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FULL MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO...

UK manufacturers or designers of garden & leisure products, from small firms to major brand names.

WHY JOIN?

Join Gardenex if you would like to start exporting, increase your export sales, or develop sales in new and emerging markets. We can help you!

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

Here are just some of the benefits of Gardenex membership:

 

  • Invitations to Meet-the-Buyer events.  We regularly invite trade buyers to the UK and arrange a day of one-to-one meetings for them with Gardenex members.  Recent participants have included Spanish and Finnish importers/distributors, German and Swiss mail-order/online stores and a leading Belgian country store chain.
  • Entry in our Directory of British Garden & Leisure Products.  This multi-lingual directory of members is distributed from our exhibition stand, by email and by post to approximately 3,000 international trade buyers annually, ensuring publicity for members around the world.
  • Exclusive access to market research and buyer contact details.  Gardenex has a library of information on the garden sector overseas, along with a database of garden centre retailers, mail-order/online stores and importers/distributors worldwide.
  • Sales leads.  Gardenex often receives enquiries from trade buyers which we pass on to our member companies.  These have recently included leads from many European markets, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Mexico and many more!
  • Key international trade shows.  Gardenex organises the British exhibitor group at spoga+gafa (Cologne) and the National Hardware Show (Las Vegas).  Gardenex members benefit from discounted Gardenex management fees.
  • International press coverage.  Gardenex organises international press coverage of member products at trade shows where we have organised the British exhibitor group.
  • The Gardenex A-Z Guide to Exporting.  This beginners’ guide to all aspects of exporting is aimed specifically at garden product suppliers and is available exclusively to members of Gardenex.
  • Exporting News e-bulletins.  Regular updates on the latest changes to regulations and procedures, along with export opportunities.
  • International Retail News e-bulletins.  Bi-monthly updates on overseas retailers.
  • Gardenex & PetQuip E-News.  This tri-annual publication includes details of numerous events and opportunities for exporters. Click here for the February 2024 edition.
  • 12.5% discount off stand space at the UK’s leading garden trade fair, Glee, where we organise the International Buyers’ Centre and International Hosted Meetings for suppliers with buyers.
  • Discount on Strong & Herd LLP export training courses.  Members benefit from a discount of £70 on all Strong & Herd export training courses (in-person and live online) and £20 off their shorter clinics.
  • 25% discount on international market research company Mintel’s 2023 ‘US Lawn & Garden Products Market’ report.
  • 20% discount on an annual subscription to The Exporter magazine (printed or digital editions).
  • Credit control and debit management service from specialists ICSM.  Working in partnership with ICSM, Gardenex offers its members complimentary credit checking and legal letter facilities, and heavily discounted specialist payment data to support your business in this critical area.
  • Intellectual Property Protection (IPP) Service. Chartered patent attorneys Murgitroyd have designed an IPP service, specifically to meet the needs of Gardenex members.  This service provides 30-45 minutes free IP advice per issue, along with a 20% discount on their fees for preparing and filing design and trade mark applications at the UK IP Office (with the exception of official fees).
  • Design Deposit Scheme.  Administered by Gardenex, this provides a straightforward way for members to produce evidence of when a design was created.
  • A 50% discount on social media management services provided by Elda Digital Creatives.

Other new services are being introduced – contact the Gardenex Team for more information.

COST OF MEMBERSHIP

Membership runs for 12 months from your date of joining.  The cost is reviewed annually and depends on your company turnover:

  • Firms with an annual turnover of £250,000 or above £775+VAT
  • Firms with an annual turnover of less than £250,000 £390+VAT

I WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE…

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Or call 01959 565995, select Option 5
and ask for Eleanor or Emma.

 

 

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