The association works hard in support of this constantly evolving sector. It will seek to improve standards, raise safety, provide regulatory information and encourage research as well as acting as counterpoint to evolving government policies.
The Cannabis Trades Association (CTA) is Europe’s largest trade body representing the interests of the cannabis and hemp industry. As such, it provides a forum for business members working in the same industry.
Buying from a CTA member is becoming even more important. For example, in the absence of a single regulatory code for businesses to adhere to, the CTA operates a code of conduct that the entire membership sign up to annually. This is necessary for introduction to payment providers, insurance brokers and banks.
CRAIG RIDDIFORD • BWR Accounting
Everything we do is to benefit our local businesses and our proactive Board of Hastings business owners contribute to maintaining integrity and relevance in the market.
Board Members are elected once a year and meet regularly to oversee the Hastings City Business Association activity and strategies.
Hastings City Business Association operates in partnership with Hastings City District Council under a Business Improvement District (BID) agreement. Our key focus is to market Hastings CBD and support local businesses through ongoing promotion, workshops, networking and business events.
About Hastings City Business Association
This website, and all our activity, is funded by CBD businesses via their rates. Our aim is to provide a platform to share informative and relevant news, up to date CBD events, member specific business workshops and general guidance on Hastings CBD.
With 20+ years accounting experience, Craig brings a strong financial skill set to the board. Through his position at BWR, Craig is involved in advising clients on governance issues and has been involved in governance reviews both as a trustee and advisor. As a business owner himself and advisor to other business owners in Hastings, he has a good understanding of the issues affecting the stakeholders of Hastings City Business Association being the local businesses. Craig is extremely passionate about Hastings City and want to utilise his skillset to see local businesses thrive.