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New recruits strengthen HTA’s Horticultural team


HTA has announced the appointment of two new recruits to strengthen the policy and horticulture teams.


Sally Cullimore joins as Policy Executive and brings many years of experience from the grower sector after completing her studies at Pershore College. Sally has spent time at Ball Colegrave and the Newey Group in sales and marketing roles. She has a strong interest in the political landscape surrounding horticulture and will support the lobbying and policy campaigns that the HTA is involved in.

Sally comments, “I’m very excited to be joining the HTA and helping the horticultural industry understand the key issues and opportunities whilst supporting the HTA with its policy campaigns.”

Alistair Yeomans joins as Horticulture Manager. With a BSc in Horticulture, a qualification in Arboriculture from Harvard, and an MSc in Forestry Alistair brings wide experience in ornamental and amenity horticulture including farm management in Portugal, ornamental production in the UK and research work in connection with the University of Oxford. Alistair brings enthusiasm and knowledge of plant health, biosecurity, nursery operations and tree and forestry management and will be the HTA’s key contact for grower members, specialist grower committees along with BOPP and the Growing Media Association.

Alistair comments, “I am really looking forward to joining the HTA team and working with members to address industry challenges and promote the many benefits of the horticulture sector to wider society.”

Sally and Alistair will both be available to meet members at the HTA National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show which takes place on 19 and 20 June 2018 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

HTA President Adam Taylor adds, “We are delighted to welcome Sally and Alistair to the HTA team. Their appointments will help to strengthen both our lobbying and grower focused activity – helping to support the industry and ensure that the sector’s interests are well represented in the political arena.”

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