HTA and GIMA announce line-ups for next garden trade meetings

The HTA Retail Development Forum (RDF) has MTD sales trainer Mike Clarkson as speaker for next week's series of regional meetings aimed at garden centres with turnovers of more than £2m a year.. 

Dates and venues for the next round of RDF meetings:

20 April - Central Group - St Peters Garden Centre

21 April - Northern Group - Barton Grange Garden Centre

22 April -Southern Group - Thurrock Garden Centre

Call 0118 9303132 or email

Meanwhile, GIMA has announced the line-up for its business meeting April business meeting on
22 April 2010, starting at 2.30pm at Poplars Nursery Garden Centre, Harlington Road
Toddington, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 6HE.

Speakers include Professor Ken Mayhew, Fellow and Tutor in Economics, Pembroke
College University of Oxford on how are you going to manage your business through the coming term of office in government.

Clare Foggett, editor of Garden News will tell garden centre suppliers how the consumer media can help them increase sales.

John and David Little of Poplars Garden Centre will speak about their business and the recently built extension to the garden centre.

Email for more details.

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