirm their joint venture aimed at revitalising the UK ‘Grow your own’ retail propagation market.

South West Growers Show viewed as top place to do business
Next month’s South West Growers Show looks set to be crowned as the region’s top horticulture event.

Intellectual Property Guidelines:  GIMA-commissioned Best Practice Guide launched at Glee 2014
This Glee, the Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association (GIMA), launched its recent, A©ID-commissioned, overview and guide to Intellectual Property, coinciding with the legislation changes that will take place in October 2014.   

Office furniture and equipment wanted
Second hand office equipment and furniture wanted for increasingly busy office.

Smart Garden Products launches 350 new products at Glee
The new Smart Garden Products is being revealed at Glee as a leading supplier of garden products to the trade with over 350 new products being launched across 6 key categories with new packaging, point of sale and merchandising across the entire range.

Industry experts give seal of approval to Burgon & Ball new RHS endorsed high performance cutting tools
Judges at the recent GLEE new product awards added their endorsement to that of the Royal Horticultural Society for Burgon & Ball's technically advanced new cutting range.

2014 Glee will be hailed as a success
2014 Glee will be hailed as a success. The new venue received universal approval. Monday and Tuesday were busy. But should it open on Sunday? See Gardenforum's comments on Glee...

More changes at Wyevale as head of horticulture leaves
One Tim leaves Wyevale as another joins. Tim Clapp, head of horticulture, is to leave at the end of the month for B&Q. Tim Patten joins as multi-channel director. See more...

Hombase MD tells industry leaders 'We need to work together'

Hombase MD tells industry leaders 'We need to work together'

Glee New Product Awards 2014 - The Winners
Nine, ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the Glee New Product Awards 2014, with Briers taking the top prize. See more...
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.


Innovators Seed
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The Garden Press Event
The Garden Press Event 2015


Vitax Expands Retail Sales Team


Buyer Connect
GLEE 2014 Buyer Connect


New Logo for Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day 2015


Wildlife World
Wildlife World's International Distribution Helps Conservation Across The Globe


Green Velvet
Barenbrug UK launches Green Velvet


FCL Global Forwarding
FCL Global Forwarding Ltd


GIMA Finalist Holiday Plant Saver at GLEE (Stand 20H38)


Go Green
Go Green for Hort Aid