Briers Advanced Gloves win at this year's GIMA Awards

Briers winning the Garden Clothing & Gifts Award at the 2016 GIMA Awards

"Over the moon to be a winner at these awards! What more can I say but a huge thank you to all the team!" Jackie Eades.

The GIMA Awards celebrate both product and supplier excellence within the gardening industry and, once again, were held at the luxurious Celtic Manor Resort, South Wales.

This year’s gala dinner took place on Thursday 14th July, when over 420 guests from the gardening elite were wined and dined before the winners of the 2016 Awards were revealed.

Garden Clothing & Gifts Category

Winner: Briers - Advanced Gloves

About the winner: “Creating quality gloves adapted for specific tasks, in formats not previously available in the garden centre market, with cutting-edge, affordably-priced designs.”

Briers Advanced Glove Range

GIMA awards 2016 winner logo

Growing, Planting Equipment and Sundries Category

Finalist: Briers - William Morris Collection

A fantastic result as this collection is yet again recognized this year, following on from being a finalist in the Brand & Lifestyle Awards2016. Being only one of six nominees in the category: Best Licensed Brand Home or Garden Product or Range. A superb result for the Briers team, the products and the pattern.

Briers William Morris CollectionGIMA Awards 2016 Finalist Logo

The Judges

This year's GIMA judging panel were Simon Bourne of Perrywood Garden Centre, Liz Brennanfrom Dobbies, Decco’s Chris Gladwin, Caroline Linger from Wyevale, Scott McCabe from Polhill Garden Centre, Choice Marketing’s Michelle de Lavis Trafford, Julian Winfield from Haskins and GCA Chair, Simon Wright of Stax Trade Centres, and Neil Pope, editor of Garden Trade News.


July 15, 2016 by Mike Cook
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