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HTA strengthens its grower representation at Board level

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The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Brian Fraser, General Manager and Director of Oakover Nurseries near Ashford, Kent, to the HTA Board as a non-executive director.

Commenting on the appointment Adam Taylor, HTA President, said: “We are very pleased to announce Brian as our latest recruit to the HTA Board. Brian has represented HTA growers as Chairman of the Tree & Hedging Committee for a number of years and his appointment to the Board recognises his continued support for the HTA. Oakover Nurseries Ltd has had a long association with the HTA with one of its founders, Tom Wood, acting as HTA President in 1988/89. More recently Brian has helped lead the development of the plant health agenda and this appointment considerably strengthens grower representation at Board level.”

Brian Fraser said: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of the HTA and representing the interests of all members. In particular, I look forward to using my knowledge and experience as well as that of my colleagues and peers to provide additional support and advice from a grower’s perspective.”

 

The HTA Board consists of:-

  • Adam Taylor – Taylors Bulbs – President
  • Adam Wigglesworth – Aylett Nurseries – Immediate Past President
  • Alex Vick – HTA Senior Executive and Finance Director
  • Bob Hewitt – Klondyke Garden Centres – non-executive director
  • Matthew Bent – Bents Garden & Home – non-executive director
  • Richard Pyrah – Kelkay – GIMA President – non-executive director
  • Sandy Shepherd – Ball Colegrave – non-executive director
  • Simon Fraser – Ben Reid Garden Centre – non-executive director
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