Shrewsbury Flower Show
The Shrewsbury Flower Show was held earlier this month, attracting not only around
50,000 visitors but also hundreds of businesses from across the Marches. I attended the
event as a guest of Gharry Eccles, chief executive of Müller Dairy, the main sponsor of the
The fantastic organisation of this event is a testament to Brian Goodwin, chairman of the
Shropshire Horticultural Society, Show Secretary Peter Road-Night and his excellent team.
Their dedication ensures that each year the flower show is a flagship event in Shropshire, bringing tourism and business together. The support of the sponsors, including Müller
Dairy, again provides support to put Shropshire and the Marches on the map. This is the
oldest horticultural show in the county, celebrating its 125 years next year. It provides a
great opportunity for our local companies to feature their new products and services and
demonstrate why the Marches has a great deal to celebrate in business innovation.
Jacqueline Williams of McEwans Innovations Ltd, a fantastic Telford based company, was
exhibiting her Baskit Geni’, a hang basket anti-theft product which earned the company the
Best New Innovative Company Award at this year’s Pride of Shropshire 2011 Awards.
DR GEOFFREY DAVIES OBE