Two 6 pack award winners for Bransford Webbs

Amelia Broome, Young Plant Grower, and Billy Wilce, Area Team Leader, both 20, have won the opportunity to attend the IPPS European Regional Annual Conference, after impressing the judging panel with their personal and employer statements. Read more

Amelia and Billy

The HTA names Alex Vick as senior executive director

The HTA has backed its management team by promoting finance director, Alex Vick, to senior executive director in charge of day to day operations and by giving each director greater responsibility. Read more

Alex Vick

Apprentice of the Year 2017

Last week, thirteen students, who are currently part of the Midland Regional Growers Apprenticeship Scheme, visited the Malvern Spring Festival for the schemes Apprentice of the Year Award. Read more

Trans-Continental Group appoint a new sales director

Trans-Continental Group, the leading supplier of Christmas and outdoor leisure products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Gregory to the position of sales director. Read more

Adam Gregory, Sales Director

Mark Wootton to leave Notcutts

Mark Wootton, Commercial Director, will be leaving Notcutts in May to pursue other opportunities. Mark has decided that the time has come for him to seek new challenges. Read more

Sally from Fleuroselect receives her own Pelargonium

Sally van der Horst, Secretary of Fleuroselect, baptised the brand new 'Pelargonium Toscana Sally' at Beach Club O in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. This additional colour in the Toscana series was dedicated to Sally in celebration of her 25 years of service with Fleuroselect Read more

Sally van der Horst, Secretary of Fleuroselect

Callum’s career in horticulture blossoms

Callum Smith from Bristol has recently finished a work placement at one of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford as part of The Prince’s Trust Get into Woodlands programme. Read more

(L-r) Alison Barton, Callum Smith, Ray Jenkins and Suzanne Cross.

Richard Sandbrook joins Katie Blake Garden Furniture

Richard Sandbrook a well known character for over 20 years in the Garden Furniture sector joins Glencrest Seatex and Katie Blake as Product Development Manager. Read more

Richard Sandbrook

New president for AEA

Mark Ormond, Managing Director of SAME Deutz-Fahr UK, takes over the annual presidency of the Agricultural Engineers Association. During his speech at this year’s annual conference, Mark highlighted the importance the AEA will be to its members as we head on our path out of the EU. Read more

AEA President - Mark Ormond

Richard Pitman to host dinner at GIMA charity golf and activity day

Celebrated jump jockey, Richard Pitman, is to host this year's charity golf and activity day dinner at Telford Hotel and Golf Resort on June 8th. Read more

Richard pitman

Haskins Garden Centre celebrates successful staff and makes 33 promotions 

In the last year, Haskins Garden Centre has promoted 33 of its employees working at its centres across Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex. Read more

Staff group photo from success day.

Stuart Staples joins Westland to drive innovation in the lawncare

Stuart Staples has joined Westland as Head of Technical for Lawns, to lead its innovation push. Read more

Stuart Staples

Prestigious RHS Victoria Medal of Honour Awarded to Nick Dunn

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has awarded its highest honour, the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH) to Nick Dunn, Managing Director of Frank P Matthews, for his service to the horticultural industry for over 40 years. Read more

Nick Dunn

Hillier Nurseries restructures wholesale team

Hillier Nurseries announces a new sales team, following a recent restructure, part of an on-going development programme across Hillier Wholesale Nurseries. Read more

Charlotte Hasker

Student wins BPOA - Peter Seabrook Bursary in DCF Scholarship Season

Student, Gabor Lukoviczki, has won a David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Sponsored Scholarship. Gabor, who is studying at Myerscough College in Preston, Lancashire, received the £1,000 British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) - Peter Seabrook Bursary. Read more

Gabor Lukoviczki

Stax bolsters buying team with two new additions

Leading wholesaler and trade supplier, Stax Trade Centres, has added two new members to its purchasing team, further strengthening the department. Read more

Simon Wright and Ian Evans

Green-tech welcomes its first two apprentices

Green-tech launched its Apprenticeship scheme in April with the appointment of two Apprentices. Green-tech operates its Apprentice Scheme through Tyro Training, the commercial training division of Craven College. Read more

Sam Styan and Kate Farrer

Trainees given a helping hand from The Rainy Day Trust

Two management trainees at one of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford have this month each been given a grant from a charity to help with their transport costs. Read more

Chris King and Kyle Ross

Sarah Downing joins Kelkay as head of marketing

Kelkay has announced that the former Gardman marketing director, Sarah Downing, has been appointed as head of marketing, a newly created role. Read more

Sarah Downing

New appointment a step up for Deco-Pak

Deco-Pak has appointed a new national sales and key account manager, with Rod Slater, previously the decorative aggregate specialist’s general manager, becoming company director. Read more

Rod Slater welcomes Bruce Atkinson to the company's base.

Green-tech skill up in their chemical’s department

Green-tech’s Sam Jackson has recently passed his BASIS Nominated Storekeeper Course. Sam has been with the company for five years and is an experienced member of the warehouse and despatch team. Read more

Sam Jackson

New Finance Director at Squire’s Garden Centres

Squire’s Garden Centres have appointed Mark Wilson as their new Finance Director. Mark joins Squire’s with a wealth of experience, having worked for Unilever for nearly 25 years in a variety of Finance, Buying and Corporate Strategy roles, as well as working for 10 years as Finance Director at Vitacress, a family owned supplier of fresh produce to the grocery trade. Read more

Mark Wilson is the new Finance Director at Squire’s Garden Centres.

Plant hunter Ben attends California Spring Trials

A member of staff at one of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford has recently just got back from attending the California Spring Trials in the USA. Ben Gregory, Product Development Manager at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, visited 12 nurseries in the country searching for some unusual plants and building relationships with breeders and growers. Read more

Ben Gregory, Product Development Manager at Wyevale Nurseries

Wyevale appoints a new Retail Operations Director

Wyevale Garden Centres have announced the appointment of a new retail operations director. David Anderson will join the group at the beginning of May. Read more

David Anderson

SGD appoints Chief Operating Officer

The Society of Garden Designers has appointed Craig Moyes as its Chief Operating Officer, effective from 20 April 2017. Read more

Craig Moyes

Luke Murphy appointed as Glee’s new Senior Marketing Executive

A familiar face amongst Glee’s marketing team has reason to celebrate as they become the show’s new permanent Senior Marketing Executive.  Read more

Luke Murphy, Glee Senior Marketing Executive

Vitax appoints new sales manager

Vitax, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of garden and horticultural products, has appointed a new sales manager to help drive future sales and expand into new markets. Read more

L-R: Daniel Wilkinson, MD, Mark Butler, new sales manager & Colin Wetherley-Mein, sales manager.

DCF invests £8,500 in students of horticulture

Eight students studying horticulture have been awarded £8,500 worth of scholarships by the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF). Read more

Notcutts celebrates staff ‘heroes’

Notcutts, the family-owned garden centre business, has hosted an annual conference and awards dinner to recognise team and business achievements as it celebrates its 120th anniversary. Read more

Notcutts Annual Conference and Awards 2017

Two garden centre staff sponsored for IGCA Congress

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust has announced this month (March, 2017) that not one but two candidates this year will go to the International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress. Read more

(Left to right) Liz Dowling, Brand Manager with Tammy Woodhouse, Managing Director of Millbrook Gard

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