HTA appoints Director of Policy and Communications

The HTA has appointed James Clark as Director of Policy and Communications.
James, who joins the HTA in June, has held a number of public affairs roles – most recently as UK public affairs and advocacy lead at pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Prior to that he was senior manager – public affairs GB at Coca-Cola European Partners for seven years where his role included working on packaging and recycling policy and stakeholder engagement. Prior to that he was public affairs manager at Sainsbury’s, public affairs officer at the British Dental Association and worked as a researcher for Tim Loughton MP.

Read more: HTA appoints Director of Policy and Communications

New Designs

Talbot Fashions has added even more striking new designs to the branded and gift boxed Tide Jewellery collection. The red heart Paua shell range, which includes necklaces, earrings, a locket, bracelet and pill box, is proving to be a great hit with their retailers. Minimum order is just £25.00 ex VAT. The new catalogue includes the entire Tide Jewellery and Wish collections.


Final reminder – Entry to GIMA Awards 2019 to close soon. Don’t miss out!

Suppliers wanting to gain unrivalled market-wide recognition for their latest product innovation, marketing support or overall business acumen will want to take centre stage at the forthcoming GIMA Awards (4th July, Celtic Manor). However, time is running out, as the deadline for entering the 39th annual GIMA Awards – Friday May 17th - is now just days away.  
Recognising excellence and innovation the GIMA Awards have grown into the largest industry gathering, welcoming both retailers and suppliers from the UK garden retail sector. This year the event will be no different, with nine dedicated product awards, three awards celebrating the best marketing campaigns, plus the Special Achievement, Supplier of the Year, and Export Achievement awards. The overall product winner award – the Sword of Excellence – awarded to Neudorff in 2018, completes the awards roster.   

Read more: Final reminder – Entry to GIMA Awards 2019 to close soon. Don’t miss out!

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