Shadow chancellor George Osborne to speak at Chrysanthemums Direct event

Shadow chancellor George Osborne MP is the star guest at a Chrysanthemums Direct event to be held on 6 November.

The Tory frontbencher is the fledgling company's local MP and he will address an audience of staff and garden centre buyers, taking questions on his plans for the economy.

Chrysanthemums Direct sales manager Martyn Flint said: "George Osbourne is our local MP and is very interested in a new business starting and doing well in the recession."

Flint said the company has had a very good year despite being new and unsure as to how the public would respond.

He said internet sales driven by shows had been key to Chrysanthemums Direct's success.

Flint added: "We have good promises of business and internet sales have been strong. Internet sales in regions follow after we have done shows in different parts of the country. If we exhibit in one area, sales rise there."

The company plans to introduce a range of year-round and exhibition varieties for next year.

It is due to launch a wholesale operation to garden centres in the spring.

The event starts at 11am at Chrysanthemums Direct's headquarters in Peover, Cheshire. As well as the address from Osborne, the event will include tours of the facility. 


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