In This Issue
Cowells saved from becoming a housing estate
“Business as usual” at up-for-sale Wyevale Garden Centres, admits CEO
May is a record for garden centre sales volumes... but only just
Business as usual at fire-ravaged Strikes within weeks
Total plant sales for May up by 21%
GIMA Golf & Activity Day a resounding success
John Athwal celebrates in true Premier style
Highfield Garden World welcomes third generation
Marathon walk to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support
Morrisons store reveals plans for garden centre
April was a rollercoaster month for garden centre sales
Plans to double size of Otter garden centre
Kent & Stowe launch 'Dig for Victory' gift range with Imperial War Museum
Bransford Webbs gears up for HTA National Plant Show
Extensive trialling leads Syngenta Flowers to resilient Imara impatiens walleriana
EU's PEST committee must separate fact from fiction
Help pondkeepers prepare for Summer with Tetra
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Pet firm fined £30,000 for supplying ‘fire-risk’ cushions to garden centre
Garden products up by 6% but 25% below record high
No making up of lost ground for Veg-2-Gro sales
Record May for Growing Media volumes
31 Novelties for the Novelty showcase at Garden Trials and Trade
Johnsons extends range to follow growing organic trend
Worfield Plants introduce new sales executive ahead of HTA show
Plantarium 2018: the ideal place to present your company
Wyevale Nurseries staff celebrate promotions
David Domoney shares ‘Grow Your Own’ knowledge with Mr Fothergill’s sales force
The best of last week's
Record-breaking month for up-for-sale Wyevale
Garden centre business back to normality...almost!
Gardman lands on National TV for the first time
LOFAssured initiative gains strength
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to GTN Bestsellers
All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Abundance of inspiration from HTA Catering Conference
Squire’s serves up a delicious Wimbledon Cream Tea
Tong's Catering Supervisor recognised as a Rising Star
Send us your news and great ideas

Contact us with your news. 

Email, or or call the GTN News team on 01733 775700

GTN's Greatest Awards 2108 will launch with the presentation of the Outdoor Leisure Awards sponsored by:

GIMA Golf & Activity Day a resounding success


Suppliers and retailers from the garden retail industry came together for a day of fun, team building and networking at the GIMA Charity Golf & Activity Day in Telford, raising funds for Greenfingers and Acorns Hospice...


It was the second year the event was opened to other activities like archery, laser clay pigeon shoot, kwik cricket, opening the event up for more industry colleagues to get out from behind their desks for a day of team building and fun.


On the golf course, the biggest prize on the day was over the 18 holes. It was a fiercely fought competition but it was the team from Hartman (below) who took home the winners’ trophy. Coming up a close second was Woodlodge, with the GIMA team following behind in third position.  A team from Bathgate picked up the wooden spoon.



As always, the golfers had not just their handicap to beat, but a number of other prizes up were for grabs keeping the competitive juices flowing. The ‘Beat the Pro’ winners were Anthony Barrett, Phil Hards, Robert Stubbs, Stuart Miller, Paul Facey, Alwyn Williams, Phil Burgoyne, Nigel Wallis, Jai Bunker, Phil Swainston, Keith Laird, Tony Dedman, Jamie Cobb and Phil Hodges.


There were also several spot prizes available. The winners were:

Nearest Pin 8th Hole – James Mitchell

Nearest Pin 11th Hole – Paul Handier

Nearest Pin 16th Hole – Chris Owen

Longest Drive 14th Hole - James Mitchell

Longest Drive 18th Hole – Paul Whitehead

Longest Ladies Drive – Alison Novell


Activity Day (Archery, laser clay pigeon shoot, kwik cricket)

Overall winners: Team A led by Chris Ramsden 247 points.

Team B led by Richard Pyrah’s scored 232 points.



First: Andrew Peers

Second: Neil Simms

Third: Mike Cook

< >
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Digg | Comment (2)

Email Address:*


Sort by 
Neil Pope
A huge thank you from everyone at Acorns Children’s Hospice for such a wonderful event, hope everyone enjoyed the day. So thrilled to have been chosen by your president for this year - thanks to you all for helping us to keep supporting life limited children and heir families.
Linda Petrons
On behalf of everyone at Greenfingers Charity, thank you GIMA for another fabulous charity event. Your generosity throughout the day and into the evening is hugely appreciated by us all but more importantly the hundreds of children and families we support.