HTA hails a "great" National Plant Show

The HTA says the 130 companies exhibiting at last week's National Plant Show at Stoneleigh Park had a "great show".
 
Director General Carol Paris said: "It truly is a show run by the industry for the industry. It is hugely encouraging that despite the way the season has gone visitors took time out of their businesses to attend.

"More importantly, from talking to exhibitors, it is evident that the right people from across the plant supply chain came to the show – those with direct purchasing power that were able to make decisions and place orders on the day."
 
Commenting on the event Mark Taylor of Kernock Park Plants which exhibited at the show said: "The quality of the visitors is excellent and there is always plenty of opportunity to spend time with both customers and potential customers. It is a ‘must do’ show for plant producers in the UK."
 
John Lord of John Woods Nurseries said the firm found the show "incredibly busy and very useful" providing new leads and business opportunities.

"We were very pleased with the number of visitors; we had a story to tell and have been able to tell it to a lot of people. Over all it’s been a remarkable show, smoothly run, well organised and planned."
 
The British Plant Fair’s Marketplace, sponsored by Container Centralen, saw £30,000 of sales made over the two days.
 
Seminars came from James Wong, Michael Marriott and Adam Pasco.

New for 2013 was a Learning Zone at the show which brought together colleges including Hadlow College, Myerscough College and Pershore & Hindip College.

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