About the HTA family
In a nutshell, we're all about supporting UK garden businesses. We're proud to count 1,400 garden retailers, growers, manufacturers and landscapers in our members. Watch the video or read on to find out how we help our members!
Please take a look through our HTA Annual Review 2019 below. This provides an overview of the activities of the association over the part year including key wins in areas such as plant health and recyclable plant pots. It shows the breadth of the activities we do on our members behalf to promote, support and nuture the industry.HTA Annual Review 2019
Run by members for members
Everything we do is for the benefit of our members and the focus of our activities are driven by member feedback. We don't have shareholders, and our only purpose is to support our members. If you're interested in finding out more about us or joining, just click on the headings below.
Our National Garden Gift Voucher scheme is the UK's longest running garden consumer promotion. It drives around 2 million visits into garden centres each year, so if you're a retailer you can't afford not to be part of it. We also help suppliers to garden centres reach their trade customers through a range of trade shows, advertising and sponsorship services.
Learning and developing
Our members get business support like training, elearning, conferences and market research. It’s tailored to small sole traders through to large multinationals alike, and puts the expertise and experience of others in the industry at your fingertips.
Your safety net
We're there for you if things go wrong. Our advice lines are great for legal and HR issues. If you’re a small business, you get cost-saving deals from insurers, card payment processors, and others.
Our industry and what we grow and produce adds to the economy, the environment and our health and welbeing. We're very proud and passionate about that, and we know you are too. We work to make sure that government understands this passion, and shapes its policies accordingly.
Who's who? Meet the leadership teams
The HTA Board is elected annually at the association's Annual General Meeting and is chaired by the HTA President.
The HTA Board directs the affairs of the association and meets regularly with the HTA President and other HTA staff as required during the year.
Members of the Board are elected annually at the association's AGM held each autumn. All full members of the association are invited to attend and vote at the AGM.
For details of current HTA Board members, please see below.
The HTA Council plays an important role in HTA governance. It helps ensure the views of members are heard and reflected in decisions of the Board.
The HTA Council meets three times a year, usually in March, May and in the autumn, and is chaired by the HTA President. Each branch or region of the HTA has a place on the council and regional representatives also act as contact points for members in their area in addition to the HTA Regional Business Managers. For general enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org