Glee 2023 – the home of international gardening & pet

Glee 2022 may be over, but the garden retail sector is already looking ahead to the 2023 edition of the exhibition, which is gearing up to be the home of international gardening and pet. Read more

The retirement of Managing Director of Barrus is annnounced

The Board of E P Barrus Ltd is announcing that in December 2023 Managing Director, Mr Robert Muir, will retire from his position after 32 years with the company, including more than 11 as Managing Director. Read more

Robert Muir

Allensmore Nurseries wins Best Stand Display at National Plant Show

Allensmore Nurseries has been awarded Best Stand Display following the end of the National Plant Show 2022 in Stoneleigh Park, Coventry while Ball won The Visitor Vote. Read more

HTA President, Boyd Douglas-Davies with exhibitors from Allensmore Nurseries.

BBC’s Adam Frosts join Garden Connect 20th anniversary dinner

After the first day of GLEE in Birmingham, Garden Connect celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Genting Hotel. Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners World presenter and 7-time winner of the gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, joined the dinner to talk about his life in gardening. Read more

Sunflower seeds grow charity funds

Squire’s Garden Centres raise over £1,000 for 16 local charities with Sunflower Seed Initiative. Read more

elho celebrates becoming the first European company to be certified by TÜV

Sustainable plant pot manufacturer, elho, has become the first in Europe to be certified by TÜV , a technical inspection association that ensures products are safe and comply with regional, national and international regulations. Read more

Vibia Campana vertical forest

Glee keeps to June for 2023 and will be bigger

As the first Glee to be held in June closes. The view from the floor was that the first two days of Glee was not as busy, but the major buyers were there. Organisers reveal an extra hall for 2023. Read more

IGCA 2022 welcomes almost 200 delegates

IGCA 2022 welcomes almost 200 delegates. An unique chance to meet your collegues and get inspired! Read more

New exhibitors join big-name brands at PATS Telford

PATS Telford is the place for pet retailers to see a host of new and international exhibitors as well as the industry’s big-name brands, all of which will be showcasing their launches over two action-packed days on 25-26 September 2022. Read more

Qwickhose crowned 2022 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund winners

Another year and another highly deserving winner of the GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund (GISCF). For 2022 it is the team at Qwickhose that reigns victorious, having impressed the judges with its remarkable solution to the common issues associated with hose pipe connectors. Read more

GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund winners - Qwickhose

Dobbies appoints new CFO

Dobbies has appointed Anthony Liam Grace as its new CFO.  An announcement is also expected on the refinancing of Dobbies £225m term loan. Read more

Still time to enter the PetQuip Awards

Pet product suppliers and retailers who haven’t already entered this year’s PetQuip Awards are reminded to get their entries in with the deadline of 30th June 2022 fast approaching. Read more

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