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Totally Shows nearly 60% sold
The 2015 Totally Shows have already sold nearly 60% of their exhibition space confirmed the shows’ organiser Brintex.

Agents for NW and Scotland required
We are looking for agents for Scotland, NW and some counties in the Midlands area.

Will Wyevale shortly be for sale? - UPDATED

Seeking manufacturer's agent / sales agent for the UK
We are a medium-sized privately owned company and our slogan is “"A passion for success"”. We are now looking for new partners for our fast-growing UK market.

HTA Benevolent Fund restructures Trustees
HTA Benevolent Fund is pleased to announce a restructure of its Board of Trustees following an Annual General Meeting in July 2014.

Landmann appoints new sales merchandiser
Due to continued growth within the garden centre market, Landmann barbecues have appointed Luke Hopkins as their new sales merchandiser for the UK. Luke will start with Landmann in October.

Rising Stars prepare presentations for Final Masterclass
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) and Westland Horticulture Rising Stars 2014 Programme is holding its third and final Masterclass at Van Hage Garden Centre in Peterborough next month.

A garden of late blooms with Japanese Anemone
September is a time when some border plants come into their own, just as the rest of your summer flower plants are past their prime.

Dobbies opens first store within a store

Landscape Juice reports Amazon sales of banned weed killer

Record number of companies will exhibit at PATS Harrogate
PATS Harrogate has attracted a record number of exhibiting companies – 170 in total - to next month’s autumn showpiece, and looks set to be one of the most successful in the event’s six-year history.

New appointment for Deco-Pak – Rod Slater
The UK’s leading supplier of decorative aggregates and innovative landscaping and DIY materials, Deco-Pak, welcomes a new general manager, former All in One Garden Centre managing director, Rod Slater.

Bowland Stone appoints business development manager
Bowland Stone, the market leader in innovative landscaping products has appointed Nick James as business development manager.  Nick previously worked in sales and branch management in the paper industry.

Bowland Stone appoints business development manager

Choice switches to Gardman
Choice Marketing Group, the largest buying group of independent garden centres, has signed a new two-year deal with Gardman for the provision of wild bird care, hanging garden and core gardening products. 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.

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GIMA 5 point plan

Saving   Connecting   Promoting   Representing   Supporting

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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


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The 2015 GIMA Digest Gets BIGGER and BETTER!


Suttons TPR
Suttons Sunflower Celebration


Weedfree Range Revitalises Gardens




Buyer Connect
GIMA Buyer Connect with Homebase