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GIMA Awards judging complete – find out who wins on October 20th
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GIMA Awards judging complete – find out who wins on October 20th


Following another incredible year of inspirational new product development, the 200 plus entries to the 2022 GIMA Awards provided this year’s judging panel with plenty of food for thought. Now, with the judging day complete, we must wait until October 20th to find out who will be crowned winners this year.


Selecting products from across 13 product and three marketing categories, plus the overall Sustainability Award - were a panel of eager judges with their work cut out for them. Coming from all corners of the industry with a wide range of retail experience were Will Blake, St Peter’s Garden Centre; David Danning, Blue Diamond Group; Kate Eckley, The Old Railway Line; Neil Grant, Ferndale Garden Centre; Sarah Hayden, John Lewis & Partners; Trevor Pfeiffer, Garden Trade News; Victoria Redshaw, Scarlet Opus, and finally, Chris Moorhouse from Wickeswho joined the other judges, who were onsite at Warwick Racecourse, via remote link-up. 


Two additional Special Achievement awards – the Export Achievement, and Supplier of the Year – will be judged by Gardenex and the GCA respectively.


Speaking following the judging day, GIMA Director, Vicky Nuttall said: “A huge thank you to all our judges for taking the time to be part of the 2022 GIMA Awards. The quality of entries was higher than ever, and I know the judges undertook a lot of very in-depth conversations to ensure that the most deserving winners were selected. I have no doubt that the winner’s roster will be an impressive one come October.


“On behalf of the judges I’d also like to pass on their complements regarding the amount of research and development that is currently shaping our industry. On top of this, the judges would like to congratulate those brands that are working tirelessly to bring sustainable solutions to market and helping to set the standard that other industries strive to achieve.”


This year, On October 20th, the GIMA Awards will return to the Celtic Manor Resort for another five-star night of celebrations and networking. The event will be supported by a wealth of sponsors Glee, Hozelock, eBay, HTA, GCA, Gardenex, Meadow View Stone, CJ Wildlife, Primeur, Hornby Whitefoot PR, CM Ventures, Gardenforum, Garden Trade News, Garden Radio and Garden Centre Retail with a handful of sponsorship opportunities still up for grabs - please contact GIMA to find out more. 

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 several sponsorship opportunities still available. To find out more, please contact the GIMA team directly for more information.


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For further information about GIMA and its wide range of member benefits, please contact the GIMA Press Office on (01959) 564947 or

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