Six packer awards for two Bransford Webbs apprentices

Emmeline Yourston and Samantha Oleksy, from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, have both been awarded six packer places at this year’s IPPS conference taking place in Guildford, Surrey. Read more - open to all

 Emmeline and Samantha, IPPS 6 packers

Act now: Complete the industry's biggest Wellbeing Survey

Perennial, the charity dedicated to supporting people in horticulture, is calling on everyone in the industry to take part in its largest ever survey. Read more - open to all

Simply Sales boosts AMES Companies coverage in Scotland

As its product portfolio continues to grow, the AMES Companies is also seeing its retailer network expand. One area of significant growth is Scotland, which has prompted the team to appoint the Simply Sales team to support future growth in this area. Read more - open to all

Simply Sales with Patrick Thick from the AMES Companies

Duo rewarded for total of 80 years of service

Two members of the team from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford have been rewarded this month after notching up 80 years of service between them at the UK’s leading commercial grower (June 2024).

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Several team members from Wyevale Nurseries who also received awards for long service.

Ascalon announces appointment of new senior sales manager

Ascalon Design is delighted to announce the appointment of Luke Hopkins as Senior Sales Manager Europe.
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Luke Hopkins, Senior Sales Manager Europe

Gina Hinde promoted to General Manager at LOFA

Gina Hinde steps up to General Manager at LOFA, Gina joined the association in 2019 as the Marketing Manager. Read more - open to all

Gina Hinde, General Manager at LOFA

Allensmore announces the death of Brian Taylor  UPDATED

Brian Taylor, well known and respected Chairman of Allensmore Nurseries died peacefully today, Thursday 30th May 2024.  His funeral will be held on 21st June. Read more - open to all

Brian Taylor, much respected chairman of Allensmore who died on May 30th

Shaw Pye appointed Director of Fullbrook Operations

Fullbrook Nursery is excited to announce the appointment of Shaw Pye as the new Director of Fullbrook Operations, effective immediately. Read more - open to all

YPHA members to hold a Cotswolds regional event at Ball

The Young People in Horticulture Association (YPHA) has arranged for members to visit the Ball® 'Summer Showcase on 26th July.  Read more - open to all

Outdoor gardening is trending

Here are five gardening influencers to have on your radar.  Read more - open to all

Joe Clarke

Meet the 2024 GIMA Awards judges

As the gardening season gets underway in earnest, the team at GIMA are looking ahead to November when the winners of the 2024 GIMA Awards will be announced. But first, the judges need to deliberate. Here, GIMA reveals who will be making the tough decisions this year. Read more - open to all

 GIMA Awards 2024 Judges

Owner of Hillmount Garden Centre collects his BEM

Mr. Robin Mercer, the owner of Hillmount garden centre, has collected the British Empire Medal awarded at the new year for his contributions to business and the economy. Read more - open to all

Robin Mercer, Edith, son Alan and his wife Ciara with Lord Lieutenant Dame Fionnuala Jay-O'Boyle

Green-tech celebrates after winning Employer of the Year

Green-tech, the UK's leading supplier of landscaping and forestry products, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Employer of the Year’ at the ProLandscaper Business Awards 2024.

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 Pro-Landscaper Awards 2024

Dobbies appoints Robert Cook as board advisor

Hospitality professional, Robert Cook, has joined Dobbies Garden Centres as a board advisor to support the strategic development of its restaurant business. Read more - open to all

Robert Cook

The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation Scholarship Winners 

With approaching 100 applications to sift through, choosing the scholarship winners was even more difficult than normal this year. Read more - open to all

Bionema appoints Andrew Turnbull as Biological Technical Specialist

Bionema Group Ltd delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Turnbull as Biological Technical Specialist. Andrew joins the team with an impressive 25 years of experience as a turf professional, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the company.  Read more - open to all

Emma Kelly becomes Commercial Director at Bents.

Bents Garden & Home plans for the future by promoting Emma Kelly to Commercial Director, a position that has been specifically created. Read more - open to all

Emma Kelly, new Commercial Director at Bents

Four new additions to Trans-Continental Group’s sales team

In readiness for the launch of their Spring Summer 2025 Outdoor Living Collections, Trans-Continental Group have announced that they have increased their Sales Team with four new additional team members. Read more - open to all

Alecl Routledge

HTA strengthens its membership engagement team

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has welcomed Jeremy Costello to complete the Membership team as the new Member Engagement Manager for the South East.  Read more - open to all

Jeremy Costello

Nuova Deroma UK Ltd strengthens their team

Nuova Deroma UK welcomes James Mapson in the role of supply chain manager.
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James Mapson

New team for Char-Broil UK

Char-Broil appoints new team to fire up its UK business. Read more - open to all

Ian Clifford joins Char-Broil UK as General Sales Manager, UK & Ireland

GCA launches a hunt for a new inspector

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is launching a search for a new inspector following an announcement earlier in the year that Gordon Emslie tis retiring. Read more - members only

Phil McCann, Alyson Haywood, GCA Chief Executive, Peter Burks, Colin Farquhar and Gordon Emslie.

His Majesty The King announced as Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)

The RHS is honoured and delighted that His Majesty The King will be the next Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society – the UK’s gardening charity dedicated to helping everyone to garden for health, happiness and the environment.

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Final piece in Amenity puzzle for Hillier

New appointment at Hillier Trees, marks the conclusion of a two-and-a-half year focus on developing the company’s industry leading amenity team. Read more - members only

Will Innes-Taylor

GIMA members vote in new President

Kate Ebbens has been voted in as GIMA President for the 2024 and 2025 term.  Craig Hall takes over the Vice President role. Read more - members only

GIMA President Kate Ebbens with past president Jenny Douthwaite

Branded Garden Products Group boosts area sales operation

Branded Garden Products (BGP) is delighted to announce a series of strategic new appointments to its area sales team. The appointments demonstrate the Group’s commitment to growing its market share with key garden centre customers across the UK. Read more - open to all

Simon Hull

Phillip Newton joins Hillier

Congratulate Phillip Newton, who has joined the head office of Hillier Nurseries as gardening buyer.  He has years of industry experience, most recently as gardening buyer for Dobbies. Read more - open to all

Phillip Newton

Plant Healthy appoints new Director

The Trustees of Plant Healthy Limited have announced the appointment of Malcolm Catlin as its new Project Director, effective from 29 April 2024.  Read more - open to all

Malcolm Catlin

MorePeople has launched The MorePeople Podcast

Whether you’re a job seeker or a hiring manager join us as we unlock the secrets to finding the perfect fit. Read more - open to all

Guy Topping represents England at World Curling Championships

Guy Topping, of Barton Grange Garden Centre, and his team are pitted against Belgium, England, Estonia, Latvia, Switzerland and United States in the early rounds of the competition. Read more - open to all

Left to right. Chris Kerr - Guy Topping - Peter Topping - Peter Alexander.

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