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Wyevale Garden Centres names Lisa Cherry Director of Human Resources
Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) today announced that Lisa Cherry has been named Human Resources Director. Lisa will join the Board of Directors and report to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Bradshaw when she joins the company on 1 December.

Innovation Zone launches at Totally Sohws with support from BHETA
With sponsorship and support from the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) the Totally DIY:Totally Tools shows are introducing a new ‘Innovation Zone’ for 2015.

No wintery discontent for nursery with Richard’s burial
One of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford has recently (September, 2014) supplied the plants for two landscaped gardens within the grounds of Leicester Cathedral where King Richard III will be buried.

Revitalised Sinclair to advertise on TV next spring

CSY Retail Systems adds Joy of Plants to Vector EPOS
CSY Retail Systems and Joy of Plants are delighted to announce a collaboration that will link the Joy of Plants plant information services to CSY's Vector EPOS system. (Visit us at Glee Hall 17 stand U59.)

Biomass Technology a key theme at BOPP Technical Seminar
Biomass technology, crop protection and legislation were among the topics of interest at British Ornamental Plant Producers (BOPP) AGM and Technical Seminar which took place on 25 September 2014 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.

Seeking established agents
A well known spanish company would like to explore partnerships with established agents in the garden centre environment to introduce our portfolio planters.

New month brings a change to wetter weather

Wyevale buys Moreton Park Garden Centre

Barton Grange to sell three nurseries

Horticulture Matters must rethink strategy says Gardenforum

Winner announced in SGD Product of the Year 2014
The Designer Landscape Drain Cover, from Lateral Design Studio, has been named The SGD Product of the Year 2014 at the Landscape Show in London’s Battersea Park.

Hillier unveils new gardening club
Hillier Garden Centres launches its brand new gardening club on Saturday 27 September.

Garden Media Guild Awards 2014 judges named
The Garden Media Guild has named the judges for the Garden Media Guild Awards 2014.

Solus Trade Event
Since the acquisition of Solus Garden & Leisure by The Scotts Company (UK) in July, the Solus showrooms have been totally revamped with many great new display ideas for both the Scotts Solus Brands and Scotts Miracle-Gro ranges.
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.


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Green Velvet
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