Entry to the GIMA Awards is now open

by | Mar 31, 2022 | Associations, Community, News, Product News, Products | 0 comments

After a successful return in 2021, GIMA has confirmed that its annual awards evening will be returning later this year, bringing with it a host of leading award categories, a celebrity host and a glittering night of networking.

Taking place on Thursday 20 October at the Celtic Manor Resort, the awards will celebrate the latest product innovations and marketing initiatives that have shaped the 2022 season and kept the tills ringing throughout the year.

The awards roster remains largely unchanged for the 2022 event; however, judges will now select an overall Sustainability Award winner based on sustainability champions selected from the 13 product and marketing categories.  As always, the Sword of Excellence, GCA Supplier of the Year and Gardenex Export Achievement Awards are all up for grabs.

GIMA director, Vicky Nuttall says: “It’s with great pleasure to confirm that the GIMA Awards will be back later this year, with entry to the awards now open to any supplier that thinks they have an offering that can impress our judging panel and can compete within the retail environment.

“Every year the quality of entries just gets better and better. I anticipate that this year will be no different, as the calibre of product and marketing development has increased exponentially in recent years in response to changing consumer demand. It’s an exciting time to be part of the garden retail sector and we can’t wait to celebrate this fact in October.”

This year’s GIMA Awards judging day will take place in July, with the deadline for entry confirmed as 1 June. Full details on how to enter can be found at www.gima.org.uk/gima-awards

Book your place now!

With just short of 500 people in attendance, the 2021 event was a sell-out in record time. GIMA is urging interested parties to secure their tickets for the 2022 event now to avoid disappointment.

Prices for GIMA members: £329 + VAT per person, or £3,099 + VAT for a table of 10, whilst non-member costs are: Non-Members:  £399 + VAT per person, or £3,799 + VAT for a table of 10 (all costs include dinner and accommodation).

There are also a number of sponsorship opportunities available, including award sponsorship, table and drinks sponsors, and marketing support sponsors. To find out more, please contact the GIMA team directly for more information.

more latest news ➡

Burgon & Ball wins four stars at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

BURGON & BALL WINS FOUR STARS AT RHS CHELSEA

Burgon & Ball, creator of beautiful garden tools since 1730, has won four stars from the Royal Horticultural Society for its stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024. In its twenty-seventh year at the show, the Sheffield-based company has been honoured for the...

BOT shows catering performing well

Clothing and catering strong in April’s BoT figures

The Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) for April is out and shows clothing and catering leading the way when compared to the same month last year. There was also a positive, 3.77%, year-to-date variance, but 10 of the 13 categories recorded...

Hozelock auto reel mobile

Hozelock unveils ground-breaking automatic hose system

The demands of modern gardening have evolved as consumers search for more convenient and efficient methods for an array of tasks, from planting and pruning to garden watering. This year, Hozelock has expanded its’ extensive hose storage offering with the launch of...

Squire's achieves peat free milestone

Squire’s achieves peat free milestone

Squire’s Garden Centres has confirmed that it no longer sells any bagged compost containing peat. The UK government proposed to ban the sale of bagged compost containing peat to home gardeners in England by the end of 2024. Although the ban is not yet in force,...

Horticultural manager wanted

Opportunity for horticultural manager

A garden centre in the Ipswich area is looking for a new horticultural manager to run the plant area. The new recruit will lead and develop a small team whilst enjoying the freedom to make decisions. Garden Centre Horticultural Manager £32 – 35,000 + Package &...

Read GCR's latest edition!

Subscribe ToThe Wednesday Word

Subscribe To
The Wednesday Word

 

Get all the latest news, events & more straight to your inbox every Wednesday.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This