Autumn Workshops

Booking now open for the 2018 Autumn Workshops.

Thanks to your feedback we have built on our popular visual merchadisng course to introduce some new courses targeting specific areas of visual merchandising within a garden centre, including Christmas gifting. These course are designed for those who want to take their Visual Merchandising to the next level and already have some experience of vm techniques. We are also introducing a cultivating sales workshop, enabling your staff to excel by implementing sales & customer service techniques, during the busy festive season.

 

Date workshop venue postcode member Price*
05/09/18 CS St Peters Garden Centre WR5 2NY £125
06/09/18 CS Mackenzie & Cruickshank IV36 2GW £125
18/09/18 CS Coolings Nursery TN14 7NN £125
19/09/18 VM-G Coolings Nursery TN14 7NN £145
25/09/18 VM-X Torwood FK5 4EG £145
26/09/18 VM-X Barton Grange PR3 0BT £145
27/09/18 VM-G St Peters Garden Centre WR5 2NY £145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Workshops are open to non-members at the rate of £250 for CS workshops or £290 for VM workshops.

 

To book workshop places, please fill in the form below:

 

Visual merchandising (VM-X): 'Christmas'

1 Day Workshop 9:30– 16:00 

This is an advanced visual merchandising course aimed at teaching the delegates the principles used in high-end retail Christmas merchandising to get the most from your christmas decoration and plant displays. They will be out on the shop floor, learning techniques to build eye-catching and shoppable displays that they will be able to bring back and re-create in store. Effective visual merchandising will enable your customers to easily interact with your inspirational displays, providing a memorable christmas shopping experience for all.   

This course is designed to help your staff recognise good and bad practices, and create effective displays. They will learn simple yet key skills, including the correct way to use colour, and how to guide the customer’s eye to where you want it. 

*If you would like to attend this visual merchadising course, but do not already have experience of vm, we suggest completing the visual merchandising e-learning course to familiarise yourself with the basic principles. Click here to go to the course page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual merchandising (VM-G): 'A gift for everyone'

1 Day Workshop 9:30– 16:00 

This is an advanced visual merchandising course aimed at the gifting side of Christmas, and designed for those who have attended the Visual Merchandising training. Delegates will learn more advanced techniques to create displays and use seasonal products in the most productive way. As well as having an in depth understanding of how to create excellent customer flow throughout their centre. Ideal for those who want to champion Visual Merchandising within their business.

 

*If you would like to attend this visual merchadising course, but do not already have experience of vm, we suggest completing the visual merchandising e-learning course to familiarise yourself with the basic principles. Click here to go to the course page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultivating sales (CS)

1 Day Workshop 9:30– 16:00 

This is a course that combines the Selling More principles and Customer Service.

Allowing the delegates to develop skills in basic sales and closure techniques whilst incorporating the fundamental customer service skills needed to sell throughout the busiest shopping seasons.

It is aimed at staff productivity and customer experience ahead of the holiday season.