Liz steps down from GCA’s inspector role

Garden Centre Association (GCA) inspector Liz Hutson is standing down from her role this year – with her final official engagement for the industry body at its annual conference next year (2016). Read more

Liz Hutson

Landscaper order books lengthen

A six month trading statement from Marshalls, the landscape and paving manufacturer, shows an 11% increase in sales and longer order books for installers.

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Meet the team at Malcolm Scott

Meet the team at Malcolm Scotts, Chartered Planning and Development Consultants, who can help on all aspects of planning negotiations and applications. Read more

L-R: Faisal Ishaq, Chris Primett, Malcolm Scott, Tracy Hubbard, Fiona Wiggins, Alex Ginés Heiwegen

Meet the Suttons Seeds team.  And next in line ...

Suttons Seeds have a secret weapon in their team, their man of mystery, Mike Manwaring, has an arsenal of special powers when it comes to data analysis and business intelligence. Read more

Rufus Hound to host GIMA Awards

Renown actor, presenter and comedian, Rufus Hound has been announced as the host of this year’s GIMA Awards. Read more

Rufus Hound has been announced as the host of this year’s GIMA Awards

It’s all grow at Briers with new additions to the team!

Industry update on new colleagues joining the business. Read more

Liam Walsh (Left) & Mike Cook (Right) sharing the (g)love…

Mario and Julie join Mr Fothergill's

Mr Fothergill's Seeds retail sales team has been strengthened by the appointment of Mario Grandilli as export sales manager and Julie Emmett as north-east territory manager. Read more

Julie Emmett, north-east territory manager

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

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

Two new speakers announced for Plant Retailing - Fit for the Future?

Neil Grant, Ferndale Garden Centre and Graham Spencer, Plants for Europe are the latest speakers to join the line-up for Plant Retailing, Fit for the Future, sponsored by XL Horticulture, which takes place during the Ball Colegrave 2015 Summer Showcase 14th July 2015. Read more

Neil Grant

Charles Notcutt a pioneer of garden retail has died

Charles Notcutt has died peacefully at home, aged 81.  He was a pioneer in establishing retail garden centres and the production of container grown plants in the UK.    Read more

Wyevale Nurseries staff receive long service medals

Members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford were recently (June, 2015) presented with medals to honour their long service to the company. Read more

Long service medals, Wyevale Nurseries

Green-tree team expands

The Green-tree team has expanded with the arrival of Anna Wilcox who joins the team as an Operations Assistant. Read more

Anna Wilcox, Operations assistant, Green-tech

Meet The Suttons Seeds Team...

Suttons Seeds has a committed and experienced team behind it, with staff of varied and exceptional talent – who are planting seeds for a  brighter future and Suttons is blossoming! Read more

 Neil Woodrow a Chartered Accountant, has joined as our Commercial Director at Suttons

Haskins appoints new board members

With further expansion in its sights, Haskins Garden Centres Ltd has added two more board members to the existing team comprising of Chairman Warren Haskins, Chief Executive Julian Winfield and Buying Director Conna Powles. Read more

(L-R). Warren Haskins with Lisa Looker,  Glenn Carron with Julian Winfield.

Andy Royce, garden centre agent based in Bourne

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Andy Royce, who died at home on Saturday 30th May. The funeral will be on Friday 12th June. Read more

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

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

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