BPOA helping growers grow.
The BPOA (British Protected Ornamentals Association) is a trade association representing both ornamental growers and the allied trade within the protected ornamentals sector.
BPOA Mission Statement “To ensure that resources are directed towards grower’s needs for R&D, marketing & political representation thereby assisting growers to grow together and raise the profile of their industry”
The BPOA is a specialist group of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and uses the influence and political lobbying strength of the NFU to ensure ornamental plant growers’ interests are represented.
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The Association’s primary aim is to support the needs of growers particularly in R&D, marketing and wider sector representation. By helping the bedding and pot plant, cut-flower and other ornamental plant growers to work together, the Association aims to achieve common goals enabling all growers to move forward in an ever-changing marketplace.
The BPOA jointly funds the Peter Seabrook/ BPOA Bursary, available to students in further education and apprenticeshps.
BPOA works to support growers through its technical committee activity, organising events, study tours and technical workshops.
BPOA seeks to support growers through the promotion of ‘Home Grown’ and other marketing initiatives which support members’ plant sales and to raise the profile of ornamental plants
BPOA works to support growers to improve the culture of individual crops, organising visits and technical workshops. Our poinsettia group is very active