Andrew replaces Tom Wood who is stepping down as vice chairman but remains a trustee of the fund.
Chair of the HTA Benevolent Fund, Jeffrey Bernhard comments, “I would like to congratulate Andrew and look forward to him bringing a fresh approach and new energy to the role. As this year has demonstrated our industry can be challenging and it is in these times of need that the Fund can really benefit horticulturalists.”
The HTA Benevolent Fund was set up in 1935 to provide monetary assistance to members of the HTA past and present, or their employees, who may be facing financial hardship.
For further information visit www.the-hta.org.uk/charities
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Notes to editors
The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry. It is dedicated to helping develop the industry and its member businesses, including most garden centres and other garden retailers, growers, landscapers, manufacturers and service providers. The HTA was founded in 1899. Its key roles include: provision of advice-based services such as business improvement schemes, briefings and help lines; training, conferences and events for members; market information and research; promotions such as the National Garden Gift Voucher scheme; and working closely with government and the media to influence policy and projects