The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) have announced that Brett Avery, Managing Director of Farplants, is to join the HTA Board as Vice-President.
Originally from New Zealand, Brett was the co-founder and Managing Director of Avery Robinson Ltd, a company distributing Dyson products, for 17 years. Brett then moved to the UK and worked for Savortex Ltd, an IoT (internet of things) hand-hygiene technology company, before moving on to Farplants as the Managing Director where he has been for over 4 years. This background and experience with other consumer sectors will make Brett a valuable addition to the HTA Board. Brett is also the Chair of the Retail Suppliers Group, represents the group on the Ornamental Management Committee, and sits on the Commercial Committee.
Commenting on the appointment Boyd Douglas-Davies, HTA President, said: “We are delighted to announce Brett’s appointment to the HTA Board as Vice-President. Brett has a rather unique position in our industry in that he represents a group of growers. His strong understanding of their needs, as well as the customers they serve, means he has extensive and valuable commercial insight. This along with his consumer background will prove a real asset and addition to the HTA Board.”
Brett Avery comments: “The HTA demonstrated its vital place in the horticultural industry in recent months throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, especially through its successful lobbying for garden centre reopening and achieving a commitment from Government to a recovery and growth strategy for the sector. Communications to members have never been more important, and whilst this is an increasingly strong area for the association, I am honoured to be able to join the team to help steer future growth and development.”