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GCA inspectors team strengthened by Jane Lawler

The GCA has this month welcomed Jane Lawler as its new inspector. Jane has more than 35 years’ experience in…

Barometer of Trade reports positive start to 2019

Garden centres saw a positive start to 2019 according to the GCA Barometer of Trade report. Houseplant and outdoor plant…

Sustainability Matters HTA event announced

The HTA has announced a one-day event titled ?Sustainability Matters?. It’ll take place at Horticulture House in Oxfordshire on Tuesday…

Gina Hinde appointed as marketing manager at LOFA

Gina Hinde has taken up the post of marketing manager at the Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA). Before this…

Applications now open for GCA Rising Stars programmes

GCA members are being encouraged to put forward employees for two Rising Stars programmes in 2019. ? The GCA will…

GCA sets the gold standard with its annual conference

The GCA has said its annual conference at Luton Hoo Hotel was a record-breaking success. ? The conference had more…

GCA reveals its ?Garden Centres of Excellence? winners

The GCA has revealed the winners of its most prestigious awards at its annual conference. This includes its 10 Garden…

Matthew Brown to talk improving businesses to GCA conference delegates

Retail futurist Matthew Brown joins the line-up of speakers at GCA annual conference. ? Matthew will be providing best practice…

An afternoon of ?orsein around in aid of Greenfingers

Garden centre and horticultural industry staff are asked to sign up for a fundraising event at the GCA annual conference.?Teams…

Paul to talk about ?profit, people and the planet? at GCA conference

Former Channel 4 News Economics Editor Paul Mason will be joining guest speakers at the GCA conference in January. ?…

GCA conference attendees to learn how to become a game changer

Garden centre staff who attend the GCA annual conference can learn how they can become a game changer from guest…

Kevin Pietersen to speak at 2019 GCA conference

Attendees to the GCA annual conference will be able to hear from former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen. ? Kevin will…

GCA starts search for new inspector

The GCA is launching its search for a new inspector to help its members keep the highest of standards in…

Sir Clive Woodward unveiled for 2019 GCA conference

Former English rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward OBE is the first speaker booked for the GCA annual conference in Luton…

Final call for Cultivating Retail

This is the final call to join friends and colleagues attending Cultivating Retail. Cultivating Retail is the new one-day Conference…

Houseplant sales still going strong in September

Houseplant departments at garden centres remained strong during September. This is according to the Garden Centre Association?s Barometer of Trade…

HTA Marketing Forum helps delegates stand out from the crowd

The HTA Marketing Forum took place at Horticulture House, Chilton, on 17 October. It aimed to give delegates and insight…

LOFA announces new look to the board

LOFA is exploring new opportunities to enhance the benefits to its members and the UK furniture and outdoor market. ?…

Cultivating Retail includes plastics and Green issues on agenda

According to the latest HTA trend report on plastics, 95% of consumers say it?s important for businesses to design products…

GCA Trust sponsored delegates return from IGCA Congress

Squire’s Matt Tanner and Klondyke?s Jayne Scott, sponsored by the GCA Trust to attend the IGCA Congress, are back from…
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