Join Boyd Douglas-Davies, Mike Burks, Adam Wigglesworth and Will Blake for the "Open For Business: Lessons Learned from Lockdown and The First Week of Trading" webinar today at 5:00pm.
Brought to you by Glee, part of the Hyve Group, and hosted by GTN's Trevor Pfeiffer we will touch on what they have learned about their own businesses during this period, their hopes for the future, and an honest account of what the first week of trading has really been like.
March 23rd signified the start of an unprecedented stage of retail, and for the last seven weeks garden centre retail has faced truly unique challenges. Despite large discount retailers being able to open, garden centres were classed as non-core retail and forced to shut their doors during what could have been one of the best starts to Spring we have had in recent years.
Join us as we talk to garden centre owners and industry leaders as they recount their experiences and share a few war stories from this period. From having to move online at pace, set up logistic operations, and in some cases pivot their core operations to try to stay open in some way. All of this against a back drop of furloughing staff, revenue declines, and trying to navigate working with their suppliers and growers at times when no one had answers. However, despite this, during a crisis creativity and invention can often present interesting opportunities.
During a crisis, creativity and invention can often present interesting opportunities, and we’ll be touching on what they have learned about their own businesses during this period and an honest account of what the first week of trading has really been like.
Tune in and watch this candid discussion to learn how others have fared during this time, and your chance to get involved and ask any questions you may have that could help you overcome any challenges you are facing right now.
Register today using this link: https://app.livestorm.co/hyve-group/open-for-business-lessons-learned-from-lockdown-and-the-first-week-of-trading and join us on Thursday, 21st May 2020 at 17:00 as we talk to Boyd, Mike, Adam and Will about their experiences and lessons learned from this period.
Tune in and take part with any questions you may have that could help you overcome any challenges you are facing right now.
Host: Trevor Pfeiffer, Director, Garden Trade News
Panel: Boyd J Douglas-Davies, Director, British Garden Centres & President of the HTA
Mike Burks, Managing Director, The Gardens Group & Chairman of the GCA
Adam Wigglesworth, Director, Aylett Nurseries
Will Blake, General Manager, St Peters Garden Centre