New Perennial Partners celebrated at busy Garden Press Event

Pictured: Sue Brinsden, Development Officer at Perennial, talks to supporters old and new at the Garden Press Event in London on 18 February 2016. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Ward, Ginger Horticulture.

Perennial enjoyed a busy day at the Garden Press Event 2016, held at Barbican Exhibition Centre in London on Thursday 18 February. Hundreds of garden journalists turned out to see the latest news and product releases from companies and organisations across the horticulture industry. The Perennial stand was busy all day with journalists finding out more about the unique charity and how it helps all horticulturists from across the UK.

Copyright: Jonathan Ward, Ginger Horticulture
Pictured: (Left) Anita Bates presents a Perennial Partner certificate to Nina Best, Sales and Marketing Manager from Burgon & Ball (left) and Sheila Hill, UK General Manager at Scotts Miracle Gro (right). Photos courtesy of Jonathan Ward, Ginger Horticulture.

Anita Bates, Director of Marketing & Development at Perennial, and Sue Brinsden, Development Officer, took the opportunity to make contact with companies who support the work of Perennial as well as celebrating new partnerships. Anita presented Perennial Partner certificates to Nina Best, Sales & Marketing Manager at Burgon & Ball and Sheila Hill, UK General Manager at Scotts Miracle Gro. The Perennial Partner scheme generates an essential, regular income for the charity, enabling it to plan its services for the future and commit to recruiting the caseworkers and debt advisers so heavily relied upon by its clients. In return, the scheme offers considerable online and offline promotional benefits throughout the year.

There was also plenty of interest from both the horticulture trade and media at the show in the range of fundraising events Perennial is offering this year. The Go Nuts for Perennial challenge was particularly popular with a number of companies expressing interest in participating in the team event.

Perennial_Greenfingers_©Jonathan_WardAnita Bates also met GIMA President Colin Wetherley-Mein at the Garden Press Event to formalise his nomination of Perennial as one of the charity partners for the GIMA Charity Golf Day on 9 June this year. She is pictured here with Sarah Lioveri, Fundraising & Administration Officer at Greenfingers Charity. More on this news here.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Ward, Ginger Horticulture.


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