On February 12th, Plant Raisers, the UK's foremost plant propagator for the horticultural sector, sent two representatives to Writtle University College (WUC). Operations director Nick Denham and consultant, Derek Hargreaves both studied horticulture at WUC before progressing to successful careers within the sector.
WUC lecturers Anya Perera, Kambiz Baghalian and James Syrett, were delighted to reintroduce Nick and Derek to WUC's sizable campus. Dr Anya Perera said: "Plant Raisers are highly respected within the industry. We're delighted to be working in collaboration with a company known for supplying professional growers throughout the UK and Europe."
WUC is constantly updating and modernising its facilities, so Nick and Derek had the opportunity to view a range of innovations they wouldn't have seen as students, including but not limited to, large research greenhouses and the very popular Lordships Tea Rooms!
The horticulture team was also pleased to reconnect former star student, Derek, with an award he received while studying at Writtle in the 1970s. Derek, who graduated with a distinction, received the trophy in recognition of outstanding work.