HTA | John Stanley Evening Seminars

Become a Game Changer…the Future Garden Centre

In partnership with the HTA, the internationally-respected consultant, John Stanley will be touring the UK this Autumn. John will bring his insight to the UK on “Becoming a Game Changer…the Future Garden Centre” through several evening seminars. John will look at the strategies being introduced by the Game Changers to grow their businesses and identifies some of the winning ideas they are using!

03/10/18 John Stanley Torwood (Scotland) FK5 4EG £55
05/10/18 John Stanley Hillmount (N. Ireland) BT5 7TX £55
09/10/18 John Stanley Ferndale (England, North) S18 3BJ £55
11/10/18 John Stanley Henry Street (England, South) RG2 9JS £55

*These evening seminars are open to non-members at the rate of £75.


The seminars will run from 5 pm until 9 pm, a light supper and refreshments will be served.

Seminar content

  • The traditional garden centre is dying whilst those with vision are growing their sales.
  • What are the “winning ideas” that are being used by the Game Changers?
  • John will look at the strategies being introduced by the Game Changers to grow their businesses.
  • The future is exciting…as long as you change what you are doing

About John Stanley

JOHN StanleyJohn Stanley works with garden centres in 35 countries across the globe. He reads the changes in the marketplace as they are taking place and shares them with his clients. John and his wife Linda are also the owners of the award-winning Chestnut Brae, a sweet chestnut farm in Nannup in Western Australia. John has authored several books on garden centre management and has been a keynote speaker at the leading horticultural conferences around the world.

John’s retail experience covers hands-on retailing in supermarkets, hardware stores, garden centres, farmers markets and drug stores. He has the uncanny ability to assimilate international political, economic and consumer lifestyle trends, translate the macro to create appropriate strategies relevant to the local conditions and culture of his clients. This skill maximises the opportunities for his clients that changing environments present.

To book places on an evening seminar, please click here.