Seventh generation Durston joins family business

Katie, the daughter of company director Dan, announced last year she would like to join the family business in the autumn. She will obtain job experience at Durstons whilst working towards a recognised national qualification. Read more - open to all

Green-tech raises the bar by offering Degree Apprenticeships

Green-tech is providing its employees with the opportunity to study for a higher education qualification whilst continuing to work, by offering Degree Apprenticeships. Read more - open to all

L-R: George Shepherd, Kate Farrer, Rachel Kay, Sarah Whitley.

New appointment at Wildlife World

Wildlife World, designer and manufacturer of wildlife habitats and feeders, have appointed Graham Robinson to their management team, to lead their operations and procurement function. Read more - open to all

Graham Robinson

Crazy challenges for Garden Re-Leaf Day

Back the Greenfingers fundraisers who will be walking, running, skipping, cycling, quizzing, abstaining, shaving their heads, mowing, planting and donating on Garden Re-leaf day this Friday 19th March. Read more - open to all

The head shavers - Sue Allen and Tammy Woodhouse

HTA announce appointment of new gifting director

The HTA has signalled its commitment to developing and improving the gifting side of its offer with the appointment to the new position of Director of Gifting Sales and Marketing.  Read more - open to all

Jon Dixon

White Stores excited by new managing director’s strategy

White Stores’ personnel push has recently seen the business acquire new staff in all areas of the business, including new Managing Director, Tom Roffey. Tom Roffey has been with the firm for a few months now and White Stores is already seeing exciting changes. Read more - open to all

Tom Roffey

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

Kelvin Kennedy

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - members only

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

Emma Johnson

Nicholas Marshall looks set to return

Nicholas Marshall, now chief executive of the Country House Group, looks set to return to garden retailing if, as expected, a lease is signed to take over the plant centre at Lavershot Barns. Read more - members only

Nicholas Marshall

Eddie Topping retires after career spanning 7 decades

After 65 years at the helm of one of Lancashire’s most successful family businesses, Eddie Topping has stepped down as Chairman of The Barton Grange Group. Read more - open to all

Nova Outdoor Living focus on customer service with new hires

Nova Outdoor Living has recently revealed its new focus on customer service with the addition of several new admin members joining the Nova team. Read more - open to all

Nicol Burchell

Squire’s employee awarded for going the extra mile!

Each year Squire’s Garden Centres gives a ‘Made A Difference’ award to one of their employees who has gone over and above the call of duty. Read more - open to all

Martin Breddy & Stuart Sullivan

SBM Life Science appoints new head of sales for the UK/I

SBM Life Science Ltd are delighted to announce the recent promotion of Scott Williams to Head of Sales for the UK and Ireland. Read more - open to all

Sarah Morgan Awarded Fellowship of the Society of Garden Designers

The Society of Garden Designers announced today that garden designer and former Chair of the SGD Sarah Morgan, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Society in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the profession. Read more - open to all

Sarah Morgan FSGD

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

Peter Seabrook in the Sun on Sunday

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - members only

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 - members only

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

Elliot May new Char-Broil National Accounts Manager

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