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Boyd Douglas-Davies appointed as HTA President

The AGM of the HTA, which took place at Glee, saw the appointment of Boyd Douglas-Davies as HTA President. Boyd…

Simpsons named as Scotland’s best destination garden centre

The GCA has recognised Simpsons Garden Centre as the best destination garden centre in Scotland. That makes it four years…

Plants lead strong July garden centre performance

The strong year for garden centre sales across the country continued in July, with year to date comparisons up on…

Haskins sees two members in the Rising Stars top 10

Two Members of the Haskins team have reached the Top 10 in the GCA’s Rising Stars programme. The GCA programme…

GCA members encouraged to do their bit to reduce plastic waste

The GCA is encouraging its members to do what they can to help reduce the amount of plastic going to…

GCA sees record numbers of new members join

The GCA has seen a record number of new members join in 2019 – with 10 signing up so far…

Garden centre sales still 10% up for year despite weak June

A wetter more overcast June meant garden centre sales were 2% down on last year for the month of June,…

GCA announces North Thames award winners

The GCA has unveiled its winners for the North Thames region during a presentation at Poplars Garden Centre. Perrywood Garden…

Easter heatwave sees furniture and barbecue sales rise

Sales of furniture and barbecues were up 28.36% compared to the same month the previous year (2018), according to the…

GCA Trust announces two candidates for IGCA

The GCA Trust has selected Emma Lamb from Barton Grange and Sam Clark from Cowell’s to attend this year’s IGCA…

Inspiration, top tips and practical advice at the HTA Catering Conference

This year’s HTA Catering Conference takes place on Wednesday 3 July at Horticulture House in Oxfordshire. Packed full of top…

GCA inspectors team strengthened by Jane Lawler

The GCA has this month welcomed Jane Lawler as its new inspector. Jane has more than 35 years’ experience in…

Barometer of Trade reports positive start to 2019

Garden centres saw a positive start to 2019 according to the GCA Barometer of Trade report. Houseplant and outdoor plant…

Sustainability Matters HTA event announced

The HTA has announced a one-day event titled ?Sustainability Matters?. It’ll take place at Horticulture House in Oxfordshire on Tuesday…

Gina Hinde appointed as marketing manager at LOFA

Gina Hinde has taken up the post of marketing manager at the Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA). Before this…

Applications now open for GCA Rising Stars programmes

GCA members are being encouraged to put forward employees for two Rising Stars programmes in 2019. ? The GCA will…

GCA sets the gold standard with its annual conference

The GCA has said its annual conference at Luton Hoo Hotel was a record-breaking success. ? The conference had more…

GCA reveals its ?Garden Centres of Excellence? winners

The GCA has revealed the winners of its most prestigious awards at its annual conference. This includes its 10 Garden…

Matthew Brown to talk improving businesses to GCA conference delegates

Retail futurist Matthew Brown joins the line-up of speakers at GCA annual conference. ? Matthew will be providing best practice…

An afternoon of ?orsein around in aid of Greenfingers

Garden centre and horticultural industry staff are asked to sign up for a fundraising event at the GCA annual conference.?Teams…
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