Lowaters Nursery director takes over helm of Pro VaR

The plant licensing organisation ProVaR has a new man at the helm.

At the recent AGM, ProVaR directors voted in Charles Carr as the new chairman, taking over from Patrick Fairweather.

A ProVaR representative said: "Patrick has done a superb job of developing ProVaR and establishing its position in the new plant market.

"During this period many new plants have been introduced and the organisation has attracted international interest, including the addition of a range of plants from Plantipp in the Netherlands."

Carr is a director at Lowaters Nursery in Hampshire.

In his new role Carr will be aiming to strengthen the organisation's role in promoting and licensing new plant varieties and increase the portfolio of plants available, with new introductions from existing and new breeder members.

ProVaR offers a range of plants to its members which are licensed under one simple system with a single royalty return.

The organisation's website includes information on new and "hard to find" varieties.

View: www.ProVaRplants.co.uk.


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