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Meet the buyer event – Longacres Garden Centre

GIMA's latest Meet the Buyer event will provide suppliers with 20 minutes to pitch their business to Longacres.

Continuing its Buyer Connect programme, GIMA has confirmed that it has teamed up with Longacres – the UK’s largest independent garden centre – to hold a special speed networking event with the buying team from this garden retailer.



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31 October 2017

The Longacres family owned group of garden centres currently consist of four centres, with the flagship Bagshot store retaining the title ‘highest turnover garden centre in the UK’ for the last seven years.

Longacres owner, Nigel Long, is looking to meet with new and exciting garden and giftware suppliers to assist with an ambitious expansion plan.

All Buyer Connect supplier participants will be allocated 20 minutes with the relevant Longacres buyer, including Nigel Long himself. Each supplier will be able to bring two team members to present and are urged to consider presenting information regarding product features and benefits, as well as cost price proposals.

The Longacres buying team will be focussing on the following product categories – with both GIMA members and non-members invited to participate – Plastic Pots, Containers, Core Gardening Lines, Garden Décor, Watering, Artificial, Machinery, Tools, Fertilisers & Chemicals Pest Control, Outdoor Paint, Paving, Aggregates, Timber Fencing & Related Products, Outdoor pots, Water Features & Accessories, Candles, Indoor Clocks, Home Décor, and Giftware.

GIMA is urging interested parties to confirm their involvement now to avoid disappointment. The cost for inclusion is £95.00 + VAT for GIMA members and £145 + VAT for non-members. Deadline for entry is November 17th.

Further information about the Meet the Buyer Event in association with Longacres, please contact the GIMA team by calling 01959 564947 or visiting

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