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Published: 21st March 2019

Start experiencing the magic of Willow Wands with newly launched trade display units

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The team behind the popular Willow Wand has unveiled its new self-contained trolley display units, perfect for helping retailers drive sales instore. Pre-loaded with 100 Willow Wands, in three sizes, the display unit has been designed to make it unbelievably easy for retailers to start selling…

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Published: 21st March 2019

2018 Glee New Product Winners – where are they now?

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The beating heart of Glee, the Glee New Product Showcase provides a one-stop-shop for all the latest product innovations from around the show. Each year 11 products are selected as winners by a panel made up of leading industry figures and gardening experts. Six months have now passed since the 201…

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Published: 21st March 2019

2018 Glee New Product Winners – where are they now?

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The beating heart of Glee, the Glee New Product Showcase provides a one-stop-shop for all the latest product innovations from around the show. Each year 11 products are selected as winners by a panel made up of leading industry figures and gardening experts. Six months have now passed since the 201…

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Published: 20th March 2019

A thank you to the 2019 Garden Re-Leaf Day sponsors

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

As the garden retail industry makes final preparations for the forthcoming Garden Re-Leaf Day (Friday 22nd March), the event organisers – the Greenfingers Charity – would like to take a moment to thank this year’s amazingly generous sponsors. The Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk & Cycle Challenge…

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Published: 20th March 2019

A thank you to the 2019 Garden Re-Leaf Day sponsors

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

As the garden retail industry makes final preparations for the forthcoming Garden Re-Leaf Day (Friday 22nd March), the event organisers – the Greenfingers Charity – would like to take a moment to thank this year’s amazingly generous sponsors. The Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk & Cycle Challenge…

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Published: 20th March 2019

Artist Mackenzie Thorpe invites public to unveiling event for new sculpture at Transporter Bridge

Jayne Moore Media Ltd

Middlesbrough born artist Mackenzie Thorpe is inviting members of the public to the unveiling of his sculpture ‘Waiting for Me Dad’ at the Tees Transporter Bridge on Tuesday 9th April at 11.30 am. The much-anticipated bronze sculpture, inspired by the painting of the same name, sees two children…

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Published: 19th March 2019

Boundless launches calendar of exclusive experiences for public sector workers

Midnight Communications

Boundless, the membership club for civil servants and public sector workers, has launched a bumper calendar of events and money-can’t-buy experiences for 2019. With 12 events throughout the year, including exclusive previews to new attractions – such as the £20 million Silverstone Experience…

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Published: 18th March 2019

Combat at the Castle: new event to debut

Midnight Communications

Arundel Castle in West Sussex is set to commence its busy events calendar with a brand-new adventure for families and history enthusiasts alike, Combat at the Castle, on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April. The weekend of 12th century escapades will follow the Castle’s reopening on Tuesday 2 April…

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Published: 15th March 2019

GIMA AGM & Day Conference: Dobbies, Disruption & Megatrends

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

10th April, Ettington Chase, Warwickshire, CV37 7NZ The forthcoming GIMA AGM and Day Conference is set to focus on three main themes – Dobbies, Disruption and Megatrends, together offering an insightful view into the current garden retail landscape. Providing a full day’s schedule of thought…

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Published: 15th March 2019

GIMA AGM & Day Conference: Dobbies, Disruption & Megatrends

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

10th April, Ettington Chase, Warwickshire, CV37 7NZ The forthcoming GIMA AGM and Day Conference is set to focus on three main themes – Dobbies, Disruption and Megatrends, together offering an insightful view into the current garden retail landscape. Providing a full day’s schedule of thought…

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Published: 15th March 2019

Glee invests in new app facility

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

In 2019, Glee joins the digital revolution with the launch of its new exhibition smartphone app, designed to provide an unrivalled matchmaking solution to help suppliers and retailers to get the most out of their time at the show. Developed in response to the industry’s desire for such a tool, the…

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Published: 15th March 2019

Glee invests in new app facility

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

In 2019, Glee joins the digital revolution with the launch of its new exhibition smartphone app, designed to provide an unrivalled matchmaking solution to help suppliers and retailers to get the most out of their time at the show. Developed in response to the industry’s desire for such a tool, the…

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Published: 15th March 2019

Entry to GIMA Awards 2019 now open!

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Considered by many within the garden retail sector to be the only awards event that really matters, the annual GIMA Awards will be returning for its 39th year later this summer (4th July, Celtic Manor), with another glittering night of celebrations. Entry to this year’s awards is now open – with…

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Published: 15th March 2019

Entry to GIMA Awards 2019 now open!

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Considered by many within the garden retail sector to be the only awards event that really matters, the annual GIMA Awards will be returning for its 39th year later this summer (4th July, Celtic Manor), with another glittering night of celebrations. Entry to this year’s awards is now open – with…

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Published: 15th March 2019

First look at the Mackenzie Thorpe-designed Tour de Yorkshire Ride Medal

Jayne Moore Media Ltd

The first collaboration for a Tour de Yorkshire Ride medal designed by the official Tour de Yorkshire artist More than 4,500 cyclists expected to collect the mini work of art after completing one of three courses The Tour de Yorkshire Ride in collaboration with Mackenzie Thorpe, official tour

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Published: 12th March 2019

William Morris collection is right on trend as Victorian fashion extends from homes and takes root in the nation’s gardens

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The launch of the William Morris collection by Woodlodge, the UK’s leading supplier of garden pots, has introduced Victorian chic and timeless style to a new range of planters, on sale at garden centres across the UK. Introducing the William Morris collection – timeless style Inspired by British…

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Published: 12th March 2019

William Morris collection is right on trend as Victorian fashion extends from homes and takes root in the nation’s gardens

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The launch of the William Morris collection by Woodlodge, the UK’s leading supplier of garden pots, has introduced Victorian chic and timeless style to a new range of planters, on sale at garden centres across the UK. Introducing the William Morris collection – timeless style Inspired by British…

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Published: 12th March 2019

MACKENZIE THORPE’S 2019 TOUR DE YORKSHIRE ART COLLECTION UNVEILED

Jayne Moore Media Ltd

Four stunning works of art have been unveiled by world-renowned Yorkshire artist Mackenzie Thorpe to celebrate the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire. Mackenzie, who hails from Middlesbrough, is one of the biggest-selling British artists of the last 30 years. He was confirmed as the official Tour de Yorkshire…

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Published: 12th March 2019

Britain’s Best Bridesmaid 2019: Finalists Revealed

Midnight Communications

Hen and stag experts Red7 have been scouring the country in search of Britain’s Best Bridesmaid 2019. After examining nearly 500 entries, the judges have whittled it down to 14 elite ‘maids that truly went above and beyond for their bestie’s big days! The full list of regional finalists is as…

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Published: 12th March 2019

FLIR Introduces Assisted Docking Technology and First Boat Manufacturer Partner

Saltwater Stone

Prestige Yachts to Become First to Demonstrate Raymarine DockSense System that Automates and Simplifies the Boat Docking Experience WILSONVILLE, Ore., January 21 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the Raymarine DockSense™ assisted docking system, the marine industry’s first…

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Published: 12th March 2019

Conference calls for greater collaboration

Midnight Communications

Organised by the Coastal West Sussex Partnership, in collaboration with Willmott Dixon and the Greater Brighton Economic Board, the inaugural ‘Prosperity through Innovation’ conference took place on Thursday 07 March 2019 at Ricardo’s impressive building in Shoreham. Attended by over 90 senior…

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Published: 11th March 2019

Joust around the corner: Arundel Castle announces competitors

Midnight Communications

Arundel Castle’s Medieval Jousting Week is set to return on 23-28 July. Lances will shatter and tilt-rail tensions will run high at Arundel Castle on 23-28 July as Medieval Jousting Week returns for a six-day international tournament. A true sporting tournament, rather than a showcase, the…

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Published: 11th March 2019

Garden Connect renews webshop at Frosts Garden Centres

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Garden Connect has launched the new webshop of Frosts Garden Centres, prior to the start of the 2019 Spring Season. The webshop is fully integrated with the OpSuite EPoS provided by DavRich. The new webshop, which can be found via www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk, reflects the new Frosts-brand. “It…

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Published: 8th March 2019

LifestyleGarden®’s parent company, ScanCom (Vietnam), shortlisted for 2019 Sedex Award

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

ScanCom (Vietnam), the parent company of the market-leading LifestyleGarden® outdoor furniture brand, is celebrating this week as it has been confirmed as one of the shortlisted companies at this year’s Sedex Awards. Each year, the Sedex Awards celebrate the incredible efforts its members…

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Published: 8th March 2019

LifestyleGarden®’s parent company, ScanCom (Vietnam), shortlisted for 2019 Sedex Award

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

ScanCom (Vietnam), the parent company of the market-leading LifestyleGarden® outdoor furniture brand, is celebrating this week as it has been confirmed as one of the shortlisted companies at this year’s Sedex Awards. Each year, the Sedex Awards celebrate the incredible efforts its members…

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Published: 8th March 2019

Trixie joins Pets at Glee 2019 - Plus update on how Pets at Glee will develop in the year ahead

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

One of the world’s leading pet product suppliers, the German based Trixie, has confirmed it will be exhibiting at Pets at Glee in 2019, further cementing the show’s value for pet and garden retailers. Bringing with it over 40 years’ experience, world-wide knowledge of the pet market thanks to…

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Published: 8th March 2019

Trixie joins Pets at Glee 2019 - Plus update on how Pets at Glee will develop in the year ahead

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

One of the world’s leading pet product suppliers, the German based Trixie, has confirmed it will be exhibiting at Pets at Glee in 2019, further cementing the show’s value for pet and garden retailers. Bringing with it over 40 years’ experience, world-wide knowledge of the pet market thanks to…

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Published: 7th March 2019

Staticus wins Tottenham Hale tower façade contract

Midnight Communications

Staticus has been appointed as the façade contractor for the Tottenham Hale tower, which is the last piece of the neighbourhood’s eleven-phase re-development program. Designed to the highest environmental and design standards by Hawkins\Brown Architects, the 32 storey, 107-meter-high mixed-use…

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Published: 6th March 2019

Woodlodge helps retailers to inspire a new generation of gardeners with ‘virtual sales assistants’ to boost consumer confidence

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Retailers have a handy new tool to help drive demand for container gardening with the introduction of ‘virtual sales assistants’ – expertly crafted POS that provides shoppers with the confidence to make informed purchases.  Woodlodge’s inspirational and colourful POS boards will guide…

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Published: 6th March 2019

Woodlodge helps retailers to inspire a new generation of gardeners with ‘virtual sales assistants’ to boost consumer confidence

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Retailers have a handy new tool to help drive demand for container gardening with the introduction of ‘virtual sales assistants’ – expertly crafted POS that provides shoppers with the confidence to make informed purchases. Woodlodge’s inspirational and colourful POS boards will guide novice…

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Published: 5th March 2019

Orchard Toys Launch Five New Lines

Orchard Toys

Orchard Toys add five new products to their growing educational range, comprising: a new sound matching game with supporting app, a magic literacy game, a three dimensional counting and addition board game, a number puzzle for toddlers and a fun dinosaur lotto, perfect for pre-schoolers. Needless to…

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Published: 5th March 2019

Sponsored Walk & Cycle Challenge set to turn Buckinghamshire Green for Garden Re-Leaf Day

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

If you’re in Buckinghamshire on March 22nd then you might be surprised to find it’s being taken over by teams of intrepid walkers and bike enthusiasts, all taking part in a special sponsored endurance challenges to raise money for Beaconsfield based, Greenfingers Charity. Over 80 participants…

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Published: 5th March 2019

Sponsored Walk & Cycle Challenge set to turn Buckinghamshire Green for Garden Re-Leaf Day

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

If you’re in Buckinghamshire on March 22nd then you might be surprised to find it’s being taken over by teams of intrepid walkers and bike enthusiasts, all taking part in a special sponsored endurance challenges to raise money for Beaconsfield based, Greenfingers Charity. Over 80 participants…

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Published: 4th March 2019

Garden Re-Leaf Day – where does the money go?

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

In July 2011, Hillview Garden Store CEO and industry stalwart, Boyd Douglas-Davies announced the inaugural Garden Re-Leaf Day at the Garden Retail Awards in London. Now in its eighth year, Garden Re-Leaf Day is the biggest charity fundraiser in the garden industry’s calendar and has raised over…

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Published: 4th March 2019

Garden Re-Leaf Day – where does the money go?

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

In July 2011, Hillview Garden Store CEO and industry stalwart, Boyd Douglas-Davies announced the inaugural Garden Re-Leaf Day at the Garden Retail Awards in London. Now in its eighth year, Garden Re-Leaf Day is the biggest charity fundraiser in the garden industry’s calendar and has raised over…

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Published: 28th February 2019

Greenfingers supporters are ‘winging it!’

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Officially announced at the Garden Press Event (Feb 27th) it has been confirmed that three brave souls will be taking to the skies on June 2nd in aid of the Greenfinger Charity. However, this will be no ordinary flight! Each of the Greenfingers supporters will be strapped to the roof of a bi-plane…

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Published: 28th February 2019

Greenfingers supporters are ‘winging it!’

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Officially announced at the Garden Press Event (Feb 27th) it has been confirmed that three brave souls will be taking to the skies on June 2nd in aid of the Greenfinger Charity. However, this will be no ordinary flight! Each of the Greenfingers supporters will be strapped to the roof of a bi-plane…

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Published: 28th February 2019

Mountaineering Legend, Conrad Anker, brings Hold Fast to UK stages

SPIN

Climber who found Mallory’s body brings talk to UK audiences Considered one of the world’s greatest climbers and mountaineers of our time, Conrad Anker has numerous first ascents to his name, including the focus of the stunning feature film, Meru, as he led the first successful ascent of the

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Published: 25th February 2019

Gardeners must overseed and feed lawns this spring, to restore turf in time for summer – says Johnsons Lawn Seed

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Johnsons Lawn Seed is warning that the nation’s lawns will need extra TLC this spring, if grass is to recover from the extreme conditions experienced during last summer’s heatwave and drought. The company, established in 1820 and the oldest lawn seed brand in the UK, is urging gardeners to take…

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Published: 25th February 2019

Gardeners must overseed and feed lawns this spring, to restore turf in time for summer – says Johnsons Lawn Seed

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Johnsons Lawn Seed is warning that the nation’s lawns will need extra TLC this spring, if grass is to recover from the extreme conditions experienced during last summer’s heatwave and drought. The company, established in 1820 and the oldest lawn seed brand in the UK, is urging gardeners to take…

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Published: 21st February 2019

Edward Street Quarter invites community to share their stories

Midnight Communications

The community surrounding the new Edward Street Quarter development are invited to share their stories about the neighbourhood which will influence design proposals for a new public realm. Mixed-use developer First Base, and partners Patron Capital, are organising community workshops and inviting…

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Published: 21st February 2019

Design Brighton Festival announces April 2020 dates

Midnight Communications

Design Brighton, a four-day festival celebrating revolutionary urban design, has announced new dates of 01-04 April 2020. Festival Co-Director Sophie Law Smith explains: “Our original concept was to hold the festival in October this year, but a number of factors have led to us needing to change…

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Published: 20th February 2019

Willow Wand set to cast a magic spell upon gardens

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Gardeners up and down the country are pretending they’ve been to Hogwarts by creating a bit of magic in their own back yards, thanks to The Willow Wand, a piece of living art that gets better every year. Hardy Willow Wands are hand-crafted in the UK from nine living willow stems, each expertly…

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Published: 19th February 2019

Collinson appoints new Global Medical Director

Midnight Communications

Collinson, the expert in global medical and security assistance, has appointed Dr Simon Worrell to the position of Global Medical Director to lead its medical services department. Dr Worrell has over 20 years of experience in the delivery of international medical assistance and emergency care, and…

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Published: 19th February 2019

Collinson and Drum Cussac join forces in a strategic joint venture to deliver a best-in-class global travel risk management solution

Midnight Communications

Collinson, experts in global traveller assistance, and Drum Cussac, the global risk and security consultancy, have partnered to launch a 24/7/365 integrated travel risk management solution that will help organisations fulfil their duty of care and beyond and enhance the wellbeing of employees

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Published: 19th February 2019

PR – a necessity or nice to have?

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Picture the scene, you’ve closed your warehouse and a whole team of people have lost their job because of it. Before long you’ll have the local papers on the phone, and your inbox will be full of questions from the trade media wanting to know why the closure has happened and what you’ll be…

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Published: 18th February 2019

Partnership welcomes new developments

Midnight Communications

The coastal West Sussex region has become a hub for development, with significant progress being made on key sites throughout the area. The Coastal West Sussex Partnership, which brings senior leaders from the public and private sector to champion economic growth within the area, has given its…

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Published: 18th February 2019

Blooming marvellous: 60,000 tulips at Arundel Castle

Midnight Communications

Over 60,000 tulips are set to burst into bloom at Arundel Castle in West Sussex in mid- April, when the Annual Tulip Festival will see the extensive gardens decorated with swathes of the colourful flowers for three weeks. A record number of over 130 varieties of tulip will make up the display…

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Published: 18th February 2019

Less than four weeks to go until Garden Re-Leaf Day – Sign up now!

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

There are now less than four weeks until Garden Re-Leaf Day on March 22nd. The event organisers have confirmed that plans for the industry’s biggest annual fundraiser are gathering momentum but those who haven’t signed up yet need not worry, there is still time to get involved! Walk or cycle…

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Published: 18th February 2019

Less than four weeks to go until Garden Re-Leaf Day – Sign up now!

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

There are now less than four weeks until Garden Re-Leaf Day on March 22nd. The event organisers have confirmed that plans for the industry’s biggest annual fundraiser are gathering momentum but those who haven’t signed up yet need not worry, there is still time to get involved! Walk or cycle…

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