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Big winners at GIMA Awards

Published: 13 July 2012
Annual GIMA Awards dinner celebrates the great and good of the garden industry, with Scotts Miracle Gro bagging five awards on the night.
Held at the Radisson hotel, Heathrow last night, the GIMA Awards boasted 350 guests across the industry, from retail buyers and garden centre owners, to suppliers and trade association heads. Entertainment was provided by Scottish comedian and radio presenter Fred MacAuley, who also announced the award winners on the night.

Scotts Miracle Gro had a great night, taking home five awards, including the GIMA Sword of Excellence.

The winners by category were:

Garden care - Scotts Miracle Gro Roundup Gel weedkiller

Growing and Planting Equipment and Sundries - Hozelock, seven-litre Heavy Duty Professional

Garden Tools, Machinery and Implements - EP Barrus, Wolf Li-ion Power Hedge Trimmer HTA700

Outdoor Leisure, Garden Structures and Feature - Smart Solar, Aruba Solar Bistro Set

Plants, Seeds and Bulbs - Suttons Seeds, Beginner Gardener Seed Collection and Suttons Seeds, Grafted "Duo" Tomato Plant

Garden Landscaping - Robimatic, Ecobust, rock and concrete demolition

Garden Retail Related Products - Bosmere Products, Salt Spreader

Pet Care, Aquatics and Wild Bird Care Products - Supa Ltd, The More Birds Range of Wild Bird Feeders

The GIMA Sword of Excellence - The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Roundup Gel Weedkiller

Best Point of Sale Material - The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Expand'n Gro Point of Sale

Best Consumer Product Packaging - The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Roundup Gel Weedkiller

Best Marketing Communication Award - The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Roundup Gel Weedkiller

Export Achievement Award - Haddonstone Ltd

Supplier of the Year Award - Solus Garden & Leisure

The Hillview Group's Boyd Douglas-Davies also paid tribute to those who got involved with Garden Re-Leaf day and revealed that a massive £52,431 was raised for charity through activities organised by the industry. Mr Douglas-Davies hailed the event as a success and his question of 'will we do it again?' was met by a definitive 'yes' from the audience. However, he added that "it will only make a difference if we all get involved".

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