Shoot scoops Double Award Win at Good Web Guide Awards! has scooped two major titles at The 2015 Good Web Guide Awards: Gardening Website of the Year judged by a panel of industry experts and the People’s Choice Award by online public vote. Read more - open to all

Expansion for APL member Holland Landscapes

2014 has been a good year for the horticultural and landscaping industry, especially for Essex based Holland Landscapes. Read more - open to all

Kate Marshall MSGD joins the Holland Landscapes team

Alyson Hayward takes head office  role at Wyevale

Alyson Hayward returns to Wyevale head office, taking on a central plants role.  She has been managing Moreton Park garden centre that was acquired by the group in September. Read more - members only

Bosmere grows management team

Following the success of their new product launches at Glee, Bosmere have further strengthened their management team through the promotion of Glynn Davis to the position of National Sales Manager. Read more - open to all

Rolawn ditch the suits to ‘wear it pink’ this Friday  

Staff reach for the pink in bid to raise funds for breast cancer research. Read more - open to all

Rolawn office team

Peter Seabrook’s 60 years in horticulture

Gardening legend Peter Seabrook was honoured at a special reception at the RHS Shades of Autumn Show in London last night. Read more - members only

Sirkit Mol (left), with Peter Seabrook (centre) and Johan Heemskerk of Beekenkamp

Promotion for Green-tech’s Sam

Green-tech is delighted to announce the promotion for Sam Woodward within the Green-tech sales team. Read more - open to all

Sam Woodward

Fiskars announces two key appointments to strengthen UK team

Fiskars UK Ltd announces two key appointments in marketing to strengthen the UK team. Kerry Murfin has been appointed Trade Marketing Director and James Karanicolas as Trade Marketing Manager. Read more - open to all

Kerry Murfin, Trade Marketing Director, with James Karanicolas, Trade Marketing Manager at Fiskars.

Great Yorkshire Show Director to step down

After a decade at the helm of the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live, Bill Cowling is to step down as Show Director. Bill took on the role in 2005 after around four decades of involvement with the events’ organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. Read more - open to all

Bill Cowling, Show Director of Countryside Live and the Great Yorkshire Show

Wyevale Garden Centres names Caroline Linger Head of Garden

Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC), the UK's largest chain of garden centres, has enhanced the executive strength of its Trading division with the addition of Caroline Linger as Head of Garden. Read more - open to all

Consumer expert joins Sinclair in key product manager role

Consumer expert and renowned horticultural researcher, Dr Richard Gianfrancesco has been appointed to the key role of Growing Media Product Manager by William Sinclair Horticulture. Read more - open to all

Sinclairs newly-appointed Growing Media Product Manager, Dr Richard Gianfrancesco.

Wyevale Garden Centres names Lisa Cherry Director of Human Resources

Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) today announced that Lisa Cherry has been named Human Resources Director. Lisa will join the Board of Directors and report to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Bradshaw when she joins the company on 1 December. Read more - open to all

New Chair for GROW

Raoul Curtis-Machin, Head of Horticulture at the HTA, has taken over the chairmanship of the GROW Careers initiative from Leigh Morris who has held the post for eight years. Read more - open to all

Leigh Morris and Raoul Curtis-Machin

Award for services to people as well as pets!

International aquatic and pet specialist Interpet has been enhancing the lives of pets for over 60 years. Now Interpet has received recognition for its work with people! Read more - open to all

From left: Mark Hoskins, Managing Director of Interpet with Cathrine Gear, HR Manager, and some of t

Growing Dalefoot Compost appoints new sales & marketing manager

An award-winning peat free compost company has appointed its first sales and marketing manager as part of plans to grow its business across the UK. Read more - open to all

Paula Davies

Home design award for Notcutts garden centre team

The Notcutts team is celebrating success after scooping the title of Best Large Format Store in the annual Retail Week Interior Awards. Read more - open to all

Andrew Staff, COO holds the award with property director, Michael Cole to his left

Award winning Chelsea Flower Show designer launches Rosebank Landscaping Firm

Rosebank Landscaping has today been launched as a new division of Maidenhead-based building firm Farr & Roberts, following Head Designer Matt Keightley’s success at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Read more - open to all

Matt Keightley, Head Designer

Former Gardman FD joins Smart Garden

Richard Browne, until a year ago the long standing finance director of Gardman, has joined his old boss Paris Natar at Smart Garden, as sales beat target by a year. Read more - members only

Laura's Atlantic Giant Mr Fothergill's heaviest

Mr Fothergill's Laura Oakes fought off the challenge from 12 colleagues to grow the heaviest pumpkin in a staff competition this year (2014).  Read more - open to all

Laura Oakes and her winning pumpkin

Allensmore Nurseries Limited winners of ‘The Best Festive Wreath’ competition

The competition is organised by ‘The British Christmas Tree Growers Association’. Read more - open to all

Mark Tayor MD, Vicky Thornton, wreath designer, Brian Taylor MD

Writtle College lecturer becomes Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture

Senior Horticulture Lecturer Sandra Nicholson has been made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. Read more - open to all

Sandra Nicholson

Italian partnership ais motto bene!

One of the UK’s leading nurseries is this month (October, 2014) celebrating its sixth successful year in partnership with a top Italian nursery. Read more - open to all

Alan Standring, who has 27 years experience in the horticultural industry, oversees the running of

Neil Bragg receives Pearson Memorial Medal at HTA Garden Futures Dinner

Respected soil scientist and national expert in growing media, Neil Bragg, has been awarded the HTA Pearson Memorial Medal in recognition for his outstanding commitment to the horticultural industry. Read more - open to all

Neil Bragg receiving the  Pearson Medal from Adam Wigglesworth (HTA Vice President)

Sandy Shepherd joins HTA Board

Sandy Shepherd from Ball Colegrave has joined the HTA Board as a Director. Read more - open to all

Latest Greenfingers Garden Opens in Essex

Greenfingers, the small national charity dedicated to creating gardens in children’s hospices across the UK, opened its 44th garden last week at Little Havens Hospice in Essex. Read more - open to all

Greenfingers Chairman Matthew Wilson, and garden designer Matthew Eden help water the latest Greenfi

Stagecraft Display Ltd have announced the sudden death of Tom Davis, Chairman, on Saturday 27 September

Tom started Stagecraft 30 years ago at his farm in Mid Wales and over time has built the company to become the leading UK Designer and Manufacturer of bespoke Display tables and Fixtures to the Garden Centre market. Read more - open to all

Tom Davis

Garden Media Guild Awards 2014 judges named

The Garden Media Guild has named the judges for the Garden Media Guild Awards 2014. Read more - open to all

Neil Cummings joins HTA

The HTA membership services team has a new recruit with Neil Cummings joining the HTA this week as Regional Business Manager for Scotland and Ireland. Read more - open to all

Neil Cummings joining the HTA this week as Regional Business Manager for Scotland and Ireland

Charlie Dimmock attracts the crowds during garden centre visit

Charlie Dimmock, gardening guru and face of Gro-Sure Planting Magic, pulled in the crowds at Woodcote Green Garden Centre in Surrey last weekend. Read more - open to all

Charlie Dimmock talking to the crowds during a gardening Q&A at Woodcote Green Garden Centre.

Millbrook complete their charity walk

Congratulations to the Millbrook Garden Company staff members who managed to walk between two of their Garden Centres, from Millbrook, Crowborough in East Sussex to Millbrook, Gravesend in Kent this Weekend. Read more - open to all

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