GIMA Awards winners announced

gimaThe garden retail industry came together to celebrate the annual GIMA Awards at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort to see winners being crowned across 16 categories, July 16.

GIMA director Vicky Nuttall commented: “I would like to extend my congratulations to all of the winners. It’s been another tough year of judging, due to the incredibly high standard of entries. In fact the quality has been so high this year that we have actually introduced an additional award in order to accommodate excellence across the board. My sincerest congratulations to all our winners, who are truly deserving of the accolade given to them. They have all demonstrated exceptional qualities, from cutting edge design to inspirational retail support.”


The winners

GIMA Sword of Excellence: Burgon & Ball – Weed Slice

GCA Supplier of the Year: Smart Garden Products

Gardenex Export Achievement Award: Eden Hall Greenhouses

PetQuip Export Achievement Award: Beco Pets

Garden Care: William Sinclair – The GrowQube

Growing, Planting Equipment and Sundries: Combipots A/S – PotatoPot

Garden Tools, Machinery and Implements: Burgon & Ball – Weed Slice

Outdoor Leisure: Zest 4 Leisure – Cheltenham Arbour

Plants, Seeds and Bulbs: Mr Fothergill’s Seeds – GroBox Gardens

Garden Landscaping: Eden Hall Greenhouses – Zero Threshold Birdlip Greenhouse

Garden Clothing & Gifts: Burgon & Ball – Love the Glove

Pet Care, Aquatics and Wild Bird Care Products: Gardman – Ernest Charles range of dog foods

Garden Lighting, Water Features & Ornamentation: Smart Garden Products – Cornish Jar Lantern

Best Point of Sale Material: Burgon & Ball – Love the Glove mobile display stand

Best Consumer Product Packaging: Burgon & Ball – Essential Tools packaging

Best Marketing Communication Award: Westland Horticulture – Resolva Liquid Shots launch campaign