New appointments to AMES UK senior leadership team

James Hoad has recently been appointed as Supply Chain Director and Jon Wilson has been promoted to the position of Manufacturing Director, responsible for the development of the Pollington manufacturing facility.  Read more

James Hoad has recently been appointed as Supply Chain Director

Nova Outdoor Living target new market with new agent

Nova Outdoor Living has announced plans to target the interior market with the aid of their new nationwide agent, Kelvin Kennedy. Read more

Kelvin Kennedy

Gardena invests in field sales team to support growing UK sales

As demand for Gardening products continues to grow, GARDENA are strengthening the sales team to support their expanding customer base. Already supported nationally with a team of Sales Agents, the team has expanded to accommodate a second Sales Rep. Read more

Graham Hughes

Adam Wigglesworth awarded the Pearson Memorial medal

The 2020 Pearson Memorial Medal for outstanding service to the garden industry has been awarded at a surprise, socially distanced presentation to Adam Wigglesworth, Director of Aylett Nurseries and former President of the HTA. Read more

Adam Wigglesworth

Bonnett writes open letter to APHA/Defra

Gardening Express boss writes to APHA/Defra re the farce preventing him from sending plants to Northern Ireland and the potential plant health risks. Read more

Chris Bonnett

Mr Fothergill’s forms Greenregis for direct consumer sales

Mr Fothergill’s has combined its direct-to-consumer brands in a new subsidiary, Greenregis Ltd, with Paul Pates becoming MD. Read more

Paul Pates

Greenfingers Charity welcomes Guy Topping as Trustee

Greenfingers Charity is delighted to announce that Guy Topping, Managing Director of The Barton Grange Group has joined the charity’s Board of Trustees. Read more

Guy Topping

Former editor of the Grower, Peter Rogers, has died

Peter Rogers, editor of the horticultural trade magazine the Grower for more than 35 years, died in January. He was 77. Read more

Peter Rogers

Char-Broil fires up UK business with new appointment

Due to the continued growth of the brand in the UK, Char-Broil has appointed Elliot May as its new Key Account Manager. Read more

Elliot May new Char-Broil National Accounts Manager

Tim Jeffries retires from Mr Fothergill's

Tim Jeffries, commercial director of Mr Fothergill’s is leaving at the end of this month. Read more

Tim Jeffries

Tony Robson scoops ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award

It is record breaking time at Garland Products where Tony Robson scooped the ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award for the third time, during a year when the company has already achieved an unprecedented £2 million sales growth. Read more

1.	Tony Robson with the ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award

elho demonstrates continued growth, innovation, and excellent customer support

As a year of unprecedented challenges across all industries draws to a close, elho continues to grow and further its reputation as one of the leading synthetic container suppliers in the UK. Read more

L-r: Molly Cordall, Louise Hoskins, Jonathan Holden, David Nicholson, Chris Buck & Adam Last.

Ames emerges from lockdown with a new CEO and new Board

Paul North became the new MD of Ames in March and set about building a platform to double sales with a new Leadership Board. Read more

Haskins promotes Andrew Harriss to buying director

Andrew Harriss, who has worked at Haskins Garden Centres for over 14 years, will join the Board of Directors as buying director. Read more

Andrew Harriss

Garden Media Guild awards

This year’s horticultural ‘Oscars’, the Garden Media Guild Awards celebrate the nation taking up gardening in 2020. Read more

Jean Vernon - Beth Chatto Environmental Award

White Stores hires new marketing director

White Stores is pleased to announce that they have acquired a new marketing director with the aim of bringing structure and focus to the marketing department. Read more

Scott Tatton-Bennett the new marketing director

The Sun on Sunday now has a gardening column

Peter Seabrook has started a gardening column in the Sun on Sunday.  This is in addition to his Saturday column in the TV magazine. Read more

Peter Seabrook in the Sun on Sunday

James Parr Joins Smart Board

Smart Garden are delighted to announce the promotion of James Parr to their Board as National Accounts Director. Read more

James Parr

Nova Outdoor Living appoints new agent in the South West

Nova Outdoor Living has appointed Spencer Goodall from Totally Sales Agency as our agent for the South West. Read more

GCA names two future Chairmen

GCA has published results of its virtual AGM.  Tammy Woodhouse is confirmed as the next chairman.  Klondyke’s David Yardley joins the executive committee for the first time. Read more

Tammy Woodhouse

Richard Jackson, challenges Britain to get ready, steady, grow!

Richard Jackson, the QVC gardening guru, who also sells his own Flower Power product range, has created the Couch to Five a Day Challenge to encourage more people to grow their own. Read more

Richard Jackson

Azpects Ltd ramps up restructure

Azpects Ltd, creator of EASYJoint, has ramped up its restructuring plans for the year by growing its production team as well as enhancing key support and procurement functions. Read more

Kerri & Dave

Southern Trident’s CEO goes the distance for Perennial

Steve Harper, CEO at Southern Trident Ltd, is once again supporting the charity Perennial. This time Steve aims to walk or run 2,021 kilometres during 2021. His ambition is to raise… yes you’ve guessed it £2,021 for the charity. Read more

Steve Harper

CJ Wildlife have appointed a new head of sales

Leading garden wildlife product specialist, manufacturer and supplier CJ Wildlife have appointed Emma Johnson as the new Head of Sales for B2B in the UK.  Read more

Emma Johnson

Congratulations to Natalie and her Christmas jumpers

Congratulations to Natalie Porter who raised £2500 by publishing photos of herself each day on social media wearing a different Christmas jumper. Read more

Team changes at Hozelock

After over 25 years with Hozelock, Head of UK Sales, Peter Martin is retiring from the leading gardening business. Read more

Peter Martin is retiring

Meet the new Managing Director for AMES UK

AMES UK appointed Paul North to the role of Managing Director for their UK and Ireland business in early 2020, but within 3 weeks of starting his new role, Paul faced the monumental challenges of a global pandemic and a national lockdown.  Read more

Paul North, AMES UK Managing Director

Floramedia staff news

With the recent appointment of Amy Todd Floramedia continues to strengthen its Account Manager team. Read more

JDA join forces with Marissa's Garden & Gift

JDA are once again growing their portfolio of Principals. JDA have been in business now for 10 years, predominately selling / supplying the garden centre industry with giftware, sundries and quirky unique ranges, both classic and contemporary. Read more

BBC Essex sacks Ken Crowther

Award winning gardening broadcaster Ken Crowther has been sacked by BBC Essex managing editor Lou Birt.  Read more

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