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Glee New Product Awards - Winners revealed
Glee New Product Awards shortlisted products
Glee 2022 Show Guide available online
Day Three opening times
Floral Thursday is back tomorrow
A Wednesday welcome from Westland
A Greenfingers greeting from Woodmansterne!
Meadow View Stone – Retail displays that drive sales
Mower Edge Border leads Primeur’s new product launches
Houseplant care collection from LAVA-LITE
Refill stations and compost bag recycling centres lead Evergreen Garden Care sustainability charge
Burgon & Ball at Glee: Displays to drive sales
NEW Water Features range unveiled by Altico
Bloomin Amazing is great choice for eco gardener
Growing greener with Apsley Farms’ Natural Plant Food
Eliza Tinsley present Greenman Garden Tools
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World renowned V&A Museum collaborates with Bulldog Tools Pedigree Garden Range
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Primus adds to its stunning Wallace & Gromit collection
New additions to Henry Bell's Wild Bird Table range
Fire, water & earth: La Hacienda & Apta set the latest trends
Ergonomic and contemporary V-FRO range from EKJU
Durston Garden Products answers retailers’ call for greener growing media
elho brings nature to Glee
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Wood Splitter Kindling Cracker comes to UK
Yorkshire Flowerpots showcase range of British made terracotta planters
Barrus to launch over 60 new products to market at Glee
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Woodlodge strengthens its presence in container category
See quality products from Flat Pack Sheds
Retailers praise The Real Soil Company’s latest launch for opening up a new category in sustainable gardening
New BBQ fuel burns brightly
Red Gorilla showcases Garden Companion Set
Tildenet set to make big impact at Glee
Zest launches products focussed on sustainability, lifestyle and convenience
Time to get smart with Link2Home
Patio Black Spot - The complete garden stonework restoration system
Visit Handy for The Handy & Q Garden - Stand 20G30-H31
UK Greetings caters for consumers with differing needs
Michelin-starred chef heaps praise on classy new Norfolk Grills
Standalone PoS makes it ‘EASY’ for garden centre retailers
Introducing Soilworx – a new natural organic fertiliser producer
Happy plants, happy planet with Sipcam Home & Garden
New innovative bird feeders from Honeyfield’s
Zero In – complete range of insect control products
Recyclable packaging for specialist feeds
Glee Buyers Power List Winners Revealed
Qwickhose crowned 2022 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund winners  
Glee 2022 gets off to a promising start
Picture round-up from build-up day
Gardenex hosting International Buyers’ Centre at Glee
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Qwickhose crowned 2022 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund winners  


Another year and another highly deserving winner of the GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund (GISCF). For 2022 it is the team at Qwickhose that reigns victorious, having impressed the judges with its remarkable solution to the common issues associated with hose pipe connectors. Here we find out more about this year’s winners and those that just missed out on the coveted prize.


Qwickhose was borne during lockdown when a portfolio of previous concepts was turned into a reality. As outdoor living stole the focus when millions of people turned to their gardens for entertainment, the team at Qwickhose put their hearts and souls into the creation of this simple yet effective solution to hosepipe connector issues.


Recognising the issues that come from standard hosepipe connectors breaking under force, popping off mid-use or simply taking too long to install, Qwickhose is designed to alleviate all these frustrations.  Built to be long-lasting and robust, the Qwickhose Hose Connector uses a unique winged clamping system for quick and easy connection. Simply push the hose onto the inner tube, clamp the wings shut and secure them with the nut. The extra-long connector then acts as a handle. Unlike traditional hose connectors, there are no breakable teeth, making it more reliable, longer-lasting and leak-free.


Beating off stiff competition and judged by a panel made up of both Glee and GIMA representatives, Qwickhose will now receive support up to the value of £6,000 to help with development and marketing costs associated with entering the UK garden retail market. This includes a year of full GIMA membership and a wide range of business support tools.

In addition to choosing a winner, the panel also selected two shortlisted companies – Cheeky Charlie Ovens and Seedbooks. The first is a new concept in charcoal cooking which takes the principles of professional ovens to create an exciting new chapter for al fresco dining, whilst each of the Seedbooks combines up to six different seed varieties, supported with recipes and growing tips.

GIMA Director, Vicky Nuttall said: “We are so pleased to name Qwickhose as our eighth GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund winner.  Not only does the Qwickhose offering provide an alternative to existing hosepipe connectors, but it is clear from the design and construction that this is a product that has been passionately and carefully designed. I am sure this is one product garden and DIY retailers will want to see.”


To find out more about the GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund please join GIMA on-stand at 7G40-6A41. 


Qwickhose can be found at Glee within Hall 19 Stand H58

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