Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

Kate Adie to speak at GCA conference

Published: 9 January 2020 - John King
 

Former BBC chief news correspondent Kate Adie CBE has been announced as a speaker at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in Bristol this month (January 26-29).

Attendees to the conference at Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel will be able to hear from Adie, who now presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4, on Tuesday, January 28.

Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, explained: “We’re absolutely delighted to have confirmed Kate as one of our speakers on the Tuesday afternoon of our conference and are looking forward to hearing all about her impressive career.

“As the BBC’s Chief News Correspondent, Kate covered the Gulf War, the demise of the Soviet Union, the protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and NATO’s campaign in Kosovo.

“She began her career as a technician in radio before being promoted to producer, specialising in arts and farming programmes.

“She then switched to television, directing religious outside broadcasts and sport and reporting for BBC Plymouth. Next came network news, before making her reputation reporting from war zones across the world.”

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(Your email address will not be published)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?

The coronavirus (Covid-19) is affecting everyone and completely changed our way of lives for the foreseeable future. Small business owners and the self-employed have been hit particularly hard financially, with many not being able to work or having to close up completely. DIY Week is keen to learn how you are coping and to share this information with others who may well be in the same boat, so thank you for taking part in this survey.
How has your business been affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic?




Latest reader comments

re: A guide to construction safety for home builders

Daniel Wood
Safety should always be the first priority. If followed properly, these precautions are all we need to tackle all unwanted accidents. I ...

re: Further Homebase closures ahead

Shaun Collorick
Cheltenham homebase has closing down signs outside, but not Gloucester homebase.... Yet!...

re: B&Q sales slide, as Screwfix decision to exit German market costs millions

B&Q bob
No surprises from us on the shopfloor management paralysed by fear of jobs and to weak to take chances so bumble around. Ranges boring, and ...

re: Further Homebase closures ahead

Miss l'a tesha gc Wilson
Please keep me updated regards all Store closures Thank you...

re: Graham Bell to head up B&Q as part of Kingfisher reshuffle

Peter Earl
I HOPE GRAHAM BELL THE NEW CEO OF B&Q GETS TO GRIPS OF THE COMPANY VERY SOON.MY WIFE WENT FROM SHADOXHURST TO GILLINGHAM TO GET SOME ...

Most read stories