The HORTCOM blog supports Edward’s professional activities for which he seeks new clients. These are summarized as follows:

Consultancy for new commercial trials in biological and sustainable production in all segments of agriculture, with plant available, bioactive silicon amendments. See Silicon theme.

Obtain investment – essentially from the fashion and interior decoration industries in Italy – with which to realize a joint project based on his NARTURA project, aimed at promoting the message of plant biodiversity and ecology in new areas of manufacturing. See theme: Biodiversity-total marketing.

Investment from a publisher/publishing house to realize:

  1. Completely new and overhauled edition of his book ‘WILD FLOWERS, La Cultura della Biodiversità’, to be written in the English language. This will be an important work, embracing botany, natural history, art and philosophy. See Books for Sale theme.
  2. Translation and printing of a Spanish and Italian edition of his book ‘SILICON SOLUTIONS’, now available only in English. There is a decided need for growers, agronomists and teachers to understand the importance of the use of plant available, bioactive silicon in all segments of agriculture. See Books for Sale theme.

Online commissions in the field of writing (reports and studies), educational services and editing the English in technical and scientific manuscripts.

English language coaching for professionals in Italy (Bergamo-Milan area). Ideal for people who need to make presentations and participate in conferences and meetings.

Obtain more good links and traffic for his HORTCOM Blog with which to generate sale and promotion of products presented in the Blog’s selected themes. Follow Edward on Linkedin.

Edward Bent has an Honours Degree in Botany, Diploma of Education, QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) from teaching experience in the UK and a Celta certificate to teach English to adult speakers of other languages, over 25 years of experience in ornamental horticulture at an international level.


Technical and marketing support services involving various activities, including: inward/outward missions, study tours, feasibility studies, information gathering, professional exchange and business development, mainly between Italy, China and the UK, writing, translation and commissioned studies.

VIVAI NORD (1987 – 1997)

Management and collaboration for the introduction, adaptation, marketing and sale of new varieties of nursery-stock plants. ‘Ballerina®’ apple trees, Azaleas cv. ‘North Tisbury’, Hebe ‘Rosie and others.

MIFLOR – Fiera Milano (1987 – 1999) Publifiere, now Segreteria Operativa of the PhotoShow exhibition:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAResponsible to the organizers Publifiere Srl for creating and managing new foreign iniziatives including inward/outward trade missions, inviting foreign exhibitors and delegates. Organized conferences and special exhibition areas for novelty products and service companies.

FLORANOVA LTD (1977 – 1985)

One of the founder directors of this UK independent plant breeding company. Also managed a subsidiary business to generate profits from the distribution of pot plants in East Anglia, later sold to the company BASS Plc.

Language: Mother tongue: English, very good understanding of Italian; Computer skills: limited to Microsoft Office and Internet; Social skills: Self-motivated, practical and creative. A summary of my Curriculum Vitae can be supplied in reply to a formal request. See: Functional Résumé (pdf)


Riassunto in italiano

I titoli del Dott. Edward Bent includono: Laurea (Hons) in Botanica, Diploma di Istruzione, QTS (Status di Insegnante di Ruolo) da precedenti esperienze d’insegnamento nel Regno Unito, il  certificato Celta per insegnare l’inglese come lingua straniera agli adulti e l’ampia esperienza nell’ortofloricoltura professionale a livello internazionale di oltre 25 anni.

HORTCOM (1987 – oggi)

Servizi tecnici e di marketing che coinvolgono diverse attività, tra cui: missioni  all’estero, viaggi di studio, studi di fattibilità, raccolta di informazioni, scambio professionale e sviluppo del business, principalmente tra Italia, Cina e Regno Unito, stesura, traduzioni e studi commissionati.

VIVAI NORD (1987 – 1997)

Gestione e collaborazione per l’introduzione, l’adattamento, la commercializzazione e la vendita di nuove varietà di piante vivaistiche p.e. imeli ‘Ballerina®’, le azalee ‘Nord Tisbury’, Hebe ‘Rosie e altri.

MIFLOR – Fiera Milano (1987 – 1999) Publifiere, Segreteria Operativa, ora:

Responsabile per la creazione e la gestione di nuove iniziative estere. Supervisionatore di vari progetti sponsorizzati dall’UE che coinvolgevano molti espositori stranieri e delegati. Organizzazione di conferenze internazionali e aree espositive speciali per le novità e per le società di servizi.

FLORANOVA LTD (1977 – 1985)

Uno dei direttori fondatori di questa società indipendente che si occupava dell’ibridazione di nuove varietà di piante. Ha gestito anche una business filiale per generare profitti dalla distribuzione di piante nell’area East Anglia, successivamente venduta alla società BASS PLC.

Lingua madre: inglese; conoscenza molto buona della lingua italiana; Conoscenze informatiche: limitate a Microsoft Office e Internet, competenze sociali: auto-motivato, pratico e creativo. Una sintesi del mio curriculum vitae può essere fornita in risposta a richieste formali. Vedere: Functional Résumé (pdf)


Edward Bent ©2012 | HORTCOM


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