New product team at AMES UK brings innovation to the fore

As AMES UK continues unequivocally on its mission to become the trusted authority on everything outdoors, it has continued to invest in two key appointments within its product team to place innovation and bestselling lines at the fore for all its brands including Kelkay, La Hacienda and Apta. Read more - open to all

Becki Allon, AMES UK Product Manage

Society of Garden Designers announces 2023 Fellowships

The Society of Garden Designers has announced its 2023 Fellowships with six leading garden designers being awarded the honour in recognition of their exceptional contribution to the profession.     Read more - open to all

James Oakey appointed Buying Director, Hayloft Plants Ltd

James Oakey appointment as Buying Director of Hayloft Plants Ltd will make the retirement of the founders, Yvonne & Derek Jarman, much easier within the next couple of years. Read more - open to all

James Oakey

AMES UK expands merchandising team

In a move to further support retail customers across the garden centre, DIY and retail channels, and to ensure optimised sales opportunities on the shop floor, AMES UK has expanded its merchandising team. Read more - open to all

AMES UK merchandising team make a start

Green-tech’s Head of Sales awarded Charted Manager status

Dean Jackson, Green-tech’s Head of Sales has been awarded Chartered Manager status after successfully completing the Chartered Manager accreditation at Leeds University Business School. Read more - open to all

Dean Jackson and Richard Gill

MorePeople expands the horticulture team

MorePeople has always had a close link to Horticulture with our founder, Guy Moreton, having a degree in Horticulture and spent the years pre founding MorePeople living and breathing flowers and plants. As a result, we’ve been recruiting in Horticulture for 23 wonderful years now! Read more - open to all

Glee Talent Store training day

Twenty four staff members from garden centres across the country took part in a training day at Millbrook Garden Centre Gravesend recently with expert mentors as part of this year’s Glee Talent Store. Read more - open to all

Glee Talent Store competition participants

Bransford Webbs strengthens board with two new appointments

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company are pleased to announce that David Chilvers and Karl O’Neill have joined the board of directors as Sales and Marketing Director and Technical Production Director respectively. Read more - open to all

Bransford Webbs Directors - L to R - Christine, Karl, David, Adrian, Richard

SBM Life Science becomes platinum partner of children’s horticulture charity Greenfingers

SBM Life Science has become an official platinum partner of the national horticulture charity Greenfingers, pledging its support to the organisation that creates magical gardens for children in hospices. Read more - open to all

Senior National Account Manager, Lowri Walker

HTA appoints Media Relations Manager

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has appointed a new Media Relations Manager, strengthening its commitment to increasing communications and cut-through of the voice of UK environmental horticulture across the media. Read more - open to all

Melissa Gerbaldi

Treadstone Garden appoint Tom Stolworthy as Head of Sales

Treadstone Products have made a major appointment for their garden products division to help support their on-going strategy. Tom Stolworthy (Tom) has joined the company as Head of Sales. Read more - open to all

Tom Stolworthy - Head of Sales

New Category Manager at Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond have promoted Jamie Rolling to Category Manager for Shrubs, Perennials & Christmas Trees. Read more - open to all

Jamie Rolling

The Prince and Princess of Wales support Life at No 27

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited a new garden therapy site in Wales, part of the garden-therapy social enterprise, Life at No.27. Read more - open to all

The Prince and Princess of Wales with Annabelle Padwick

Greenfingers appoints new Events & Digital Fundraiser

The Greenfingers Charity has expanded its internal team with the appointment of Craig Fields as Events & Digital Fundraiser. Read more - open to all

 Craig Fields

LOFA appoints new Vice Chairman

LOFA announces the addition of two experienced professionals - Steve Millington and Chris Newman - as Vice Chairman and Council Member, respectively. Read more - open to all

Steve Millington

Sarah Raven achieves Planet Mark certification

The gardening brand celebrates accreditation in the lead up to Earth Day on 22nd April. Sarah Raven achieves Planet Mark certification marking its commitment to reach net zero by 2050. Read more - open to all

Sarah Raven

Blue Diamond buys Beckworth Emporium

Blue Diamond has exchanged contracts to purchase Beckworth Emporium, the first of two deals expected to complete this month.  Read more - members only

Jon Kitching and David Brown at the 2009 opening of Beckworth

Boyd Douglas-Davies to leave British Garden Centres

Boyd Douglas-Davies is leaving British Garden Centres (BGC) at the end of April to set up his own consultancy business, advising the garden industry and visitor attractions. Read more - members only

Amy Stubbs with Boyd Douglas-Davies at recent industry event

Hyve promotes Nicola Meadows to divisional MD

Portfolio Director for Spring & Autumn Fair and Glee, Nicola Meadows, is appointed divisional managing director for the retail Manufacturing and engineering division of Hyve Group plc. Read more - open to all

Nicola Meadows

The AEA announces a new president

Martin Hamer, Fendt Sales Manager for UK, IE, and NL, was recently elected President of the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA). Read more - open to all

Martin Hamer

New appeal ambassador for Horatio’s Garden Sheffield 

Horatio’s Garden, the charity that nurtures wellbeing after spinal injury, announces that British actor George Robinson will become an appeal ambassador for Horatio’s Garden Sheffield. Read more - open to all

John Chambers strengthens team with new Wildflower Production Supervisor

The Wildflower seed arm of Green-tech, John Chambers Wildflower Seed, is delighted to announce that Jason Brits joins them in a newly created position of Wildflower Production Supervisor. Read more - open to all

Stuart Ball and Jason Britts

Lewis Normand appointed President of The Caley

The Caley are delighted to announce that professional horticulturist and garden designer Lewis Normand has been elected the new President of the charity.  Read more - open to all

Lewis Normand - President The Caley

RHS Long Service Award Medals

Taylors Bulbs are delighted to have presented four Royal Horticultural Society Long Service Awards at a presentation on 9th March 2023. Read more - open to all

 RHS Long Service Awards

BHETA adds to its member services team

BHETA has appointed Samantha Astle and Reena Choudhury to its member services team, focussing on member relationships, recruitment and member services delivery. Read more - open to all

Reena Choudary

New Business Development Manager strengthens Green-tech’s team

Green-tech is delighted to announce that Adam Topliss has joined the company as their Business Development Manager. Read more - open to all

Adam Topliss (left) and Sales Director Richard Gill (right)

Father and son duo lead the way in exceptional greenhouse engineering

Engineering expert Joe Parry joins his father at the helm of premium greenhouse design for Cultivar Greenhouses. Read more - open to all

Joe Parry

Dan Bird joins Ivyline as Product Technologist

Ivyline is on a mission to set the standard for uncompromising sustainable and ethical design across its garden and home product collections, and with the appointment of Dan Bird as Head Product Technologist, Ivyline is doubling down on this commitment to ensure every area is scrutinised and regulated. Read more - open to all

Dan Bird

GIMA bids farewell as Colin Wetherley-Mein retires

Colin Wetherley-Mein, GIMA Membership Ambassador, has decided to officially call it a day and retire from GIMA, the leading garden retail supplier organisation.  Read more - open to all

Mark Butler, Vicky Nuttall, Colin Wetherley-Mein and Craig Hall

Andy Jeanes joins Guernsey Clematis

The Guernsey Clematis Nursery Ltd. are delighted to announce that Andy Jeanes has joined the company as a member of its Management Team and will take over the position of Sales and Marketing Manager at the end of 2023. Read more - open to all

Andy Jeanes at The Guernsey Clematis Nursery

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