Industry stalwart and chairman of Squires Garden Centres, Colin Squire, was presented with the Pearson Memorial Medal at the HTA Garden Futures dinner, which took place on 30 September at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire.
In presenting the award, HTA chief executive Carol Paris commented: ?I am delighted to present the Pearson Memorial Media to Colin for his outstanding contribution to the horticulture industry ? it is well and truly deserved. A much respected figure, his boundless enthusiasm, forward thinking and high business standards are an example to us all.?
Colin is celebrating his 60th year with the company that was founded by his father DJ Squire. Colin is a fellow of the Institute of Horticulture, a member of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners and founding member of the Garden Centre Association.
The Pearson Memorial Medal for outstanding service to the garden industry has been awarded by the HTA on an annual basis since it was instigated in 1930 in memory of the HTA?s first general secretary, Charles Pearson.