The retirement of Managing Director of Barrus is annnounced

The Board of E P Barrus Ltd is announcing that in December 2023 Managing Director, Mr Robert Muir, will retire from his position after 32 years with the company, including more than 11 as Managing Director. Read more

Robert Muir

Southern Trident appoints new National Account Manager

Southern Trident is delighted to announce the appointment of a new and familiar to many, member of staff who will take on the role of National Account Manager. Read more

Kaz Edwards

Bents creates new job roles to focus on its people

After what have been a challenging couple of years for all, Bents Garden & Home is refocussing its strategy to its colleagues and introducing a number of new positions within the company, designed to make ‘Bents an Exceptional Place to Work’. Read more

Bents HR team

Bents raises a toast to it's 10+ Club members

Bents Garden & Home has this year celebrated its 10+ Club - a club which welcomes colleagues with 10 or more years’ service at the Warrington based garden centre - an event recognising a combined length of service totaling 1196 years. Read more

Will Armitage joins HTA as non-executive director

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Will Armitage as a non-executive director. Read more

Will Armitage

RHS announces 10 new ambassadors

To celebrate the opening of the first May RHS Chelsea Flower Show since 2019 and the millions of people gardening in the UK today the RHS is announcing 10 new ambassadors. Read more

Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur elected GIMA President

GIMA has announced the election of Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur as GIMA President, supported by Kate Ebbens of Capi Europe as Vice President. Read more

Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur is GIMA President

HTA announces the appointment of a new Vice-President

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Alan Down as vice-president. Read more

Alan Down, HTA Vice-President

Marcus Bawdon Masterclass at SOLEX 22

Marcus Bawdon, the barbecue whisperer will be joining the Loving Outdoor Living Zone at SOLEX 22. Read more

Marcus Bawdon, the barbecue whisperer

Arit Anderson has been announced as co-chair of the SGD Symposium

Garden writer and TV presenter Arit Anderson has been announced as co-chair of the SGD Symposium to be held at the new Hilltop Building at RHS Garden, Wisley on 9th & 10th June.  Read more

Garden writer and TV presenter Arit Anderson

Green-tech Specifier team grows with addition of Arboriculturist

Green-tech is pleased to announce that Emily Murray has joined their specification team looking at urban tree planting projects and ensuring that our product range remains at the leading edge of the tree planting arena. Read more

Emily Murray, Mark Wood and Georgia Gilbert.

Dougal Philip to chair Scotland’s Garden Scheme

Scotland’s Garden Scheme, the charity which opens gardens around Scotland to raise funds for other charities, has announced changes to its key personnel. Read more

Dougal Philip

BALI appoints four Equity Ambassadors

BALI has appointed four Equity Ambassadors to support its vision to bring about positive change and improve accessibility for all into the landscape industry. Read more

Flo Headlam

‘The Black Gardener’ joins the National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme welcomes Danny Clarke, garden designer, landscaper, TV presenter and self-confessed ‘friend of the earth’ aka The Black Gardener, as a new Ambassador.  Read more

Danny Clarke, also known as 'The Black Gardener'

Stephen Gough becomes Sales Director at Wildlife World

Wildlife World, Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of wildlife products have appointed Stephen Gough as Sales Director as of 1st April 2022. Read more

Stephen Gough, Sales Director Wildlife World

Dobbies appoints new CFO

Dobbies has appointed Anthony Liam Grace as its new CFO.  An announcement is also expected on the refinancing of Dobbies £225m term loan. Read more

New addition to Trans-Continental Group Team

Trans-Continental Group home of brands including SnowTime & SunTime announce that Ross McFarlane will be their new representative in Scotland with immediate effect. Read more

Ross McFarlane

Garden centre staff selected to attend IGCA Congress in Amsterdam

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust recently selected Laura Matheson from St Peters Garden Centre and Holly Byrne from Millbrook Garden Centre Gravesend to attend this year’s International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress. Read more

Holly Byrne and Mat Hester, Millbrook GC

Felix Schlösser new Head of Marketing Europe for Syngenta Flowers

Good example of Syngenta Flowers' commitment to keep investing in a strong marketing organization on global and regional level. Read more

Felix Schlösser new Head of Marketing Europe

Chelsea tribute to Peter Seabrook

Peter Seabrook’s family and closest friends honoured the industry champion at Chelsea, yesterday, with a display that included his boots, spade and a new sweet pea named after him. Read more

Rachel and Tom Moore, Alison Seabrook Moore and Roger Seabrook

David Colegrave Foundation announce new trustee

Today, 23rd May 2022, on Press Day at Chelsea Flower Show the David Colegrave Foundation are pleased to announce a new Trustee joins the organisation to help it build its future and those of the many horticultural students it supports every year. Read more

Roger Seabrook

Judges panel revealed for the GIMA Awards

Selected from a cross section of the Garden Retail Industry, the panel of 9 judges will be making their decision on the GIMA Awards winners for 2022. Read more

The Agricultural Engineers Association announce scholarship winners!

David and Thomas, Harper Adams University BEng/MEng Agricultural Engineering students, are the latest recipients of the AEA Scholarship. Read more

Gareth Ford, David Goodchild, Tom Edwards and Ruth Bailey

Ann Jennen takes on Secretary General role at Fleuroselect

Fleuroselect is pleased to announce a shift in responsibilities within the organisation. Read more

Further David Colegrave Foundation Scholarships Awards announced

Four further students have been named as recipients of scholarships through the David Colegrave Foundation. These are in addition to the winners of The Blue Diamond Scholarships announced in April, and bring the total of scholarship awards made so far this year to 11 to a value in excess of £25,000. Read more

Jack Hone

Deco-Pak expands team

Deco-Pak – the leading outdoor landscaping supplier – has expanded its team with the introduction of Alice Cockburn. Read more

 Alice Cockburn

Peter Long

It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Long, the founder of Longacres Garden Centre, announce his passing on Friday the 15th of April 2022. Read more

Peter Long - 2019

The AEA appoints new president

The Agricultural Engineers Association are delighted to announce the appointment of David Withers, Managing Director of ISEKI UK & Ireland to serve as President of the AEA. Read more

David Withers

Pit Boss® Grills announces partnership with MotoGP Riders

Pit Boss® Grills is proud to announce a partnership agreement with Moto2 riders Sam Lowes and Marcel Schrötter, as well as retired rider Alex Hofman. Read more

Sam Lowes

STIHL GB remembers Eva Mayr-Stihl

Eva Mayr-Stihl, a businesswoman, philanthropist and dedicated entrepreneur passed away on the 9th April 2022. Mayr-Stihl was instrumental in the success of STIHL. Read more

Eva Mayr-Stihl

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