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Wayne Hemmingway is keynote speaker at GCA conference

Published: 12 January 2012
Renowned entrepreneur Wayne Hemmingway MBE will be join by fellow speakers Andrew McMillan, Scott Seaborn and Clare Rayner at the Garden Centre Association's annual conference this month.
Mr Hemmingway, who is the former owner of fashion label Red or Dead, will be closing the conference in Oxfordshire by sharing his business experiences with delegates at the event, which runs from January 23 - 25.

GCA chief executive Gillie Westwood said: "We are thrilled Wayne is joining us to speak at our annual conference. As a leading entrepreneur with experience in urban landscaping, retail and marketing, to name a few, I'm sure his talk will be extremely interesting."

At the height of his fame as a fashion designer, Mr Hemmingway sold Red or Dead and set up Hemmingway Design, which specialised in affordable and social housing design. The company also designs fold-up bikes, sheds and digital radios.

Andrew McMillan will be welcomed back to the conference as one of last year's speakers, and will be narrating on the importance of personality in business. He'll be joined by Clare Rayner, the founder and managing director of Retail Acumen, who will discuss how to improve business turnover for little additional cost.

A presentation by Scott Seaborn will also feature during the event. As head of mobile technologies at Ogilvy Group UK, Mr Seaborn will focus on boosting business through mobile advertising and creativity.

Ms Westwood added: 'We are really pleased to have these three great speakers joining us at the conference and hope lots of people will come along to hear their advice."

More than 300 delegates from the nation's leading garden centres, including independent and chains, are expected to attend the conference.

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