Choice holds meeting for 33 garden centre members

Choice Marketing members have held their biggest annual conference yet.

Choice Marketing AGM
Choice Marketing AGM

More than 100 delegates have met at Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel, near Daventry, for the Choice Marketing Annual Conference.

Members representing the 33 garden centres in the group were joined by their suppliers for two days of networking, presentations and a mini trade exhibition.
The conference began with a members-only session discussing industry issues and the positioning of Choice in 2015 and beyond.
The formal session included a presentation by David Arnold on the Garden Industry Marketing Board initiative for 2015, plus talks on ATM cash machine services by Charindeep Bangar of Your Cash Ltd and in-store Wifi by Paul Arnold of Air-Angel Wifi.
The keynote speaker was Karl McKeever of Visual Thinking.
For over 12 years Choice Marketing has had an annual gathering of its members with the 2014 event being the biggest yet. Choice will enroll new members soon and two potential members attended the event.

Abercorn Plant & Garden Centre, Chelmsford, Essex
Berwick Garden Centre, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
Birkacre Nurseries, Chorley, Lancashire
Blackbrooks Garden Centre, Hastings, East Sussex
Bosworths Nurseries & Garden Centre, Burton Latimer, Northants
Bourne Valley Garden Centre, Weybridge, Surrey
Bradley Fold Garden Centre, Bolton, Lancashire
Bybrook Barn Garden Centre, Ashford, Kent
Busy Bee Garden Centre, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Camden Garden Centre, London NW10
Caulders Garden Centre, Kirkintilloch, Milngavie & Newton Mearns, Scotland
Ducks Hill Garden Centre, Ruislip
Dunbar Garden Centre, East Lothian
Fairways Garden Centre, Ashbourne, Derbyshire & Macclesfield, Cheshire
Fairweathers Plant & Garden Centre, Beaulieu, Hampshire
Fakenham Garden Centre, Fakenham,Norfolk
Fletchers Garden Centre, Eccleshall, Staffordshire
Fosters Garden Centre, Rotherham, Yorkshire
Garden Wise, Dumfries, Scotland
Glendoick Garden Centre, Perth, Scotland
Goulds Garden Centre, Weymouth, Dorset
Hearts Delight Garden Centre, Manningtree, Essex
Johnsons of Boston, Boston, Lincolnshire
Raemoir Garden Centre, Banchory, Scotland
Rosebank Garden Centre, Carluke, Scotland
St. Peters Garden Centre, Norton, Worcester
Summerseat Garden Centre, Bury, Lancashire
Sussex Country Gardener, Mark Cross, East Sussex
Torwood Garden Centre, Larbert, Scotland
Vanstone Park Garden Centre & Nursery, Hertfordshire

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