In This Issue
Wyevale "Sale of the Century" enters the second stage
Neudorff take top prize as GIMA Award winners announced
Woodlodge voted Supplier of the Year
Picture Special of the glitzy GIMA Awards evening
Cheques for £4,000 presented to Greenfingers and Acorns charities
Tong Garden Centre awarded Job Creator of the Year title
Stax expands its own-brand offering by acquiring Groundsman Premium Brush range
Squire’s managers go back to the floor
GIMA judges award category win to Deco-Pak for ‘whimsical and charming’ birdboxes
Plant area managers and buyers reminded to sign up for Plant Area Forum
Glee workshop - How to be a successful exhibitor and identify the buying signs
LOFA make £10,000 donation to Greenfingers Charity
Hayes Garden World and Silverbirch Garden Centre set the gold standards in The Greatest Outdoor Leisure Sales Team Awards presented at Solex 2018
Supremo wins Best New Product Award at SOLEX
Bramblecrest win Best Stand at SOLEX
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GARDENA unveils new Ambassador Stores in four locations across the UK
Best plants to attract bees revealed, after gardeners’ app survey
RHS endorses The Posh Shed Company’s entire product line
RHS Annual Photographic Competition debuts winning photographs at the RHS London Plant and Art Fair
Gardeners see increase in invasive weeds and plants in spring 2018
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Wyevale "Sale of the Century" enters the second stage

After a week spent with numerous garden centres and suppliers at SOLEX and the GIMA Awards where there was much speculation about the Wyevale Garden Centres "Sale of the Century" GTN Xtra has now received confirmation that the process is moving onto the second stage this week...

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Neudorff take top prize as GIMA Award winners announced

 

Neudorff won the Sword of Excellence at the GIMA Awards last night with their popular VineWeevilFree – Nematodes product. Other winners on a spectacular night of celebration at Celtic Manor in Wales included: Crest Garden, Gardena, Fallen Fruits, The Willow Wand, Primeur, Burgon & Ball, Deco-Pak, Apta, Smart Garden Products, Vitax, Woodlodge, and The Scotts Company UK...

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Woodlodge voted Supplier of the Year

 

Woodlodge Products were voted GCA Supplier of the Year at the GIMA Awards...

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Picture Special of the glitzy GIMA Awards evening

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Here's our picture special from last night's glitzy GIMA Awards evening, hosted by TV, film and stage actor Stephen Mangan. Pictures taken by Steve Burden and Trevor Pfeiffer...

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Cheques for £4,000 presented to Greenfingers and Acorns charities

 

Cheques for £4,000 were presented to Greenfingers Charity and Acorns Hospice at the GIMA Awards. The money was raised at the GIMA Golf & Activity Day in June...

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Tong Garden Centre awarded Job Creator of the Year title
 

The team at Tong Garden Centre are celebrating after being crowned Job Creator of the Year at the eighth annual Bradford Means Business awards...

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Stax expands its own-brand offering by acquiring Groundsman Premium Brush range

Stax Trade Centres has expanded the range of own-brand products it offers to independent retailers and trade professionals with the acquisition of the Groundsman range of premium household brooms, brushes and dustpans...

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Squire’s managers go back to the floor

Managers at Squire’s Garden Centres Group Office have been experiencing various roles across the business. Each one was allocated one of Squire’s 15 garden centres to work at, with the Centre Manager choosing the job that they should do for the day. Called “Feet On the Floor” this programme came about following a suggestion in Squire’s annual employee survey...

 

 

Martin Breddy, Sarah Squire and Karen Smith experienced different roles across the business.

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GIMA judges award category win to Deco-Pak for ‘whimsical and charming’ birdboxes

GIMA supplier Deco-Pak jumped to the top of the pecking order in the Pet Care, Aquatics and Wild Bird Care category last night, with a win at the 2018 GIMA Awards gala dinner in South Wales...

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Plant area managers and buyers reminded to sign up for Plant Area Forum

 

Plant area managers and buyers are being reminded to book their places at the Garden Centre Association’s third annual Plant Area Forum at Ball Colegrave this month...

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Glee workshop - How to be a successful exhibitor and identify the buying signs
 

Standing out from the crowd, know your products and customer engagement were the key themes at the Glee Exhibitor Workshop, which took place on 4th July at Poplars Garden Centre in Toddington...

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LOFA make £10,000 donation to Greenfingers Charity

 

Greenfingers Charity were presented with a cheque for £10,000 from LOFA on the first day of SOLEX. Linda Petrons, director of fundraising and communications, received the donation from Mark Osborne, chairman of LOFA...

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Hayes Garden World and Silverbirch Garden Centre set the gold standards in The Greatest Outdoor Leisure Sales Team Awards presented at Solex 2018

 

 

Hayes Garden World and Silverbirch Garden Centre won Gold Awards in GTN's Greatest Outdoor Leisure Sales Team Awards, presented at SOLEX 2018...

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Supremo wins Best New Product Award at SOLEX

Supremo picked up the Best New Product Award for its 'Fire-Pit table...

 

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Bramblecrest win Best Stand at SOLEX

Bramblecrest scooped the Best Stand at SOLEX and received the trophy from Mark Osborne, chairman of LOFA, on the first day of the show...

 

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