Wednesday 27 April 2016

Crop job

H's pic cropped by G
 Grenville Allen

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Monday 25 April 2016

Sunday Farmers' Market on the Vine Gardens

'Afternoon Bonnie

If you click here you'll see some of the feedback we received.  Worked well for us. Thanks Bonnie.

Fortunately for us neither stall 29 nor 30 turned up so we were facing the bridge, which is ideal for avoiding too much direct sunlight on my pics.  So please, please, please put us in either pitch 29 or 30 next time.  Our stall would give an eye-catching splash of colour to the entrance of the market too, drawing the punters in.  (Poppies and chickens are always a big draw!)

We're available May, July and September.  So please put us down for those months.

All the best


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Wednesday 20 April 2016

BBC Gardeners' World Live Show

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From: Grenville Allen <>
Date: Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: BBC Gardeners' World Live Show
To: Roxanne Jelley <>

Ta for your reply, Roxanne.  And thanks for your compliment.  

When I spoke to your company (admittedly a few years ago) a chap called David said he could get the price down for us to 1200.  Think either my wife balked at this figure or some other event clashed with yours.  Either way we didn't pursue it.

Now sadly your cost is way beyond the figure of 700 I was hoping to pay.  We live a long way away so travelling and B&B costs would all have to be accounted for too.

Anyway, thanks for your time and good luck with your inestimable show.

All the best


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On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 5:07 PM, Roxanne Jelley <> wrote:
Hi Grenville,
Great to hear of your interest in the BBC Gardeners' World Live Show! As discussed please find attached some further information regarding this years' show below and also attached is our media pack.

BBC Gardeners' World Live, 16 – 19 June 2016, NEC Birmingham

BBC Gardeners' World Live is one of the UK's largest flower shows running for 25 years and attracting a unique audience that you will not find at any other event. The show benefits from being part of the successful Gardeners' World brand family which includes the BBC TV programme, the magazine and of course, the Show! BBC Gardeners' World Live also gains from the BBC Good Food Show Summer sitting alongside it as part of one amazing ticket price. We deliver a mix of gardening celebrities & experts, chefs, more than 30 gardens, over 100 of the most outstanding plant nurseries in the UK within the largest Floral Marquee at any flower Show, along with over 400 fantastic exhibitors.
·         90,000 visitors expected in 2016
·         55% of visitors do not attend any other gardening or flower shows
·         £198 average spend per visitor
·         Average household income of £55,000
Stand Rates

Shopping Lanes Shell Scheme : £257 per m² + £65 reg fee + VAT
Also attached is the full floor plan for your consideration.
Stands available which I would recommend as great locations for you to look at are:

Stand S60 – 3m x 2m corner stand with two open sides close to the main isle – £1,542 + £65 reg fee + VAT
Stand S74 – 2m x 2.5m corner stand on the main isle with two open sides - £1,927.50 + £65 reg fee + VAT
Stand S54 – 3m x 2m corner stand with two open sides close to the main isle - £1,927.50 + £65 reg fee + VAT

I just had a look on your website, I think at the time our internet must have been down and your paintings look wonderful.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,
Roxanne Jelley
Senior Sales Executive
T:   0203 405 4285
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Tuesday 19 April 2016

Thought this might act as a good testimonial....

From: core fruit products []
Sent: 17 April 2016 20:45
To: events team
Subject: Fw: English Festival
Importance: High

His stuff is excellent – well worth it if you can fit him in.  Please can you send him a form if you think appropriate.

Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2016 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: English Festival

Dear Grenville

I thought I originally contacted you about this, as I went through all the likely people who also attend the Hop Festival, anyway – after my initial work it has now been handed back to the events team and Annette who are organising the actual day.  I will forward a copy of your email to them and ask them to let you have a form asap.

Best wishes