GIMA to host Wyevale buyer meeting

GIMA is to host a Wyevale Gardens Centres buyer connect event on 11 May at Holiday inn, Brentford, london where suppliers can meet buyers at pre-arranged meetings.

Buyers from gardening, toys, home, gift, pet and leisure departments will be there. The event is only open to new sellers ot those who want to get into new categories.

A similar event at Futures Hotel, Plymouth is on with the Range on 19 May.

GIMA's AGM and day conference on 14 April at Heart of England Centre near Coventry features Derek Bunker from Alton Garden Centre, Klondyke's Bob Hewitt and Jane Lawler, advising delegates how they can save money on their R&D expenditure. Hozelock's Chris Ramsden is likely to replace Vitax's Colin Wetherley-Mein as president.

GIMA awards are on 14 July at Newport Manor, while golf day is on 9 June and another day conference is on 2 November.

Meanwhile, the British Home Enhancement Trade Association's (BHETA) next Meet the Buyer day will be held with Wilko on March 22 2016 at the Clumber Park Hotel, near Worksop. 

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