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21 March 2016, Housebuilding boosts local economies, TGA members told

Investment is housebuilding gives a good return to the local economy, housebuilding expert tells turf growers.
 
Delegates at the recent TGA Spring meeting were told by Paul Bogle, Head of Policy and Research, at the National Federation of Housebuilders that for every pound spent on housebuilding £2.34 goes back into the local economy.
 
In a keynote speech to the meeting he went on to say that small developments in urban areas were making a significant contribution to the target of getting more new homes built in the UK.  The industry also provided business to many other associated trades and suppliers, including large quantities of turf to projects.
 
Social media guru Alex Wright of Knapton Wright gave delegates food for thought with advice on how to tailor their marketing to the digital age. Using his experience of marketing, and also working at Facebook in London, he went through the traditional approach to marketing and compared it to how companies should approach marketing with social media.
 
The event, which was sponsored by Scott Pallets, a division of industrial supplies business Scott Group, also included presentations on transport and logistics, pallet usage, recovery and reuse..  The meeting was concluded with lunch and a tour of HLC Wood Products Ltd, the local pallet production facility recently acquired by Scott Group
 
New TGA Chairman Willie Baird of Turffit said “The TGA conferences are now known for providing excellent speakers on very relevant subjects.  This one is no exception. Delegates have now got an insight into the housebuilding industry, social media, transport and pallet pooling in a single three hour session. We also learnt a lot about the pallet production with the tour around the impressive HLC site.”