Garden centres get virtual offer for GCA conference

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) wishing to attend the organisation?s annual conference can now (November, 2013) sign up online and get a booking discount to boot.

Garden centres hoping to go to the event in Blackpool in January 2014 can sign up via the GCA website for the first time ever and receive a ?50 price reduction too.

Iain Wylie, interim Chief Executive of the GCA, said: ?Garden centre delegates are now able to book online via the members? area on our website and we think this will help tremendously with making bookings an easy and more efficient process.

?Also members can book whenever it?s convenient to them and to cap it all if they book by November 30 they can qualify for a discount. This offer is available to those who book a full conference attendance including accommodation.

?We hope as many people as possible take advantage of this service and the saving to be made.?

The 2014 conference promises to be bigger and better than ever with the headline sponsors Davidson Richards and Westland Horticulture already announced and a whole host of guest speakers soon to be revealed.

The conference takes place at the Hilton Blackpool Hotel in Blackpool from January 26 until 29. More than 300 delegates are expected to attend the annual GCA Conference.

Iain continued: ?As always our conference will provide attendees with pertinent information on key aspects of the garden centre industry to assist members in achieving their business goals.

?The information shared will focus on a wide range of topics, including merchandising, marketing and management.?

The GCA represents nearly 200 garden centres nationwide. Through sharing information and its inspection programme the GCA helps members to achieve high standards in customer service, plant quality and reliability.

The GCA annual conference will take place from January 26 until 29, 2014 at the Hilton Blackpool Hotel. To take advantage of the early bird discount, please visit and log in to the members? area of the website.

For further information, please call 0118 930 8918. Alternatively, visit, log on to or follow the organisation on Twitter at

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