British Growers is pleased to announce that the British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) has chosen British Growers to take over their administration and official office. They will be joining 13 other specialist crops associations which make up the British Growers membership.
The British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) was founded to promote the interests of the UK bedding plant industry. Its membership is drawn from growers and the allied trade within this specialist and growing sector of horticulture.
Coral Clark, Crop Association Executive, commented "We are absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with BPOA. The British Growers' mission is to support growers, to do what they do best, by providing shared administrative and accountancy provisions. Our unique shared services model will allow BPOA to access the skills they need to function effectively, whilst they retain their own strong identity.”
The Association’s primary aim is to support the needs of growers particularly in R & D, marketing, and wider sector representation. By helping the bedding plant and pot plant, cut flower, and other ornamental plant growers to work together, the Association aims to achieve common goals enabling all growers to move forward in an ever-changing marketplace.
Please visit homegrownplants.org.uk to find out more about BPOA.
James Alcaraz, Chairman of the Association said "BPOA works to support growers through its technical committee activity, the promotion of ‘Home Grown’ and other marketing initiatives which support members’ plant sales and to give a voice to the membership on political issues."
James went on to say that he is delighted to be working with Coral and all the team at British Growers. Adding that "the Association would like to take this opportunity to thank Simon Davenport for his long-standing service to the Association as the Executive Officer and the British protected ornamentals industry."