The BPOA are delighted to announce that, following a management committee meeting this week, Derek Jarman has been co-opted as a member of the committee and will become chairman designate with his position being confirmed at the AGM in January next year.
Derek has been a Director of Hayloft Plants Ltd since 2007. Hayloft is a multichannel grower and retailer of garden plants.
Simon Crawford has been elected to deputy chair in order to support the current chair, James Alcaraz, who will be standing down at the next AGM. Simon also brings with him a wealth of experience from his time in plant breeding and young plant management as well as his current position as manager of Burpee Europe Ltd.
Welcoming these two officers of the Association, James Alcaraz (chairman) said “We are really excited that we can announce these two additions to our committee at this time when the BPOA is developing its service to the growing membership. I wish Derek and Simon great success working together with the committee and all our members in future.”