Talent Store

Get inspired! See fantastic pop-up stores brought to life at Glee 2024 and find out how you can take part in the Talent Store this year...

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How it works

20 Talent Store students will be selected to participate in a full day retail boot-camp with Debbie Flowerday and Michael Perry to further their industry knowledge.

From those 20 students, 12 will then be chosen and put in two groups where they must work together and come up with an original concept for their pop-up store.

The groups will have a tight budget to focus on recycling and upcycling and create a physical pop-up store at Glee 2024, followed by the awards ceremony!

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Designed for up-and-coming retailers, the Talent Store, in association with The Garden Centre Association, is a crash course in visual merchandising, branding and retail, giving participants the chance to learn from experts across the retail industry. Participants are nominated to be part of the Talent Store via the Glee website. Nominations are now open for this year and we look forward to receiving your entries!

Get inspired and see their work brought to life in the atrium of the show. Whilst you're there, you can also find out more about how to get involved next year. Any full-time team member with less than 5 years of experience is invited to be nominated. Must be a GCA member to enter.

Nominations have now closed.


The winning team of 2023 included...

The winning team includes Katherine Davies (Pugh’s Garden Centre), Freya Markwood and Amber Dowsett (Perrywood Garden Centre), Nathan Evans (Bents Garden & Home), Louisa Power and Damian Walker (British Garden Centres). The team’s merchandising concept of a bug hotel aimed to give visitors an ‘out of the box’ ideas on how products can be showcased whilst keeping sustainability at the heart of the display.




Last year's entrants undertook an incredible journey that saw them flourish and rise to the occasion! Discover their inspiring creations that were unveiled during the launch of Talent Store in 2023.

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