Regional business

HTA members from across the West of England and Wales are invited to attend the first of a series of HTA regional business briefings which takes place on Thursday 27 January 2011 at Cadbury Garden & Leisure, Bristol.
Senior representatives of the HTA staff will be available to meet and discuss current issues and initiatives with HTA members and provide an overview of the industry and essential knowledge for garden retailers, landscapers, growers, manufacturers and suppliers as we prepare for the new season.
The briefing will also include highlights from the presentations given by Mary Portas and other speakers at the HTA Garden Futures Conference, together with key findings from the latest HTA research on the garden market.
The event also offers an excellent opportunity to meet with HTA Director General David Gwyther and Andrew Whelan, the new HTA Regional Account Manager – South West, as well as to network with other HTA members, customers, suppliers and colleagues in the garden trade.
HTA Director of Marketing and Communications, Andrew Maxted comments, “Building on the excellent response to last year’s HTA regional briefings we invite members to come along to the 2011 events. They provide an opportunity for members to meet with HTA staff to share concerns, issues and opportunities impacting on the industry as we prepare for the start of the season. Taking place across a wide range of venues across the country the briefings allow members to network and ensure that they are making the most of the added value that HTA membership has to offer.”
The briefings begin at 10.30 am and runs through to 15.30 pm when participants can tour the host venue.
Tel 0118 9303132

Further HTA regional briefings will be held throughout February and March – further details to be announced soon. Venues as follows:
Scotland – Craigmarloch, Kilsyth
Northern Ireland – Dobbies, Lisburn
North West – Stax Trade Centre, Manchester
Yorkshire – Langlands, Shiptonthorpe
West Midlands – Solus, Halesowen
East Midlands – Gardman, Peterborough
N Home Counties – Europlants, Hatfield
South/South East – venue tbc
South West – RHS Rosemoor, Devon

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