(PRWEB UK) 31 July 2013 -- The year kicked off with Cardiff Flower Show, a new venture for The Garden Furniture Centre. An extra special effort was made for the presentation of the stand with the main focus being on their luxury range of Rattan Garden Furniture.
However, their efforts were rewarded when the RHS Judges awarded them a Trade Stand Award for Outstanding Presentation.
Following that there was the Centenary Year at Chelsea where 120 bottles of Laurent Perrier were opened on the Trade Stand to celebrate the occasion and there was lots of interest from famous people like Deborah Meaden and Antonio Luciano- the Godfather of Italian gastronomy.
Little did the staff at GFC know that the organisers of ITV’s, ‘Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh,’ had taken an interest in the furniture being exhibited on the stand leading to an arrangement to use the Apple Day Bed and an Oak Memorial Bench on a forth coming episode of the programme.
A similar stand was used at the closing show of the season - Tatton Park – and, again, the attention of the RHS was grabbed; this time by the quirky Bruce The Bull Cooler who was photographed in all his glory by the Press Team for inclusion in after-show publicity.
Sales across the three events were healthy as well – Jon Haimes, Managing Director at The Garden Furniture Centre said, ‘We’re never going to achieve record sales in today’s current economic climate but, yes, sales were at the higher end of the spectrum we expected. We all worked really hard both on stand and off stand through on line publicity and this paid off dividends for us. It is a delight to have key products in our range gain the exposure they deserve on television and through well known, vast internet outlets like ITV and The RHS.’
Jon Haimes, The Garden Furniture Centre Ltd, http://www.gardenfurniturecentre.co.uk, 01564 793652, [email protected]