Entries for this year’s GIMA Awards, which returns for its 39th year this summer (4 July, Celtic Manor), are now open.
Recognising excellence and innovation, the GIMAs have grown into the industry’s largest annual gathering of retailers and suppliers.
There are nine product awards, three marketing awards plus Special Achievement, Supplier of the Year and Export Achievement awards. The overall product winner award, the Sword of Excellence (awarded to Neudorff in 2018) completes the array.
Previous winners have included Gardena, Fallen Fruits, Willow Wand, Primeur, Burgon & Ball, Deco-Pak, Smart Garden Products, Apta, Vitax and Evergreen Garden Care (previously The Scotts Miracle Gro Company) Each has benefitted from the exposure that comes from being named a GIMA winner, including access to a panel of influential industry judges, recognition in front of hundreds of industry peers, and coverage in trade and consumer media.
Vicky Nuttall, GIMA Director says the awards have gone from strength to strength in recent years. “The calibre of entries continues to raise the bar, reflecting the innovation that is driving our industry forward season after season. I’ve no doubt that this year our judging panel – made up of top UK garden retailers and consumer and trade journalists, reflective of the omnichannel nature of our industry, will have their work cut out for them as the scale and quality of entries will continue to rise.”
If you have a product or service that you believe deserves industry recognition in one of the 14 categories,
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Closing date for entries is Friday 17 May, with the judging day confirmed for 18/19 June. The same web page can be used to book your place at the 2019 awards ceremony.