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Forest Garden featured on hit Eddie Stobart TV show
The UK’s largest manufacturer and distributor of garden timber products, Forest Garden, has been featured in a hit Channel 5 TV show. Forest – whose ranges are sold through more than 1,000 retail outlets across the country – was featured in an episode of the hugely successful ‘Eddie Stobart: Trucks & Trailers’ show, aired on 3rd May.
Totally Shows director puts his foot down!
It’s a poorly kept secret that the Totally Show’s director Paul Grinsell’s true love, after the shows of course, is his Harley Davidson motorcycle. However, Paul will be trading in his leathers for Lycra on Sunday, June 16th to take part in the London to Brighton cycle ride to raise money for industry charity the Rainy Day Trust.
New Waitrose plant buyer joins GIMA judges
Andy Smith, who has left Dobbies to become the new garden plant buyer at Waitrose, is one of three new judges for the GIMA Awards. See more...
Bring a boost to your crops with Suttons ' Natural Growth Enhancers' range
Unlike conventional green manure, Suttons varieties incorporate both a nitrogen fixer and/or lifter to ensure your soil gets the maximum nutrients required to give you the best crops.
Pick Me Up Promotion
Retail pest control specialist, STV, launches an early-summer promotion this week that promises to off-set the effects of lack-lustre trade over the past few months and boost in-season sales.
HTA launches new Cost Reduction Programme for members
This month sees the HTA launch CRoP - a new Cost Reduction Programme designed to enable members to save money on essential business expenses. CRoP offers members access to a range of core business products and services through HTA partners at discounted rates.
The Sultanate of Oman & The Orchid Society of Great Britain join forces at the Chelsea Flower show 2013
The Orchid Society of Great Britain’s 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show exhibit will be sponsored by the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism due to Oman’s strong association with orchids.
Territory Sales Agents for garden centres - South East/West & North East/West
We are looking for territory sales agents to cover various areas of the UK.
Ornamental cherry tree promotion
English Woodlands offer customers a discount on ornamental cherry trees throughout spring.
Marc Quinn sculpture at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
One of the UK's foremost contemporary artists creates art installation in support of RHS Chelsea Centenary Appeal to help raise £1M for the next generation of horticulturists
Sales agents wanted
We are looking for well connected and motivated sales agents in Scotland, North East England and East Anglia.
Marshalls says sales are down but order books are longer
Sheeplands anger at postponed appeal
Horticulture: An industry at crisis point
Unwind with a round of golf with GIMA
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
The Association's basic objective is to promote and protect the commercial, trading and industrial interests of UK and EU based companies supplying the UK garden industry. GIMA does this by:
Providing opportunities for the exchange of views and for cooperation between members on matters of importance to the garden industry.
Representing the opinions and views of garden product suppliers, both within the industry and to other bodies and associations, and as the need arises, to the media and government.
Making available a wide range of services to its members to support their business activities, both as an industry and as individual members.
- Organising a calendar of events of business value to members.
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