Gregory explained: "I am ecstatic to have won the IPPS international exchange award. It is an amazing opportunity for me as the IPPS tour is attended by growers, researchers and business owners from across the world. It will be a fantastic platform for me to network and share knowledge, techniques and experience."
Gregory won the prestigious international exchange award after bring chosen as one of last year's winners of the young horticulturist six-pack award, which saw him attend the European region annual conference in Denmark. He was then selected as the overall winner to take part in the international exchange scheme.
Tim Lawrance-Owen, vice-president of IPPS European region, who was on the panel that interviewed the applicants during the conference last year, explained: "Ben showed himself to be highly motivated with a desire to develop a career in the industry combined with a readiness to get involved and participate in many aspects of the conference.
"He will gain greatly from his experiences visiting nurseries in the Southern USA and apply them in his work. We look forward to hearing his report at next year's conference."