Trade support for Perennial grows ahead of winter services crunch
Horticulture trade charity Perennial enjoyed a successful two days at IOG SALTEX 2015 this week (4 – 5 November 2015) with four new Perennial Partners confirmed at the show. CED Natural Stone has signed as a Platinum Partner and confirmed its sponsorship of the Party for Perennial trade networking event on 15 January 2016. Turf maintenance specialist Rigby Taylor, headline sponsors of the IOG Awards on 5 November, has also signed as a Platinum Partner while green surface cleaning company, EcoCleanTech Ltd, and Jonathan Ward of Ginger Horticulture photography services are also pleased to join the scheme.
Laura Garnett, Development Manager at Perennial, was at the show to meet supporters and introduce delegates to the charitable services Perennial provides all horticulturists. She says,
“It was wonderful to meet so many new professionals at the show who were interested in both supporting Perennial and in the services we provide. Many recognised the pressures facing those who work in the industry, particularly as we enter the harsh winter months, and we’re thrilled to announce some new high profile Perennial Partners who will help us spread the word about the importance of supporting colleagues and friends when times get tough.”
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of joining the Perennial Partnership scheme, contact Laura Garnett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate O’Shea (email@example.com) at Perennial.
You can support Perennial this Christmas by purchasing cards and gifts from the charity’s online shop. Items include a selection of ‘Gifts that Transform Lives’ that will immediately help those in most need of support. They include buying a child a Christmas present, purchasing a ‘keep warm pack’ and making a donation to cover a month’s fuel costs for a family in crisis.
Main image from left: Platinum Perennial Partner certificate on CED Natural Stone stand at SALTEX; Kevin Taylor, Sales Development Manager and Gary Ewing, Divisional Director at CED Natural Stone; Laura Garnett, Development Manager at Perennial presents representatives from Rigby Taylor, including Executive Chairman Chris Clark (far right) and Alistair Hayes (centre) with their Platinum Perennial Partner certificate at SALTEX 2015. Photo credit: Jonathan Ward, Ginger Horticulture
Second image from left: Rigby Taylor receiving their certificate; Jason Smith of EcoCleanTech Ltd; Jonathan Ward of Ginger Horticulture
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NOTES FOR EDITORS:
Perennial offers free, confidential advice and support to everyone working in or retired from horticulture and their families, including gardeners, landscapers, nursery and garden centre staff, parks and grounds care staff and tree surgeons. People turn to Perennial for financial and emotional help in times of need because of disability, sickness, poverty, financial hardship and old age – although increasingly younger people are seeking their assistance. Many individuals describe the services Perennial offers as a ‘lifeline’. The work of Perennial depends entirely on voluntary donations from the horticultural industry and the garden-loving public.