Industry outsider joins Notcutts as new chief executive

Nick Burrows is to be the new Notcutts chief executive from September. Recently he has been the executive chairman at both the First Sports Group and The Thames Club. Read more

Nick Burrows

UK trees and hedging specialist promotes Nick Hopper to Business Manager

Lincolnshire-based British Hardwood Tree Nursery Limited has promoted Nick Hopper to Business Manager to develop the operational side of the business as well as continuing to streamline and strengthen their procurement and sales capabilities. Read more

Nick Hopper

New President for AEA

James Woolway was elected President of the Agricultural Engineers Association at its recent Annual General Meeting. Read more

James Woolway

New managerial team appointed at Haskins West End Garden Centre

The 140 full and part time staff at the Haskins West End Garden Centre near Eastleigh have a new management team. Read more

Peter Callaway (centre) with Marianne Peet and Ben Harrison.

Smart 2014 Sales Team Winners Announced

Smart Garden Products are pleased to announce that the winning Sales Team for 2014 is Workforce Agencies Ltd for its fantastic achievement in the North West territory, headed by Sam Thornley. Read more

Winning Sales Team for 2014 is Workforce Agencies

Nigel Thompson is to join MorePeople

Nigel Thompson, former marketing director at The Stewart Company, is to join MorePeople as an associate director.  Read more

Nigel Thompson

Sara Murray appointed as Trans-Continental Group’s Buying Director

Trans-Continental Group has announced that Sara Murray has been appointed to the position of Buying Director. Read more

Sara Murray

4 Seasons Outdoor UK recruits Andrew Overton

Andrew Overton joins 4 Seasons Outdoor UK Ltd Read more

Homebase names Tesco director as new MD

The new Homebase MD is to be Echo Lu, a director at Tesco and formerly COO of Tesco China. Read more

Echo Lu

GCA reveals its new area chairmen

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has this month (March, 2015) revealed its new area chairmen who will represent member garden centres in each region. Read more

James Ducker, chairman for North East

Allensmore nurseries new sales team

Allensmore Nurseries Limited are pleased to announce that Gareth Powell has joined the company. Read more

Hannah Groome & Gareth Powell

Gardman CEO returns to drinks industry (Updated)

Stewart Hainsworth is leaving Gardman to return to the drinks industry where he spent most of his earlier career. Read more

Stuart Hainsworth

Jason Batley joins Glencrest Seatex as sales manager

Jason joins Glencrest Seatex as national sales manager taking over from Stephen Potter who has been appointed sales director. Jason is an important part of the expansion at Glencrest Seatex and Katie Blake. Read more

Jason Batley joins Glencrest Seatex as sales manager

New marketing manager at The Tildenet Group

The Tildenet Group appoints new marketing manager. Read more

Angus Lewis has joined the Bristol based Tildenet Group as marketing manager

Steven is appointed sales director

Steve Potter has been Glencrest sales manager for some time now and the company is please to appoint him to the board of directors. Read more

Steven Potter

Malcolm Scott Consultants welcomes a new member to their team

Malcolm Scott Consultants are pleased to announce that Faisal Ishaq has joined Malcolm Scott Consultants as a new Town Planner. Read more

Faisal Ishaq has joined Malcolm Scott Consultants as a new Town Planner

Sinclair FD steps down

Peter Williams steps down after 10 years as finance director at William Sinclair.  The company has appointed turnaround specialist, Sheryl Tye, as interim CFO. Read more

Peter Williams

Paul Broadhurst to Host the GIMA Charity Golf Day

This year’s GIMA Charity Golf Day will be hosted by leading UK golfer, Paul Broadhurst who will join the players on the course and host the prize giving and auction in the evening. Read more

Leading UK golfer, Paul Broadhurst.

Global consumer goods company Fiskars appoints Karl Millergill as UK Sales Director

Fiskars has announced the appointment of Karl Millergill as Sales Director for its UK business. Read more

Karl Millergill, Sales Director for UK business

Charles Campion & Sarah Dunning to speak at the HTA Catering Conference and Dinner 9 - 10 June 2015

Charles Campion, food critic and MasterChef judge, has been announced as the Keynote Speaker on day one of the HTA Catering Conference 2015, which takes place on 9 and 10 June 2015 at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Read more

Charles Campion

Closer links are vital says new GIMA president

Colin Wetherley Mein, new president of GIMA, hopes to add services such as a buying group and barometer of trade for GIMA members. He also wants to continue building links with the rest of the industry. Read more

Colin Wetherley Mein, new president of GIMA

Blue Diamond's Richard Hemans is appointed Chartered Director

Richard Hemans, Group Finance Director of Blue Diamond Garden Centre Group, has successfully gained admission as a Chartered Director, the Institute of Director’s prestigious and practical qualification for company directors and board members, following a rigorous process that has taken over two years. Read more

Richard Hemans, Group Finance Director of Blue Diamond Garden Centre Group

AIPH appoints new Vice President and Marketing Committee Chair

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has appointed a new Vice President as well as a Chair of the AIPH Marketing Committee. Read more

Prof. Zhang Qixiang

Dave William Stafford Rest In Peace

Dave Stafford passed away peacefully on the 26th March 2015 at the age of 71, with his family by his side.  Dave fought a brave fight against kidney cancer over the last 15 months, yet his death was mercifully quick. Read more

Adrian promoted to Garden Design & Domestic Landscape Sales Manager

Adrian Hoare from Dilwyn in Herefordshire has this month (March, 2015) been promoted to Garden Design & Domestic Landscape Sales Manager at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford. Read more

Adrian Hoare

Mr Fothergill's Jon-Paul Schofield a salesman for all seasons

Mr Fothergill's Seeds has appointed Jon-Paul Schofield as salesman for its territory comprising a corridor either side of the A1 from Lincolnshire in the north to London in the south. Read more

Jon-Paul Schofield

Rebecca Spreckley joins Town & Country

Town & Country has appointed Rebecca Spreckley to the position of National Account Manager. Read more

Rebecca Spreckley, National Account Manager

Forthcoming Great Yorkshire Show leader announced

The man who will lead the Great Yorkshire Show and Countryside Live into the next decade has been announced. Charles Mills, who farms near York, will succeed Bill Cowling as Honorary Show Director, at the close of this year’s Great Yorkshire on Thursday 16 July. Read more

Charles Mills (left) and Bill Cowling at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Adam Frost joins HTA Board

Landscape and Garden Designer, Adam Frost has joined the HTA Board as a Director. Read more

Landscape and Garden Designer, Adam Frost has joined the HTA Board as a Director

New chair elected for Growing Media Association

Steve Harper (Sales Director of Gardman and previously of Bord na Mona, Vital Earth and William Sinclair Horticulture) has been elected as the first Independent Chair of the GMA. Read more

Steve Harper elected as the first Independent Chair of the GMA.

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