HTA Benevolent Fund is pleased to announce a restructure of its Board of Trustees following an Annual General Meeting in July 2014.
Chairing the Board is Andrew Richardson of Johnsons of Whixley, while Dougal Philip of New Hopetoun Gardens steps up as Vice Charirman.
Tim Woodland of Simple Pleasures, a bulb wholesaling company, joins as a new Trustee to sit alongside existing Trustees Robert Hillier of Hillier Nurseries, Tom Wood of Oakover Nurseries, and Eddie Topping of Barton Grange Garden Centre. Jeffery Bernhard of Bernhards Nurseries has now stepped down as a Trustee.
Andrew Richardson, Chairman, said “HTA Benevolent Fund is delighted to welcome Tim Woodland as a new Trustee, and while Jeffrey Bernhard is stepping down we are pleased to say that he will remain a valued associate. With this restructure the charity will continue to be very well placed to support members of the HTA in terms of both the combined industry experience and geographical location of its Trustees”.
The HTA Benevolent Fund was set up by the HTA to care for the welfare of its members past and present. Recent years have seen the support of several members with grants to assist them in difficult circumstances.