A new committee is ready to take Plants@Work forward

on Sunday, 27 June 2021. Posted in News

In a step towards normality, plants@work met last Thursday partly via Zoom and partly in person for their AGM with the main task of electing a new committee.

Madeleine Evans of Indoor Garden Design retired from the role of Chair after being at the helm for three years. Kenneth Freeman, interior landscaping consultant and owner of Purposeful Places, accepted the role of chair going forward.

“Following in Madeleine’s footsteps is going to be a hard act to follow as she has been a brilliant Chair but I am looking forward to the year ahead as our industry gathers pace - hopefully in less stressful conditions than the last year and a half,” commented Kenneth.

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To support Kenneth, Shirley Anne Marshall and Prettpal Somel both of Ambius will share the supporting role of Deputy Chair. Arvin Bhudia of Lechuza steps into the role of membership secretary while Ruscha Mars owner of the Good Plant Company retains her position as Social Secretary. They will be supported by Shirley Smith joint owner of Botanica Nurseries and Emily Vernon from phs Greenleaf. Ambassador Ian Drummond of Indoor Garden Design will remain a supporting committee member.

The year ahead
There is much to look forward to with a new team leading the way, including our Awards’ ceremony in September with pre-event seminars; the publication of the revised book and more celebrations hopefully in person to celebrate plants@work’s 20th year.

As well as continuing with many of our established events, the new committee have already mentioned ways in which they would like to see the organisation develop including reinstating training programmes and researching industry bench marks.