Dobbies search for Britain’s ‘Not Your Average Gardener’

Dobbies is on the lookout for Britain’s best gardeners with its Not Your Average Gardener Awards, launching today (Wednesday 3 August). Read more - open to all

Marcus Eyles and Jo Whiley

Two new trustees for the Colegrave Seabrook Foundation

Nicole Higginson, director at New Leaf Plants, and Neville Stein join the board of Trustees of The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation. Read more - open to all

Nicole Higginson

Group Plant Buyer retires from Haskins

Colin Brickell, group plant buyer for Haskins Garden Centres, has retired after 38 years of service for the business. Read more - open to all

Colin Brickell has retired after 38 years of service for Haskins Garden Centres

Rythm Jain becomes new president of BHETA

BHETA’s Annual General Meeting took place on 5th July and saw Rythm Jain, CEO of door and window hardware supplier, Avocet Hardware Group appointed as its new President.  Read more - open to all

Rythm Jain – CEO Avocet Hardware Group – President

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

Will Armitage

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 - members only

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

 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 - open to all

Peter Long - 2019

Hozelock announces new CEO

Hozelock, Britain’s leading watering and plant protection expert, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Davies as CEO.  He had been group sales and marketing director.  Read more - open to all

Simon Davies, new Hozelock CEO

Napoleon announces new president

We are very pleased to announce that Mike Tzimas, CPA, CA will become president, Napoleon. Mike succeeds Ron McArthur, as president who previously announced his intention to retire at the end of 2022. Read more - open to all

Mike Tzimas

New CEO and management for the HTA

The HTA is recruiting a new management team to include a new CEO and 2 new directors to strengthen its capabilities. Read more - members only

Jennifer Pheasey, to become director of public affairs

‘Magnificent seven’ clock up 230+ years of service

Six current and one retired team member from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford have recently been recognised for notching-up more than 30 or 40 years of long service with the company (July 2022). Read more - open to all

Alan Hopkins, Goods Handling Manager with his Silver Medal

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 - members only

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

Felix Schlösser new Head of Marketing Europe

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 - members only

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - members only

Flo Headlam

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