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

Josh Forster is a winner in  ProLandscaper’s 30 under 30

Green-tech has announced that one of their team has been named as a winner in the Pro Landscaper ‘30 under 30’ - The Next Generation Initiative. Read more

Richard Gill congratulates Josh Forster Covid-19 style.

New leadership team at Crocus

A new Leadership Team has been established at Crocus as part of the Company’s 5 year plan.  Mayank Shukla, Caroline Linger and Harsh Shah have become director. Read more

Caroline Linger

Steve Harper joins Southern Trident      

Southern Trident significantly strengthens its senior team with the appointment of Steve Harper as their new CEO. Read more

Azpects creates retail division

Azpects Ltd is pleased to welcome Geoff Seddon and Rebecca Cox to create the company’s retail division. Read more

Geoff Seddon and Rebecca Cox

Paul Sykes departs Apta after a decade of growth

Paul Sykes, Managing Director of Apta, has left the company that he owned prior to November 2019 when it was acquired by Ames.  Read more

Paul Sykes

Stuart Whalley joins Rosebourne

Stuart Whalley has joined Rosebourne from Blue Diamond.  Gill Ormrod former HTA communications manager will also be joining the group next month. Read more

Stuart Whalley and Gill Ormrod

Smart Garden Products keeps on growing!

Despite a challenging few months managing the impact of “Covid”, Smart Garden Products announce two new appointments. Sulie Turner and Leigh Martin have joined as Marketing Executive and Category Manager respectively. Read more

Sulie Turner

Squire’s appoint new Health, Safety & Facilities Manager

Squire’s Garden Centres has appointed Caroline McFarlane as their Group Health, Safety & Facilities Manager. Read more

Caroline McFarlane - Group Health, Safety & Facilities Manager.

Society of Garden Designers announces new chair

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has announced Lynne Marcus MSGD as its new Chair, replacing Sarah Morgan MSGD who steps down from the role after her three-year tenure. Read more

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has announced Lynne Marcus MSGD as its new Chair.

Horticulture students benefit from DCF Scholarships 

Horticulture students have received scholarships from the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) this year, with more to follow. Read more

DCF winners

Ernest Wertheim dies at 100

One of the biggest influences on UK and world garden centre design, Ernest Wertheim has died at the age of 100. Read more

Landmann appoint new key account manager

Landmann have appointed a new Key Account manager to manage the UK sales organisation. John Taylor who was previously a KAM at Fiskars joins Landmann with immediate effect. Read more

Keith Weed appointed as the new RHS President

Keith Weed appointed as the new RHS President seeks to accelerate the positive impact of gardening on our lives, society and the environment. Read more

Keith Weed appointed as the new RHS President.

BBC Essex sacks Ken Crowther

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

Change at the top for Highfield Garden World

Gloucestershire’s leading independent garden centre has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a new board member. Read more

Tim Armstrong

Tong wins Outstanding Employer award

The team at Tong Garden Centre are celebrating after winning the Outstanding Employer award at the 15th annual Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business awards. Read more

Neil Barwise-Carr and the team at Tong

Bjorn Leurs joins Aquaja as its new Production & Process Manager

Aquaja is pleased to announce that as of the 1st of October, Bjorn Leurs has been appointed as its new Production & Process Manager. Read more

Team expansion at Provender Nurseries

Provender Nurseries strengthen their online presence with the newly appointed Online Sales Manager, Lizzy Patterson.  Read more

Lizzy Patterson

Smart  welcomes new National Accounts Manager

Smart Garden Products has expanded its National Account team with the addition of Louise Gibbs. Read more

Louise Gibbs

Darlac appoints business development manager

Darlac, the Cutting Tools Experts, are delighted to announce the arrival of Luke Finnegan as Business Development Manager to help drive the company sales growth. Read more

Luke Finnegan

Blue Diamond reorganises its garden buying team

Blue Diamond has reorganised its category management team for gardening following the departure of 3 buyers, to give it a more commercial focus says Alan Roper. Read more

Expanding Provender Nurseries team roles to encompass biosecurity

Provender Nurseries prides itself on having stringent procedures in place for managing incoming stock and plant health and to reflect this Provender Nurseries are changing their Nursery managers role to encompass biosecurity procedures now in place through the industry. Read more

Stuart Tickner

Broil King UK appoints Martin Carnaby as Country Manager of the UK Division

Broil King UK has appointed Martin Carnaby, formerly of Landman BBQs, as UK Country Manager. Broil King have aggressive expansion plans for the next 3 years and the appointment of Carnaby will support the brand to reach these goals. Read more

Steve Harper leaves The Greener Gardening Company

Steve Harper, sales and marketing director of The Greener Gardening Company (formerly Bord na Mona), left the business last week. Read more

Steve Harper

GIMA hosts Alan Roper interview

Alan Roper doesn’t believe that Covid-19 has uncovered a new class of customer, is optimistic about the first half of 2021 but says anyone feeling bullish for the economy in the next 5 years is misguided. Read more

Alan Roper

Mollie Higginson has joined the HTA Council

Congratulations to Mollie Higginson who has joined the HTA Council as the Representative for the West Midlands region.  Read more

Mollie Higginson

Char-Broil appoints new team to fire up UK business

Char-Broil is delighted to announce that Luke Hopkins, formerly of Landmann BBQ, joins Char-Broil UK as National Sales Manager. Read more

Luke Hopkins National Sales Manager Char-Broil UK August 2020

Brett Avery becomes HTA Vice-President

Brett Avery, managing director of Farplants, is to join the HTA Board as Vice-President. Read more

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