Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

New chairman of the GMA revealed

Published: 22 February 2019 - Kiran Grewal

It has been announced that Neil Bragg from Bulrush Horticulture is the new chairman of the Growing Media Association (GMA) with Ben Malin from Godwins taking on the role of vice-chairman. Mr Bragg takes over from outgoing chair Steve Harper from Bord Na Mona, who has held the position for the last four years.

Outgoing chair Steve Harper commented: “It’s been an honour serving as chair of the GMA representing and supporting our green industry. Neil is a fantastic successor to the role with his depth and breadth of knowledge, I offer him and the GMA any support they need as we continue to develop our voice and influence across the industry and at government level. This is an important year for our industry with the impending 2020 peat bans and I will now be focusing on leading the Responsible Sourcing Scheme for Growing Media to become an auditable scheme over the next 12 months."

New chair Neil Bragg added: " Firstly, I would like to thank Steve for being so involved as the Chair during the last 4 years and moving along the work on the Responsible Sourcing Scheme.  As an industry horticulture faces many challenges and it is essential that the GMA, as the industry growing media body, projects the positive moves being made to address the key issues faced by the industry and give whatever support it can to end users in addressing these issues."

The GMA, brings together growing media manufacturers and suppliers from UK and Ireland, and is a forum for looking at the key topics impacting the industry from performance standards and technical updates to monitoring usage and the development of the responsible sourcing scheme.

 

 

Comments


(Your email address will not be published)
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register
Printable View E-mail Bookmark
*

What do you think?


How important is the housewares category to your business?



Latest reader comments

re: Hardware store wins fight against music licence body

Will
I am treasurer or a sports and social club and have a £724 bill from PPLPRS. Part of the bill is for dance clases, but a lot of the cost is ...

re: The man who put the Q in B&Q visits latest store

B&Q bob
The old BQ that he built respected staff loyalty and rewarded those willing to learn extra to be able to advise customers. The new BQ cut ...

re: Builder wins Toolstation's prize draw pick-up

Rob Burns
First time in store Dudley. Steph helped me find what i was looking for, so now will be my first place to use....

re: Homeowners worry over-the-top smart security might attract burglars

AndyH
No Way,I call BS on that one. Burglars have always been detrerred by obvoius expensive alram systems, window marking and security lighting. ...

re: Kingfisher study reveals the home is more important to happiness than our jobs

B&Q bob
Ironic then that kingfisher has altered it's staffs Hours so we get to spend less time with our families in our homes than ever before. ...