GCA announces headline sponsors for conference

THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) has revealed that Davidson Richards and Westland Horticulture will be its headline sponsors for its annual conference taking place in January next year (2014).

Davidson Richards provides retail systems to help garden centres manage their businesses more profitably and Westland Horticulture is a market leader in garden and environmental products.

Iain Wylie, interim Chief Executive of the GCA, said: ?We?re delighted these two well-known names in the industry are supporting this year?s event. It promises to be another inspiring and exciting event for everyone who attends.

?We?re still keen to hear from other companies wishing to get involved in sponsoring the event but we?ve already got quite a few interested parties. We?d advise people to get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.?

The conference takes place at the Hilton Blackpool Hotel in Blackpool from January 26 for three days.

Iain added: ?Sponsors will have access to more than 300 delegates from the nation?s leading garden centres, including independents and chains, in a relaxed and friendly environment, over lunch, dinner or in a lecture theatre.

?We would love to hear from any businesses that are interested in sponsoring aspects of our conference. There are various packages we can offer.?

To find out more about the sponsorship opportunities available, please email Iain via Iain@GCA.org.uk.

Davidson Richards provides retail systems to help garden centres manage their businesses more profitably.

Westland Horticulture is a market leader in garden and environmental products. It supplies a wide range of gardening products to the industry including growing media, lawn treatments and seed, plant food, pest control, fungicides, weed killers and mulches.

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.

For further information about sponsorship opportunities, please email Iain via Iain@GCA.org.uk.

For other information, please call 0118 930 8918. Alternatively, visit www.gca.org.uk, log on to www.facebook.com/pages/GardenCentreAssociation or follow the organisation on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GC_Association.

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