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 products are launched, and administer an environmental and ethical programme called MADE AWARE which highlights the progressive action our members are taking to reduce their environmental impact and improve the welfare of the people who make their products.
LOFA was formed over 48 years ago in 1967.
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, Borge Leth of Alexander Rose Limited, Paul Facey of Hartman UK, Chris McCormack of Leisure Plan Sales. , Jack Whiteley of Glencrest-Seatex, Steve Millington of Bosmere Products, Stephen Davies of Southse 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