GCA releases first clue in guess the venue competition

STAFF at the Garden Centre Association (GCA) have revealed the first clue in their competition to guess the venue for the organisation?s next annual conference (January 26 until 29, 2014).

The GCA conference has been held at the Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park for the past three years but the 2014 event will be at a new location.

Iain Wylie, interim Chief Executive of the GCA, explained: ?We announced our competition in May and have already received lots of guesses. We thought we?d give people a helping hand by releasing the first clue.

?The clue is: dive in and you?re half way there.

?Both full and associate members are eligible to enter the competition, so please get guessing! To submit your guesses, please email info@gca.org.uk. Alternatively people can guess via social media.?

The first 12 people to correctly guess the venue will receive a bottle of champagne in their room at the conference.

More than 300 delegates from the nation?s leading garden centres, including independents and chains, are expected to attend the annual GCA Conference.

Iain added: ?As always our conference will provide delegates 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.

?For a photo to assist with the visual clue, please visit our news blog www.gardencentreassociationnews.blogspot.com. Alternatively the clue will be posted on to Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/GardenCentreAssociation or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GC_Association.?

The GCA annual conference will take place from January 26 until 29, 2014. The venue is to be announced.

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.

For further information, please call 0118 930 8918 or visit www.gca.org.uk.


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