George Hillier Launches new canopy at Monkton Elm

George Hillier from Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres declared Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre’s new canopy area officially open with a ribbon cutting. Read more

GIMA announces new council

The Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association’s AGM took place on 13th March and was attending by over 60 members. During the proceedings new appointments were announced. Read more

Maryanne Stokes and the iTower join forces

Maryanne Stokes Limited (MSL) is working in partnership with Visible Impact Ltd to promote and sell the radical new itower POS system to the garden centres. Read more

Hayes Garden Centre owner jailed for lying

Thomas Richard Hayes, owner of one of the Lake District's best known businesses Hayes Garden World, has been jailed for 18 months for conspiring to pervert the course of justice. See more… Read more

Poppy seeds now on their way to Yorkshire primary schools

Poppy seeds are now on their way to primary schools in York, Rotherham, East Riding and Sheffield, after being donated by Unwins Seeds. Read more

Yeoman spades and shovels put to work in Somerset flood relief work

A donation of Yeoman spades and shovels by Solus Garden & Leisure is helping get lives back to normal after the devastating floods in the Somerset Levels. Read more

Quiet shake up at the HTA

Carol Paris has started a quiet shake up of the HTA. Will this lead to a position where the industry presents a united voice to government and has the training to attract the best people? See more… Read more

Simply Sales expands the team

Robert Kerr joins Simply Sales. Read more

Nordic Garden Buildings appoints Neil Gater garden centre account manager

Nordic Garden Buildings, the UK’s leading manufacturer of free standing PVC garden buildings including pavilions, orangeries and the nation’s first ever PVC double glazed greenhouse has appointed Neil Gater as UK sales account manager.  Read more

Millbrook Garden Centre wins David Domoney visit during Garden Re-Leaf Day weekend

The hotly contended competition to win an on-site appearance by ITV gardener David Domoney during Garden Re-Leaf weekend, has been won by Millbrook Garden Centre’s Gravesend branch.  Read more

Stagecraft appoints new production manager

With the move into a much larger factory, leading garden centre design and shopfit business Stagecraft has appointed a new production manager. Read more

Gordon McGill decides to retire

I have decided to retire on 28/2/14.  I will be 65 on 7/3/14 & have worked since July 1964.  Feel I am leaving with out letting my many friends know. Read more

Award nomination for HTA apprentice

HTA events team apprentice Chloe Bye has been nominated for the ‘best apprentice in a small business’ category in the Newbury College Apprenticeship Award programme. Read more

QMT Windchimes UK sales consultant

QMT Windchimes is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Morris as their UK sales consultant. Read more

New sales representative at Bransford Webbs

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company would like to announce the appointment of Andy Luft as their new Sales Representative. Andy joins David Chilvers and Trina Cole, the current Sales Representatives at Bransford Webbs, and will be covering the South / West and South Wales. Read more

RHS appoints travel holiday veteran to develop its holiday brand

The RHS has brought in Manuel Mascarenhas to develop the RHS Garden Holidays brand and to lead the corporate partnerships team. See more... Read more

Edinburgh student wins Young Scottish Horticulturalist of the Year

Lachlan Rae, a horticulture student at Scotland’s Rural College, has won the Scottish final of the Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturalist of the Year. Read more

Danny Adamson steps down as MD of William Sinclair Retail Division

As a result of an internal restructure Danny Adamson will step down from today as Managing Director of the Retail Division for William Sinclair. Danny has been with William Sinclair for the past six years and over that time has made a tremendous contribution to the business. Read more

Scotland’s youngest head gardener says success is down to School of Heritage Gardening

Meet Tim Keyworth, head gardener at Leith Hall in Aberdeenshire, at 26 he’s one of the youngest gardeners to take charge of a heritage garden in Scotland, if not the UK. Read more

Sharp joins Smart Solar

Sue Sharp has joined Smart Solar as Customer Services Manager. Sue, who has over 25 years’ experience including 21 years at Gardman, is well known and respected in the garden centre industry. Read more

Pike joins BNM UK as National Sales Manager

Bord na Móna UK (BNM UK) has recruited Jason Pike as its National Sales Manager covering the retail market throughout the UK. Read more

Maryanne Stokes working with the award winning Nordic Garden Buildings

Maryanne Stokes Limited (MSL) has been appointed to carry out a programme of PR and marketing for the award winning Nordic Garden Buildings, the UK’s leading manufacturer of freestanding PVC garden buildings, greenhouses, pavilions and orangeries.

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Jim Carter & Imelda Staunton announced as joint patrons of Greenfingers

Greenfingers, the small national charity dedicated to creating magical gardens in children’s hospices across the UK, is delighted to announce today two new patrons of the charity – the actors Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton OBE. Read more

Young growers win industry sponsored scholarships

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) has awarded sponsored scholarships by Floranova, Ball Colegrave and BPOA/Peter Seabrook to young horticulturalists. Read more

Bosmere expands marketing team

Bosmere Products Ltd has announced the expansion of their marketing team with the appointment of Pippa Bowker as marketing coordinator. In this new role Pippa will be actively involved in NPD, promotions, exhibitions and the development of social media. Read more

Newbridge Nurseries gets top national award

A garden centre in West Sussex has been presented with a national industry award this week (Tuesday, February 11, 2014). Read more

Joe appointed as Sales Customer Support for Easitill

Joe Awome has been appointed to handle pre & post sales customer support for the South West, North West and Wales for the horticultural Electronic Point of Sale (EPoS) company Eastill. Read more

Fears of job losses as TGCG reviews staffing at G&L

TGCG is to review the staffing and management structure at Garden & Leisure.  Also, having restructured senior and regional management in the main group, it is appraising garden centre managers. Read more

Fears of job losses as TGCG reviews staffing at G&L

TGCG is to review the staffing and management structure at Garden & Leisure. Also, having restructured senior and regional management in the main group, it is appraising garden centre managers. See more... Read more

Webbs Garden Centre recognised for outstanding customer service levels

Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold has been recognised as a business of customer service excellence by the National Skills Academy for Retail. Read more

Sandra Drew from Webbs Garden Plants is one of many staff trained to bring excellence to customer se

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