Efig's new committee chairman is Chris Jenkin of Enterprise Plants, who replaces Ian Drummond of Indoor Garden Design.
Vice chair is Jimmy Gilchrist of GP Plantscape and treasurer is Mark Berriman, managing director of Green Team Interiors.
Social secretary is Carole Pluckaard of Koberg bv and committee is William Braid, managing director of Plant Designs London and Kenneth Freeman, head of innovation: green and enriched environments at Ambius
Jenkin said: "As well as focusing on marketing and getting more members taking an active part in the association, I’d like to meet as many members as possible and find out what they want from their trade association."
Past efig chairmen were offered ambassador status to celebrate their past involvement and support.
Their role is to inspire the young generation about the profession; support efig events; encourage learning and personal development within their own company; promote the benefits of plants wherever possible; encourage their company to take part in efig campaigns; get involved in efig annual awards.
Ian Drummond was the first past chairman to be honoured receiving a certificate from Chris Jenkin to mark his new role.He said: "I'm honoured to receive this status and will continue to promote the industry and efig in particular, wherever possible. Those of you that know me, realise my passion for the industry and know this will not be hard for me."
Other past chairmen accepting the role include
- Kenneth Freeman of Ambius
- Alan Page, Franchise Director of Urban Planters
- Tom Palfreyman, MD of Urban Planters Franchise
- Andrew Bradley, Flora-tec
Judging of efig's indoor plant of the year is this week.
Meanwhile, London garden centres including North One have reported a boom in sales of retro houseplants such as aspidistras.