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Mike Burks to take over as GCA Chairman for 2020/21

Mike Burks will take over as GCA Chairman for 2020/21 at the start of the organisation’s annual conference. Mike, MD…

Mindfulness to be discussed by Buddhist monk at GCA Conference

A Buddhist monk will be taking to the stage at the GCA annual conference in Bristol this month. He specialises…

The HTA pushes local authorities to pick up plant pots at kerbside

The HTA has called on local authorities to collect plant pots in kerbside collections. It’s urging members to contact their…

Kate Adie CBE to speak at GCA conference

Former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie CBE will speak at the GCA annual conference in Bristol. Attendees to the…

GIMA opens 2020 Knowledge Exchange programme

The GIMA Knowledge Exchange programme will kickstart 2020. It returns with the popular ‘Developing Selling Skills’ session.   The workshop…

houseplant, Christmas and gifting categories thrive in November 2019

November sales were up 10% compared with the same month in 2018 according to the HTA Market Update report. The…

Dame Kelly Holmes to speak at GCA Conference

The GCA will welcome double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes MBE to its stage during its annual conference. Kelly…

Paul Mason to talk about economy at GCA conference

Paul Mason will be talking about the economy and the political landscape at the GCA 2020 annual conference. Paul will…

GCA Christmas competition winners announced

Barton Grange Garden Centre and Whitehall Garden Centre – Whitchurch have been announced as the national winners of the 2019…

GCA to expand team of inspectors

The GCA is expanding its team of inspectors after seeing a record number of new members join the organisation this…

Rebecca Pow to address Cultivating Retail audience

Rebecca Pow MP will speak at the Cultivating Retail conference. Rebecca’s involvement will enable members to hear from Government on…

Houseplants sales heat up in August

The August Bank Holiday Weekend helped lift houseplants sales at garden centres across the country. This is according to GCA…

Social Power at the HTA Marketing Forum

The Power of Social is the theme for the HTA Marketing Forum on 16 October at Horticulture House. The event…

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,…
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