Choice Marketing garden centres rebates exceed £1.3 million

Choice Marketing members have heard at their annual AGM conference and trade show in Hinckley that their supplier rebates for the last 12 months would exceed a record £1.3m.

Mark Winchester and Tony Blake
Mark Winchester and Tony Blake

The event held at Jury’s Hotel, Hinckley included a record 75 trade exhibitors, which this year focused on the gift and catering sectors.

Mark Winchester replaced Tony Blake as chairman, with Blake becoming president.

The 50 garden centre delegates heard that in the last 12 months most members had added good growth to their own businesses, outperforming the market, with rebates beating records.

There is a newly formed Christmas & Gifts forum headed by Mandy Barrie of Caulders Garden Centres.

The conference included market presentations from Westland Horticulture and Gardman. The guest speaker was Gerald Ratner.

Members are:

Raemoir, Glendoick, Torwood, Caulders (four), Rosebank, Dunbar, Berwick, Garden Wise, Birkacre, Summerseat, Fosters, Fairways (two), Fletchers, Johnsons, Fakenham, Bosworths, St Peters, Vanstone, Hearts Delight, Abercorn, Ducks Hill, Camden, Bourne Valley, Sussex Country, Blackbrooks, Fairweathers, Busy Bee, Summerseat, Goulds Garden Centre, Mackenzie & Cruickshank and St John’s.


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