WHAT IS LOFA?
The Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA) is a UK trade association representing the interests of its members who are some of the leading manufacturers and distributors of quality garden furniture and barbecues in the world.
LOFA’s primary aim, as a professional trade association, is to work with its members to develop good working practices, a respect for the environment and to provide consumers with up-to-date information on lifestyle products for the garden.
We organise an annual trade exhibition for our members, SOLEX , where the leading garden leisure products are launched.
LOFA was formed 50 years ago in 1967, and we celebrated that recently !
THE LOFA COUNCIL
LOFA is administered by a democratically elected Council of Full Members.
Mark Osborne, of Outback UK, is the current Chairman and our Vice Chairman is Pravin Patel of Premier Decorations
Our other Council Members include:
Richard Grimmer of LeisureGrow, Mike Brand of Alexander Rose Limited, Paul Facey of Hartman UK, Hannah Brown of Daro Ltd , Martin Carnaby of Landmann Barbecues, Noel Whelan of Culcita Ltd, Tim Pennell of Bramblecrest and Stephen Davies of Southsea Deckchairs.
The Secretary is Phil Gibbs, an ex-Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence Executive Officer with Masters Degrees in Information Systems & Education, who administers the day-to-day running of LOFA.
Our Head Office is in Waterlooville, Hampshire