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Published: 10th December 2018

BALI awards Greenfingers Charity with vital funds

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Greenfingers Charity proud to be chosen as BALI Awards 2019 beneficiary charity Last week (December 7th) the landscape sector came together to celebrate the hard work, quality, commitment and successes of British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) members. During a glittering event in the…

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Published: 6th December 2018

Hans 'No Way' Rey returns to UK for second-leg of 'Riding Life' Tour

SPIN

Former World Champ Mountain Bike Hall of Famer tours UK theatres Following a sell-out tour in 2017, Hans ‘No Way’ Rey will be returning to the UK in 2019 for the second-leg of his acclaimed 'audience with' style show Riding Life, which will perform at a further 14 venues from 16 January. A…

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Published: 5th December 2018

Glee at Spring Fair exhibitors reveal plans for the 2019 event

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

With just weeks to go until the second annual Glee at Spring Fair event (3rd – 7th February, NEC Birmingham) the show’s exhibitors reveal what garden and gift buyers can expect to see from this thriving section of the exhibition.   Woodlodge, the UK’s leading supplier of garden planters and…

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Published: 5th December 2018

Glee at Spring Fair exhibitors reveal plans for the 2019 event

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

With just weeks to go until the second annual Glee at Spring Fair event (3rd – 7th February, NEC Birmingham) the show’s exhibitors reveal what garden and gift buyers can expect to see from this thriving section of the exhibition.   Woodlodge, the UK’s leading supplier of garden planters and…

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Published: 5th December 2018

Leicestershire Rising Stars Pick Up National Culinary Award

Secret Pie

It was black ties and cocktail dresses last night at Park Lane’s Grosvenor Hotel as Britain’s finest Asian restaurants gathered for the annual Asian Curry Awards, a prestigious gala dinner recognising and celebrating the best talents in the industry – And a celebration it was for Leicester

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Published: 4th December 2018

Grass seed innovation seeks to address climate change

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

After the joint hottest summer on record(i), many of the UK’s lawns were left in need of serious tender loving care this autumn, reflected in a surge in grass seed sales for garden centres.  Johnsons Lawn Seed, the UK consumer arm of multinational grass seed supplier DLF, saw a 300% year on year…

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Published: 3rd December 2018

Content marketing: the next big thing in online marketing

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The next big thing in online marketing is content marketing. Sharing knowledge and information helps to get more followers on social media, gain better Google rankings and ultimately attracts new customers to garden centres. Garden Connect is providing online marketing services to over 300 garden…

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Published: 30th November 2018

GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshop ‘Key Account Management’ -12th December, Horticulture House, Didcot, OX11 0RN

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The final session in GIMA’s autumn/winter programme of Knowledge Exchange Workshops will be a special session entitled ‘Key Account Management’ taking place on 12th December. Places are filling up fast, so interested parties – both GIMA members and non-members – are invited to secure…

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Published: 30th November 2018

GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshop ‘Key Account Management’ -12th December, Horticulture House, Didcot, OX11 0RN

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The final session in GIMA’s autumn/winter programme of Knowledge Exchange Workshops will be a special session entitled ‘Key Account Management’ taking place on 12th December. Places are filling up fast, so interested parties – both GIMA members and non-members – are invited to secure…

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Published: 23rd November 2018

Pets at Glee welcomes new team member

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

In a move to further advance Glee’s specialist Pets at Glee section, a dedicated team member has been recently appointed, helping to further cement Glee’s representation of the pet and pet accessory market.  Joining the team will be Siobhan Smith. A seasoned exhibition professional, having…

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Published: 23rd November 2018

Pets at Glee welcomes new team member

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

In a move to further advance Glee’s specialist Pets at Glee section, a dedicated team member has been recently appointed, helping to further cement Glee’s representation of the pet and pet accessory market.  Joining the team will be Siobhan Smith. A seasoned exhibition professional, having…

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Published: 22nd November 2018

First look at stunning new Seel Street Hotel by EPIC in Liverpool

Jayne Moore Media Ltd

City centre property will boast luxurious roof-top suites Exciting new images have been released showcasing Liverpool’s newest four-star hotel - Seel Street Hotel by EPIC - which is set to open to the public in early December. Work on the sensational new 128-room hotel, developed by Elliot Group…

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Published: 19th November 2018

BLACK FRIDAY IN THE GARDEN CENTRE: DOES IT WORK?

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Friday, November 23rd is Black Friday: a tradition that has drifted over from the United States, when people head out en masse after Thanksgiving to bargain-hunt. The media attention this attracts has also led to a boost in shopping in Europe: research conducted by Motivaction shows that, in 2017…

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Published: 19th November 2018

Champion of the Dice declared at 2018 Perudo World Championships

Amaze Marketing

The world’s finest Perudo players gathered in London on Friday night to battle it out to be crowned ‘Champion of the Dice’ and claim the coveted title of World Perudo Champion 2018.   After hours of fighting off tough competition from 140 Perudo players, this prestigious accolade went to Jes…

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Published: 16th November 2018

Greenfingers Charity announce Big Gardening Raffle with National Garden Gift Vouchers

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Greenfingers Charity is delighted to announce an exciting, fundraising raffle, and is looking for FUNdraising heroes in the industry to help. The Big Greenfingers Garden Raffle, supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers, was announced at the prestigious…

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Published: 16th November 2018

Greenfingers Charity announce Big Gardening Raffle with National Garden Gift Vouchers

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Greenfingers Charity is delighted to announce an exciting, fundraising raffle, and is looking for FUNdraising heroes in the industry to help. The Big Greenfingers Garden Raffle, supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers, was announced at the prestigious…

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Published: 12th November 2018

Andy Lees – Warehouse to MD: PG Automotive is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Lees as Managing Director

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

In this new role, Andy will take on the full responsibility for the leadership and development of PG Automotive’s existing recruitment business. He will play a key role in meeting the company's growth goals, as well as building on the firm's outstanding reputation for service and delivery to…

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Published: 9th November 2018

Stunning Liverpool waterfront painting to raise money for The Ambassadors’ Ball

Jayne Moore Media Ltd

World renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe will once again be generously supporting The Ambassadors’ Ball at Thornton Hall Hotel by gifting 15 limited edition prints of his latest work You’re My World to raise funds for Radio City’s Cash for Kids. The glorious image depicts a night-time scene of…

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Published: 7th November 2018

Perudo Championships are set to be the biggest and best yet

Amaze Marketing

The countdown is on – the battle of the Perudo dice is now only weeks away and Paul Lamond Games’ annual Perudo Championships has seen its greatest ever response.   On 9 November, some of the world’s most skillful Perudo players will battle it out to take the coveted title of World Perudo…

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Published: 7th November 2018

The Happy News Gift Guide

Amaze Marketing

The Happy News favourites... here are some of the things that make The Happy News, created and produced by Emily Coxhead, what it is and have had a whole lot of love poured into them.…

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Published: 7th November 2018

Glee at Spring Fair – Jardinopia case study

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Potty Feet witnesses rapid growth Having celebrated its first anniversary of trading at the recent Glee exhibition, Jardinopia – designers and manufacturers of the popular Potty Feet TM plant pot feet range – is reflecting on a year of significant growth which all started at Glee at Spring

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Published: 7th November 2018

Glee at Spring Fair – Jardinopia case study

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Potty Feet witnesses rapid growth Having celebrated its first anniversary of trading at the recent Glee exhibition, Jardinopia – designers and manufacturers of the popular Potty Feet TM plant pot feet range – is reflecting on a year of significant growth which all started at Glee at Spring

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Published: 7th November 2018

Working with Social Media Influencers

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

For suppliers and retailers in the garden industry, spend on celebrity endorsements and advertising campaigns can be difficult to justify, with social media no longer the cost-effective solution in reaching new customers.  Another option, which the team at Hornby Whitefoot PR are currently…

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Published: 2nd November 2018

LumiPave™: Glow-in-the-dark paving stones

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Deco-Pak’s new LumiPave™ range of celestial themed stepping stones — each embedded with photo-luminous tablets — allows gardeners to create their own magical midnight garden paths. The new products feature the next generation of photo- luminescent materials which soak up natural light during…

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Published: 2nd November 2018

SolarPave™: Patios that light up at night

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Leading decorative landscaping product manufacturer Deco-Pak has achieved an industry first with its latest innovation, SolarPaveTM. A combination of Deco-Pak’s expertise in creating premium quality paving, and cutting edge solar lighting technology, this never before seen range will soon be…

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Published: 1st November 2018

Vivid Arts launch Greenfingers Rabbit at Glee

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Leading garden décor manufacturer, Vivid Arts, is pleased to announce its first product tie up with Greenfingers Charity, launched at Glee. A brand-new rabbit figurine, equipped with a garden spade and bearing the trademark Greenfingers green gloves, is now available for retailers to order with the…

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Published: 1st November 2018

Woodlodge’s most successful year at Glee

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Woodlodge’s phenomenal growth continued at Glee 2018 with the company smashing all targets from previous shows and resulting in an influx of orders with its product lines proving to be an instant hit with garden retailers. With a bigger and more spectacular stand in the heart of Hall 6, new…

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Published: 1st November 2018

Shift to greener and safer products drives demand for Sipcam UK at Glee

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Following increasing attention on glyphosate and the environment in the media, garden retailers are now needing, more than ever, to review their product offer to ensure they themselves are being responsible and the consumers are being given a clear greener/safer option on the shelf - this was never

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Published: 1st November 2018

A generous Glee marks the start of Greenfingers Charity's 20th anniversary plans

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Greenfingers celebrated the start of its 20th anniversary at this year’s Glee with some magnificent industry contributions, as well as unveiling some exciting plans for 2019. Support for Greenfingers’ precious work was a key focus at this year’s revitalised show with product partnerships…

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Published: 1st November 2018

Revolution and evolution for Johnsons Lawn Seed

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Leading lawn seed specialists Johnsons Lawn Seed surprised its customers with an expansion into lawncare with the launch of a never-before seen new product, a change in its sales team, major product improvements and news of an acquisition from parent company DLF. New products Johnsons Lawn Seed’s…

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Published: 1st November 2018

Johnsons Lawn Seed see record autumn uplift

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

As a result of favourable temperatures across the UK in the last quarter of the year, Johnsons Lawn Seed has reported record breaking sales across its range. The UK’s most recognisable lawn seed brand has attributed the tripling in autumn demand amongst garden retailers, to the summer’s weather…

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Published: 1st November 2018

Book now: GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshop ‘Finance for Non-Finance Managers’

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

21st November, Horticulture House, Didcot, OX11 0RN Forming part of an extensive programme of GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshops will be the latest one-day session entitled ‘Finance for Non-Finance Managers’. Perfect for those without a finance background, this lively and interactive topic will…

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Published: 1st November 2018

Book now: GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshop ‘Finance for Non-Finance Managers’

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

21st November, Horticulture House, Didcot, OX11 0RN Forming part of an extensive programme of GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshops will be the latest one-day session entitled ‘Finance for Non-Finance Managers’. Perfect for those without a finance background, this lively and interactive topic will…

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Published: 31st October 2018

The Great British Growing Awards to return to Glee 2019

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Glee & leading consumer magazine, Grow Your Own, confirm continued partnership   In an exciting move to help build Glee’s ongoing relationships with consumer media and their readers, it has been confirmed that Grow Your Own magazine will once again be bringing its annual Great British Growing

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Published: 31st October 2018

Ivyline spread happiness at Glee by raising nearly £3000 for Greenfingers Charity

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Leading indoor pot supplier, Ivyline, has been spreading happiness throughout 2018 which has led to a fantastic donation of nearly £3000 to Greenfingers Charity. Ivyline launched a range of “Happiness Teacups” which proved to be an instant hit with garden retailers and their customers.  The…

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Published: 31st October 2018

Hornby Whitefoot PR’s fabulous year of helping Greenfingers Charity

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Leading garden and home PR agency, Hornby Whitefoot, has raised over £4,000 for Greenfingers Charity – the result of a year working alongside the charity’s team. Hornby Whitefoot, who boast an impressive client portfolio of leading garden, home and lifestyle brands, has been helping…

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Published: 31st October 2018

Ready, Set, Go! Garden Re-Leaf 2019 officially launched

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The eighth Garden Re-Leaf Day has been officially launched with Greenfingers Charity calling on all sectors of the garden industry and others to get involved. With Greenfingers celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, plans are already blooming to make next year’s annual fundraiser the best yet.…

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Published: 31st October 2018

Woodlodge bring beauty of nature to the fore with latest William Morris collection

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Beautiful and timeless designs will be brought to consumers gardens, as Woodlodge launch its William Morris collection of planters.   The UK’s leading supplier of garden pots unveiled its latest range of planters, inspired by the 19th century's most celebrated designer which will add a Victorian…

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Published: 31st October 2018

Woodlodge launch new Magma collection

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

A red-hot product will be hitting the UK's gardens as Woodlodge make a brand-new addition to their portfolio. Woodlodge has created the new Magma Collection for urban gardeners looking to create a sleek outdoor space. Simple, elegant containers and angular shapes complement sharp, geometric…

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Published: 31st October 2018

Woodlodge to launch new consumer engagement POS to inspire amateur gardeners

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Inspiring and educating the next generation of gardeners will be the focus for Woodlodge as they launch new POS for garden retailers. Those new to gardening often lack the horticultural confidence of the elder generation, with recent research stating that 70 per cent of people who have tried…

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Published: 31st October 2018

Woodlodge expands product offering for new season

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Woodlodge, the UK’s leading supplier of garden planters and containers, has teased details of its expanded offering for some of its popular ranges. Taking influence from current trends, changes in the market and consumers evolving needs, Woodlodge will be making the following additions to their…

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Published: 31st October 2018

Sipcam UK and Assured Products launch RHS partnership range at Glee

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Sipcam UK, working in partnership with Assured Products, presented something new and exciting for garden retailers this year at Glee.   The two companies have joined forces to combine the best in product technology and brands. The result is a range of core garden care products licenced under the…

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Published: 31st October 2018

ecofective’s® Child and Pet safe range goes from strength to strength at Glee 2018

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

With a growing concern about the safety of children and pets when using garden care products such as pesticides, plant food or cleaners, Sipcam UK has teased some new additions to its ecofective® Child and Pet safe range. The current range will expand to include a new Liquid Lawn Feed, containing…

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Published: 31st October 2018

ecofective® unveil new in-store POS for retailers

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Sipcam UK, one of the leading plant technology companies, has launched new POS for retailers to accompany its ecofective® natural solutions garden care range. The new POS will offer garden centres a complete package for ecofective® and will effectively merchandise products in store.   The new…

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Published: 29th October 2018

Johnsons Lawn Seed announce improved products to benefit shady and luxury lawns

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Leading lawn seed company Johnsons Lawn Seed has strengthened its portfolio further with improvements to two popular products at Glee 2018 – Shady Place and Luxury Lawn, to bring the greenest of grass to its customers. These widely used bestsellers have been substantially improved with the…

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Published: 29th October 2018

The only feed you’ll need - New Super Smart Lawn Feed launched to revolutionise the UK’s gardens

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Leading grass seed brand Johnsons Lawn Seed has launched its latest lawn innovation that will revolutionise the greening and feeding of lawns around the country. The breakthrough comes as a result of the company’s latest research into grass growing techniques, unearthing the benefits of a never…

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Published: 29th October 2018

Shift to greener and safer products drives demand for Sipcam UK at Glee

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Following increasing attention on glyphosate and the environment in the media, garden retailers are now needing, more than ever, to review their product offer to ensure they themselves are being responsible and the consumers are being given a clear greener/safer option on the shelf - this was never

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Published: 29th October 2018

A generous Glee marks the start of Greenfingers Charity's 20th anniversary plans

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Greenfingers celebrated the start of its 20th anniversary at this year’s Glee with some magnificent industry contributions, as well as unveiling some exciting plans for 2019. Support for Greenfingers’ precious work was a key focus at this year’s revitalised show with product partnerships…

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Published: 29th October 2018

Woodlodge’s most successful year at Glee

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Woodlodge’s phenomenal growth continued at Glee 2018 with the company smashing all targets from previous shows and resulting in an influx of orders with its product lines proving to be an instant hit with garden retailers. With a bigger and more spectacular stand in the heart of Hall 6, new…

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Published: 24th October 2018

Glee 2018: bolder, brighter and brimming with freshness

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Glee 2018 was a thriving hub for the garden retail sector. Featuring a bigger, bolder and brighter event, the visually impactful show welcomed more exhibitors, exciting new content, a new footprint and and a strong visitor contingent that delivered across the board and drew praise from all corners…

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