GIMA signs up 11 new members

The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association has confirmed that it has attracted 11 new members since the beginning of the new year.

GIMA director Vicky Nuttall
GIMA director Vicky Nuttall
In 2014, 20 companies joined the trade association

GIMA holds its charity golf day (4 June), and annual GIMA Awards (16 July) soon.

The new members are all UK companies and include outdoor living brand Bramblecrest, hose and tube supplier Copely, rodent trap specialist Pest Stop, UK manufacturers of plastic storage and planters Whitefurze, innovative garden waste solutions company Hot Bin Compost, and high end luxury garden buildings brand Crown Pavilions. Hard landscaping product manufacturers Hedge UK, green space campaigners and creators of Moshi Monsters, TCV, well established greenhouse supplier Eden Halls, horticultural requisites supplier Fargro and household name pest control brand Rentokil complete GIMA's roster of new members.

Fargro key accounts development manage Kieran Daly said:  "We joined GIMA because we feel it is a fantastic way to promote the Fargro brand and its products into the retail sector, whilst offering the best way to promote our business and bring us closer to existing and potential customers."

Copely sales and marketing manager Simon Dixey said: "We joined GIMA because, as a long-established British based hose manufacturer, we believe it provides some excellent networking and promotional opportunities, at a time when we are launching one of our most exciting garden hose innovations in (RHS) Everflow, which features patented technology unique to Copely Developments that allows the water to flow even when kinked, crushed or tangled."

Douglas Palarm from the Conservation Volunteers said: "We have joined GIMA as we believe it can provide an excellent opportunity for us to engage with retailers within the gardening sector and raise awareness of our children's range of Moshi Monster products."

GIMA director Vicky Nuttall said: "Firstly I’d like to welcome all our new members to GIMA. Their collective knowledge, expertise and varied product ranges are a well addition.

"This recent influx of members is undoubtedly good news for us all, especially the members themselves and the industry as a whole.  As more companies are recognising the benefits of joining the association, our increased numbers mean we are able to continue to build even further on our range of services and strengthen our position as a leading voice in the UK gardening industry."

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