Ball Colegrave is a wholesale distributor of seed and plants to commercial growers and local authorities, founded in 1962 by the late David Colegrave and his wife Nancy. Colegrave pioneered with the introduction of the first F1 hybrids to the UK market. In 2001 Ball Horticultural Company joined forces with the David Colegrave Group.
HTA chief executive Carol Paris said: "We are delighted that Sandy is joining us on the HTA Board. It is important that all the interests of our members are represented on the Board and with the wealth of industry knowledge and experience that Sandy brings we look forward to his contribution."
In addition to Shepherd, the HTA board comprises of Stan Green (president), David Norman (Hon Treasurer), Carol Paris (HTA CEO), Caroline Owen (Past President), John Lord, Ian Ashton, Bob Hewitt, Mark Pearson, Adam Wigglesworth and Richard Barnard.
Meanwhile, the industry round table supply chain action group will be chaired by David Denny of the HTA.