Bord Na Móna UK expands customer services

The continuing success of Bord na Móna Growise, the new single brand of peat to peat-free growing media and soil improvers, has now led to an expansion in the customer services department at BNM UK’s head office. Read more - open to all

Kevin Bradshaw to leave Wyevale

Terra Firma has appointed Toys “R” Us MD, Roger Mclaughlan, to succeed Kevin Bradshaw who is to move on from being CEO of Wyevale. Read more - members only

Roger McLaughlan

Phil Kimberley - funeral details announced

Garden product retailers and manufacturer colleagues will be saddened to learn of the sudden death on Tuesday 1st March 2016 of Phil Kimberley.  His funeral will be held on March 17. Read more - open to all

Stephen Biden joins Gardeco as UK Sales Manager

Gardeco Ltd announce the appointment of Stephen Biden as their new UK Sales Manager. Read more - open to all

Stephen Biden

New Leaf Plants appoint new sales manager

Leading supplier of clematis and climbing plants, New Leaf Plants are pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Jeanes as sales manager for the Worcestershire based nursery. Read more - open to all

Andy Jeanes appointed as sales manager

Long Service Award celebrations at Forest Garden

Forest Garden is a company that is well renowned for providing market-leading garden timber products, but it also takes pride in offering its staff the opportunity to develop a long term career, and to become part of the company’s future development. Read more - open to all

Allensmore increase their creative team

Following another strong year of added value products sales growth in 2015, leading plant producers, Allensmore Nurseries have announced the appointment of two new members to their creative team. Read more - open to all

Stacey Gibson and Victoria Atkinson

Toolbank strengthens management team

Toolbank has strengthened its senior management team with the creation of a new role of Marketing Development Director. Simon Bicknell, currently Sales Director, is moving to fill the new position. Read more - open to all

Simon Bicknell takes on new role of a new role of marketing development director

Squire’s picks Breddy to follow Espley as MD

Martin Breddy, the former head of Scotts in the UK, is to become a retailer when he joins Squire’s as MD designate in May. Read more - members only

Martin Breddy

Hale appoints trade show marketing manager

Cait Daniels, of Ginger Creations, has taken on the role of marketing manager for Hale Events. Read more - open to all

Cait Daniels new marketing manager for Hale Events.

Fundraisers celebrate £14,109 donation to Marie Curie Appeal

Staff and Fundraisers have celebrated a record breaking donation of £14,109.19p at the Stewarts Garden Centres in Christchurch and Broom hill near Wimborne. Read more - open to all

Terry Head presents cheque to  Lorraine Nutland with the fundraisers.

Delamore Gear charity 10k run

Delamore are running for Cancer Research UK and Alzheimer's Society and are recruiting runners and sponsors for the team. Read more - open to all

Gardman appoint James Brindle as Business Development Director

Experienced sales executive James Brindle has re-joined Gardman as the company’s Business Development Director. Read more - open to all

James Brindle

Dan Williams joins Hillier as Head of Restaurants

Dan Williams joins the Hillier team in Ampfield in February to head up the restaurant division of the garden centre business. Read more - open to all

Dan Williams

Past chairmen return to honour GCA’s 50th anniversary

GCA chairmen from as early as 1967 returned to celebrate the GCA’s 50th anniversary. Read more - members only

Zest 4 Leisure expand online management team

Zest 4 Leisure has appointed Simon Davison as Business 2 Business Online Manager to strengthen its online presence and new product development. Read more - open to all

 Simon Davison, Business 2 Business Online Manager

Tim Clapp transfers to Kingfisher

Tim Clapp has transferred to the B&Q parent company where he joins the Kingfisher unification project, taking control of plant and garden ranges across Europe. Read more - members only

Tim Clapp

Fleur promoted to Smart Board

Fleur Morgan, formerly head of product development at Smart Garden Products, has joined the Board as Director of Category Management. Read more - open to all

Fleur Morgan

Webbs staff triumph at awards ceremony

Staff at Webbs, the award-winning family-owned garden centre business, celebrated another year of triumph with their own awards ceremony in Worcestershire. Read more - open to all

Winner of Colleagues of the Year Jane Cook of Webbs, West Hagleywith Ollie Nation, Finance Director

New board appointment for Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Alford-Burnett as a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1st February 2016. Read more - open to all

Patricia Alford-Burnett appointed as a non-executive director

Hawkesmill Nurseries expands the team with a new recruit

Following a period of rapid growth, Warwickshire based nursery Hawkesmill Nurseries is expanding with the appointment of Amanda York, to the role of Administration Assistant. Read more - open to all

Amanda York

M&M Timber shapes up for the future

M&M Timber announces a series of senior board appointments as part of major operational changes designed to take the company to the next level of its development in the increasingly competitive timber products market. Read more - open to all

Matthew Bent nominated for Young Director of the Year in IOD awards in the North West

Matthew Bent has been shortlisted for two awards in this year’s North West Institute of Director Awards. Read more - open to all

Matthew Bent

Rosebourne appoints experienced horticultural buyer

Rosebourne starts a recruitment drive before opening its first site in August, promising a new benchmark in garden centres. Read more - members only

Adam Dorber

Poundland launches £1 gardening range by Charlie Dimmock

Poundland has just introduced the Charlie Dimmock gardening range with a wide variety of gardening essentials, both practical and decorative, all at its famous £1 price point. Read more - members only

Barrie King is appointed as Kelkay’s logistics manager

Kelkay, the market-leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates, has appointed Barrie King to the position of logistics manager. Read more - open to all

Barrie King

James Clovis appointed to reinvigorate Sinclair Professional

JamesClovis has been appointed as Head of Sinclair Professional division. Read more - open to all

James Clovis

And the Rising Stars winner is……….

Sophie Liebthal has been revealed as the winner of the Westland/GCA Rising Star of 2015. Read more - open to all

(L-R): Julian Winfield, Keith Nicholson, Sophie Liebthal and Hal Cruttenden (photo GTN)

Chris Ramsden and Lolly Lee are moving to new jobs

Chris Ramsden is leaving Suttons for Hozelock at the end of February and Lolly Lee is leaving Gardman for Petface. Read more - members only

Chris Ramsden

HTA Technology Conference – Using technology to grow

The exciting line-up continues to grow for the HTA Technology Conference on 24 February at Cranmore Park, Solihull. Read more - open to all

Jo Hailey

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