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Primeur take top prize as GIMA Award winners announced


Primeur won the Sword of Excellence at the GIMA Awards on Thursday night with their Tierra Verde Recycled Rubber Planters. Other winners on a spectacular night of celebration at Celtic Manor in Wales included: Smart Garden Products, Hozelock, Gardena,  EP Barrus, Chesneys, Farplants, Forest Garden, Treadstone, RSW International, Vitax and Westland…


GIMA Sword of Excellence
Winner: Primeur Ltd (Tierra Verde Recycled Rubber Planters)


GCA Supplier of The Year
Winner: Smart Garden ProductsFinalists: Meadow View Stone, Woodlodge Products


Gardenex Export Achievement
Winner: Smart Garden Products
Finalists: Tildenet Gardenware, Trimetals


Garden Care
Winner: Hozelock (Hozelock Pure BioMix)

Finalists: Vitax (Vitax Acer Feed), Block Blitz Ltd (Block Blitz Shield)


Growing, Planting Equipment and Sundries
Winner: GARDENA (GARDENA Metal Hose Trolley)
Finalists: GARDENA (GARDENA Textile Hose Range – Liano), The Juliana Group (Juliana City Greenhouse), Itip Handles Ltd (Itip Handles)


Decorative Pots & Planters
Winner: Primeur Ltd (Tierra Verde Recycled Rubber Planters)
Finalists: Apta (RHS Interiors Pot Covers), Woodlodge Products (RHS Interiors Pot Covers)


Garden Tools, Machinery and Implements
Winner: EP Barrus (Wilkinson Sword Ultralight Digging Spade)
Finalists: Darlac (Heavy Duty Geared Lopper), Burgon & Ball (Corona Convertible Branch and Stem Pruner), GARDENA (Corona Convertible Branch and Stem Pruner)


Outdoor Leisure
Winner: Chesneys Ltd (Chesneys Heat & Grill)
Finalists: La Hacienda (Santana Black Metal Firebasket and Icarus Oxidised Firepit), Zest 4 Leisure (Noah’s Arbour)


Plants, Seeds and Bulbs
Winner: Farplants (Spiraea Walberton’s Plumtastic)
Finalists: Suttons (Suttons Pollinators...and Predators Retail Seed stand), Mr Fothergill’s (Children in Need Range)


Garden Landscaping
Winner: Forest Garden (Victorian Walkaround Greenhouse)
Finalists: BJA Trading Ltd (Fence Mate DuraPost Fence System), The Juliana Group (The Halls Qube Greenhouse)


Gardening Clothing and Gifts
Winner: Treadstone Products (ClipGlove)
Finalists: E P Barrus (Mastergrip Gloves), Fallen Fruits Ltd (Terrarium Set)


Pet Care, Aquatics and Wild Bird Care
Winners: RSW International Ltd (Smart Choice Dog Ball Launcher (The Stomper)
Finalists: Marriages Specialist Foods (Heavy Duty Feeders), Smart Garden Products (Peacock Glass Birdbath)


Garden Lighting, Water Features and Ornamentation
Winner: Smart Garden Products (Bug Lights)
Finalists: Smart Garden Products (Firefly Balloon and Oak Leaf)


Best Point of Sale Material
Winner: Treadstone Products (ClipGlove Merchandising Stand)
Finalists: Smart Garden Products (Solar Cool Flame Hard Wired Stand), Woodlodge Products (Consumer Engagement Boards)


Best Consumer Packaging
Winner: Vitax (Plant Guard)
Finalists: Burgon & Ball (RHS Gifts for Gardeners ‘British Bloom’ boxed tool gift sets), Durston Garden Products (Multi-purpose Compost with John Innes)


Best Marketing Communication Campaign
Winner: Westland  (New Horizon Launch Campaign)
Finalists: Westland (Peckish - Love Every Bird Campaign), elho (‘The Beauty of Waste’ TV campaign)

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