HTA director general announcement finally due this week

The Horticultural Trades Association has confirmed that an announcement on who is to become its new director general is due by 27 July after final negotiations are over with the preferred candidate and their current employer.

The delayed decision follows the retirement of David Gwyther in November 2011.

A representative said: "Loose ends are being tied up and we expect an announcement this week."

Meanwhile, the HTA is promoting its autumn campaign Plan It Plant It this Autumn, aimed at getting nurseries to use the campaign's logo around events and for consumer magazines to promote extending the season and "keep trade going" as far as possible into September, October and November.

The HTA is also working with Glee on content for the September 17-19 Birmingham NEC garden retail trade show's seminars.

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