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Published: 18th July 2019

Calling all innovators & grass root businesses – entry to the GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund is now open!

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

As activity ramps up for Glee 2019, GIMA – the leading trade association for garden product manufacturers - is encouraging new businesses and innovators to enter this year’s annual GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund (GISCF); a special fund set up to encourage grass root business and product

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Published: 18th July 2019

Calling all innovators & grass root businesses – entry to the GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund is now open!

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

As activity ramps up for Glee 2019, GIMA – the leading trade association for garden product manufacturers - is encouraging new businesses and innovators to enter this year’s annual GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund (GISCF); a special fund set up to encourage grass root business and product

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Published: 18th July 2019

Woodlodge gets ready to drive container category growth in 2020 by unveiling latest ranges at Glee

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Woodlodge, the UK’s leading supplier of garden pots and containers, will reveal its much-anticipated 2020 product line-up at Glee, with fresh new ranges that are poised to raise the bar in stylish outdoor living.  The Tetbury-based company, which is known for refreshing up to a third of its…

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Published: 18th July 2019

Woodlodge gets ready to drive container category growth in 2020 by unveiling latest ranges at Glee

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Woodlodge, the UK’s leading supplier of garden pots and containers, will reveal its much-anticipated 2020 product line-up at Glee, with fresh new ranges that are poised to raise the bar in stylish outdoor living.  The Tetbury-based company, which is known for refreshing up to a third of its…

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Published: 18th July 2019

Johnsons Lawn Seed to showcase breakthrough in grass seed technology at Glee

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Leading grass seed brand Johnsons Lawn Seed will unveil a major breakthrough in seed technology at Glee – revealing the solution to a lawncare problem that consumers have been craving for decades. The much-anticipated launch is the result of over 670 individual tests carried out by DLF Seeds, the…

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Published: 18th July 2019

Johnsons Lawn Seed to showcase breakthrough in grass seed technology at Glee

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Leading grass seed brand Johnsons Lawn Seed will unveil a major breakthrough in seed technology at Glee – revealing the solution to a lawncare problem that consumers have been craving for decades. The much-anticipated launch is the result of over 670 individual tests carried out by DLF Seeds, the…

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Published: 17th July 2019

Autumn is the perfect season for sowing or overseeding lawns, says Johnsons Lawn Seed

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

After a long summer of wear and tear, there is no better time for breathing new life into tired turf, or for sowing a brand new lawn, than autumn. Throughout September and until mid-October, the soil remains warm and workable but temperatures are refreshingly cooler, allowing grass seed to germinate…

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Published: 17th July 2019

Autumn is the perfect season for sowing or overseeding lawns, says Johnsons Lawn Seed

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

After a long summer of wear and tear, there is no better time for breathing new life into tired turf, or for sowing a brand new lawn, than autumn. Throughout September and until mid-October, the soil remains warm and workable but temperatures are refreshingly cooler, allowing grass seed to germinate…

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Published: 17th July 2019

It’s full steam ahead as the UK’s top seven steam railway journeys are revealed

Midnight Communications

The UK’s top steam railway journeys have been named with vintage trains in Scotland, England and Wales all making the list. The magnificent seven was put together by Boundless, the events and experiences club for public sector workers, which also named Britain’s 50 Greatest Drives earlier this…

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Published: 17th July 2019

ScanCom International CEO Stig Maasbøl reveals the incredible story that brought award-winning DuraOcean to market

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The UK launch of the award-winning DuraOcean® – the first commercially viable mass-market outdoor chair made from nets, ropes and plastic waste recovered from the world’s oceans – heralds the dawn of a shift towards truly sustainable furniture that holds the potential to revolutionise the

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Published: 17th July 2019

ScanCom International CEO Stig Maasbøl reveals the incredible story that brought award-winning DuraOcean to market

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The UK launch of the award-winning DuraOcean® – the first commercially viable mass-market outdoor chair made from nets, ropes and plastic waste recovered from the world’s oceans – heralds the dawn of a shift towards truly sustainable furniture that holds the potential to revolutionise the

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Published: 17th July 2019

What is the Glee Retail Lab?

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Retailers and visual merchandisers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In…

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Published: 17th July 2019

What is the Glee Retail Lab?

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Retailers and visual merchandisers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In…

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Published: 16th July 2019

Joking Apart by Alan Ayckbourn – a wonderfully funny production for the summer season at Brighton Open Air Theatre

Chimera Communications

Local theatre impresarios JW Productions are delighted to be presenting one of Alan Ayckbourn’s most revered classics, Joking Apart. For Richard and Anthea everything in life just falls into place, with their warmth, careless charm, generosity and success they are a truly happy, golden couple.

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Published: 16th July 2019

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

Chimera Communications

With summer holidays just around the corner, now is the best time to look ahead about what to do as a family to keep the little ones occupied and entertained. Starting almost immediately as the holidays begin, another family production from local theatre impresarios JW Productions is The Amazing…

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Published: 14th July 2019

Power of One comes to Glee - Join the ‘pledge mission’ for a more sustainable future

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Power of One is a new initiative being adopted by Glee to highlight the impact we each have on the environment. Supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, the campaign seeks to demonstrate how a combination of small, individual changes can create a…

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Published: 14th July 2019

Power of One comes to Glee - Join the ‘pledge mission’ for a more sustainable future

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Power of One is a new initiative being adopted by Glee to highlight the impact we each have on the environment. Supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, the campaign seeks to demonstrate how a combination of small, individual changes can create a…

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Published: 14th July 2019

Record-Breaking Splendour is a Sell-out

Redbrick Communications

Tickets have now completely sold out for Nottingham’s biggest summer festival, Splendour.  A total of 25,000 tickets have been sold for what is the fastest-selling Splendour to date almost a week ahead of the festival and there will be no tickets available on the gate.  Now in its 11th year…

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Published: 14th July 2019

Tropical paradise at Arundel Castle

Midnight Communications

The summer sun has brought a flamboyant display of lilies, dahlias and wildflowers to life throughout the Walled Gardens at Arundel Castle. Visitors will be able to see thousands of exotic flowers, striking foliage and ripening fruits from all around the world throughout July and August. While many…

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Published: 10th July 2019

Stage Times Revealed for Splendour as Festival On Course to Sell Out

Redbrick Communications

Stage times have been revealed for Splendour, Nottingham’s biggest summer party taking place on Saturday 20 July. With just over one week to go, the Wollaton Park music festival, headlined by Manic Street Preachers and The Specials, is heading for a sell-out. An additional name has also been added…

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Published: 9th July 2019

DuraOcean® from LifestyleGarden® wins Best New Product award at SOLEX

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The ground-breaking DuraOcean® from LifestyleGarden®, the world’s first commercially available range of outdoor furniture made from nets, ropes and plastic waste recovered from the world’s oceans, triumphed over stiff competition to win the coveted Best New Product award at SOLEX 2019. Judges…

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Published: 9th July 2019

DuraOcean® from LifestyleGarden® wins Best New Product award at SOLEX

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The ground-breaking DuraOcean® from LifestyleGarden®, the world’s first commercially available range of outdoor furniture made from nets, ropes and plastic waste recovered from the world’s oceans, triumphed over stiff competition to win the coveted Best New Product award at SOLEX 2019. Judges…

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Published: 7th July 2019

L.B. Foster Launches New Total Rail Management and Performance Monitoring Solutions

Redbrick Communications

L.B. Foster Europe is back at Railtex for the first time since 2015 on stand F11. The company is launching its new, end to end track management and performance monitoring solutions, integrating conventional rail products with intelligent, always-on, digital technologies to improve performance…

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Published: 7th July 2019

Delivering digital solutions to improve rail performance

Redbrick Communications

Focusing on the UK industry, where have you implemented your products and how are they making a difference? Our ‘touch points’ throughout the UK rail network are quite varied, but a great example is our disruption information totems called ‘Inform’. These passenger information totems are…

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Published: 7th July 2019

Rail Live Show Overview: L.B. Foster

Redbrick Communications

L.B. Foster (Stand J19) designs and manufactures innovative engineering solutions that are used widely in global rail, energy, manufacturing and materials handling industries.  The company’s Rail Technologies solutions centre is a world leader in friction management and high-quality track…

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Published: 7th July 2019

FORS Silver Accreditation Drives L.B. Foster Telecoms Forward

Redbrick Communications

L.B. Foster Telecoms, a division of leading electrical and mechanical engineering group L.B. Foster Europe, has successfully completed its Silver Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation, which recognises the business’s commitment to the continual improvement, safety and…

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Published: 7th July 2019

Chair of Transport Select Committee Drops in for Breakfast Briefing

Redbrick Communications

The Chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee attended a busy breakfast business briefing in Nottingham, organised by the East Midlands Chamber. Lilian Greenwood MP joined a number of East Midlands business leaders at the Nottingham offices of electrical and mechanical engineering…

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Published: 7th July 2019

Prague Metro Sticks with L.B. Foster for Friction Solutions

Redbrick Communications

Operators of the Prague Metro are big believers in the in-service benefits of our friction management solutions. That’s because they have seen first-hand a real reduction in hunting and corrugation problems, as well as reduced tread wear further extending wheel life. The Prague Metro is the sixth…

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Published: 7th July 2019

LIDAR Security Applications Impress at Optex Open Day

Redbrick Communications

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of detection systems hosted an open day to showcase its wide range of innovative technology solutions for applications in the securities industries. Among Optex’s partners attending was our team from L.B. Foster Control & Display Solutions, showcasing…

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Published: 7th July 2019

L.B. Foster Automation & Materials Handling Scores a Hat-trick of Successes with New Performance Accreditations

Redbrick Communications

Automation and materials handling expert L.B. Foster is celebrating achieving independent industry standards accreditation for its quality management, environmental management and occupational health and safety management systems, processes and procedures. Part of the electrical and mechanical…

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Published: 7th July 2019

IMechE Mechatronics Engineering Student of the Year Announced

Redbrick Communications

Four student finalists battled it out to win the coveted title of ‘Mechatronics Engineering Student of the Year’ sponsored by L.B. Foster Europe, at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) headquarters in London. Twenty three year old Adam Fry is studying Electronics Engineering at the…

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Published: 4th July 2019

What can garden centres learn from supermarkets? Focusing on consumer retail psychology can unlock the secrets to higher sales

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Supermarkets roll out a host of sophisticated techniques to encourage shoppers to part with their disposable income. From BOGOF (buy-one-get-one-free) deals to premium products strategically placed at eye level, every aspect of retail space dedicated to fast-moving consumer goods is engineered to…

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Published: 4th July 2019

What can garden centres learn from supermarkets? Focusing on consumer retail psychology can unlock the secrets to higher sales

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Supermarkets roll out a host of sophisticated techniques to encourage shoppers to part with their disposable income. From BOGOF (buy-one-get-one-free) deals to premium products strategically placed at eye level, every aspect of retail space dedicated to fast-moving consumer goods is engineered to…

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Published: 30th June 2019

The ‘Let’s Explore’ Greenfingers garden opens at Richard House Children’s Hospice

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The Greenfingers Charity was delighted to be joined by children, families and supporters at the official opening of the charity’s latest garden project at London’s first children’s hospice, Richard House, on Thursday 27th June 2018.  Greenfingers Charity was delighted to be joined by…

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Published: 30th June 2019

The ‘Let’s Explore’ Greenfingers garden opens at Richard House Children’s Hospice

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The Greenfingers Charity was delighted to be joined by children, families and supporters at the official opening of the charity’s latest garden project at London’s first children’s hospice, Richard House, on Thursday 27th June 2018.  Greenfingers Charity was delighted to be joined by…

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Published: 30th June 2019

The magnificent GIMA team wing walk for Greenfingers Charity

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

On Armed Forces Day, from a private grass airfield steeped in military history, Vicky Nuttall, Mark Portman and Lowri Walker took to the skies over the beautiful Cotswolds countryside to raise money for Greenfingers Charity. Blessed with glorious weather, as spectators picnicked, the trio received…

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Published: 27th June 2019

Glee 2019 Retail Lab sponsor interview: Apta

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In fact, 61% of Glee’s…

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Published: 27th June 2019

Glee 2019 Retail Lab sponsor interview: Apta

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In fact, 61% of Glee’s…

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Published: 26th June 2019

Glee 2019 Retail Lab sponsor interview: Ivyline

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In fact, 61% of Glee’s…

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Published: 26th June 2019

Glee 2019 Retail Lab sponsor interview: Ivyline

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In fact, 61% of Glee’s…

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Published: 26th June 2019

Sponsors line up to support the GIMA Awards 2019

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

With the 39th annual GIMA Awards less than a week away (July 4th, Celtic Manor), final preparations are now underway for what is set to be another glittering night of celebrations and networking. Each year the awards are kindly supported by a number of industry brands and organisations, together…

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Published: 26th June 2019

Sponsors line up to support the GIMA Awards 2019

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

With the 39th annual GIMA Awards less than a week away (July 4th, Celtic Manor), final preparations are now underway for what is set to be another glittering night of celebrations and networking. Each year the awards are kindly supported by a number of industry brands and organisations, together…

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Published: 23rd June 2019

A frightful family feud at Arundel Castle

Midnight Communications

On 13-14 July, Arundel Castle’s Norman Knights Tournament will transport visitors back to 1138 with a thrilling tale of power and tension in Norman Britain. This family-friendly event will include a storyteller, falconry, medieval crafts and have-a-go activities alongside weapons training and…

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Published: 20th June 2019

The GIMA Awards judging is complete. Find out who wins on July 4th

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Following a busy day of judging at Warwick Racecourse (20th June), where around 170 entries were considered, the winners of the 39th annual GIMA Awards have now been confirmed. However, the garden retail industry has to wait a few more weeks to find out who wins, when this year’s winners are…

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Published: 20th June 2019

The GIMA Awards judging is complete. Find out who wins on July 4th

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Following a busy day of judging at Warwick Racecourse (20th June), where around 170 entries were considered, the winners of the 39th annual GIMA Awards have now been confirmed. However, the garden retail industry has to wait a few more weeks to find out who wins, when this year’s winners are…

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Published: 19th June 2019

Manic Street Preachers and The Specials Revealed as Splendour Headliners

Redbrick Communications

Manic Street Preachers and The Specials will headline this year’s Splendour, Saturday 20 July 2019. The two bands have an outstanding back catalogue with more than 20 combined UK top 10 hits, including If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next and The Masses Against The Classes from Manic…

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Published: 19th June 2019

Rag’n’Bone Man and All Saints join Manic Street Preachers and The Specials at Splendour

Redbrick Communications

Rag’n’Bone Man and All Saints will join headliners Manic Street Preachers and The Specials at Splendour on Saturday 20 July. Hot on the heels of his ‘Giant’ performance at the 2019 Brit Awards, Rag’n’Bone Man will perform on the Main Stage at the Wollaton Park music festival. All Saints…

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Published: 19th June 2019

Splendour Line-Up Just Got Bigger with Over 20 New Acts Announced

Redbrick Communications

With excitement building and tickets selling at record speeds following the announcement of Manic Street Preachers, The Specials, Rag’n’Bone Man and All Saints for Splendour on Saturday 20 July, a great selection of new acts have today been announced for this year’s stellar line-up.  Northern…

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Published: 19th June 2019

One Month Countdown Underway for Splendour

Redbrick Communications

Tickets are selling at record speeds for Nottingham’s biggest summer party Splendour, set to take over Wollaton Park in just one month on Saturday 20 July. Following the full line-up announcement, with headliners Manic Street Preachers and The Specials, as well as Rag’n’Bone Man and All Saints…

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Published: 19th June 2019

Greenfingers wing walkers set to take to the skies after technical glitch thwarts first charity attempt

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Three daredevil souls from the garden retail industry have just days to overcome their fears before taking to the skies for an adrenaline-fuelled wing walk in aid of the Greenfingers Charity. The wingwalk, which had been due to take place earlier this month, was postponed after a technical glitch…

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