AMES appoints new Operations Director

The AMES Companies have named, a new operation director. David Wright has joined the team to ensure a smooth transition into season 24 and beyond. Read more - open to all

New Operation Director – David Wright

Andy Bunt steps down from full-time role

Squire’s Garden Centres has confirmed its Group Operations Manager, Andy Bunt, has decided to step down from his full-time role after 15 years.  He will continue to work part time. Read more - open to all

Primeur appoints new area sales rep for the South East

Primeur has witnessed the rapid expansion of its UK coverage within garden centres. Now, with Stephen Crean’s appointment as the company’s Area Sales Representative for the south-east region, Primeur’s representation is strengthened further. Read more - open to all

Stephen Crean

New sales director for Branded Garden Products 

Nick Walton has become B2B sales director for Branded Garden Products and its market leading brands, Thompson & Morgan and Suttons. Read more - open to all

Nick Walton

E P Barrus lines up new CEO

Barrus today announced the appointment of Graham Knox as its new Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive search process. Read more - members only

Graham Knox

Celebrating long service at Henry Bell & Co

Henry Bell & Co is celebrating long-service work anniversaries across its Grantham-based operations. Managing Director Thomas Lee has clocked up 35 years with the Lincolnshire company, while Finance Director Carol Foster joined 54 years ago – and five team members are not far behind. Read more - open to all

Henry Bell & Co is powered by a committed and dedicated team with years of experience and knowledge.

Two announcements from Green-tech

Green-tech has acquired the assets of Suregreen Limited from its administrators.  It has also a new  Warehouse & Operations Director. Read more - open to all

Managing Director Kris Nellist and Martin Rourke

Gethin Jones to host the 2023 GIMAs

TV and radio broadcaster, Gethin Jones has been confirmed as the host of the 2023 GIMA Awards on Thursday 19th October at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales, Read more - open to all

Gethin Jones

Stax expands sales team with East Anglia appointment

Stax Trades Centres recently appointed James Romaine as their sales representative for the East Anglia area – a new position created to ensure the region receives dedicated sales support. Read more - open to all

James Romaine

Meadow View Stone announce a new sales agent

Meadow View Stone is delighted to introduce Cheryl Caulder to our team. Cheryl will be the Meadow View Sales Agent for the East Midlands, covering Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northants and Oxford.   Read more - open to all

Cheryl Caulder

Boyd Douglas-Davies joins Glee as strategic advisor

With over 40 years of experience within the garden retail sector, Boyd Douglas-Davies has now added Glee Strategic Advisor to his resume. This exciting new role will see him engage with garden retailers to understand their challenges and opportunities to ensure that the event fully aligns with their needs. Read more - open to all

Boyd Douglas-Davies

Meadow View Stone announce a new sales agent

Meadow View Stone is delighted to introduce Matt Fevin to our team. Matt will be the Meadow View sales agent for the South West, covering Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire with immediate effect.  Read more - open to all

Matt Fevin

No trade shows? No problem for Nova!

Nova Outdoor Living is excited to announce the appointment of Ian Read, who has been with the business since day one, as its new Sales Director. Read more - open to all

Dobbies appoints leadership team for largest store in Antrim

Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, has officially announced its leadership team for its new flagship store at The Junction Retail and Leisure Park, Antrim, Northern Ireland ahead of store opening in October 2023. Read more - open to all

Ken Ferguson and Jenny Campbell

Daniel joins team at Wyevale Nurseries

Daniel Maskew whose previous role was with Boningale Nurseries has joined one of the UK’s leading commercial growers as its Amenity Sales Executive (July 2023). Read more - open to all

Colegrave Seabrook Foundation – Smart Garden Development Day

Smart Garden has initiated a 2023 Horticultural Trainee Sponsorship Fund with Colegrave Seabrook Foundation that has resulted in five Smart Award recipients being hosted at Smart’s Eureka building at Peterborough on Wednesday 13th September. Read more - open to all

L-r: Naomi Hughes, Abi Green, Alfie Smith, Paris Natar, Ben Sayers & Rebecca Gilroy.

YPHA – A Grand Day Out!

On September 15th, 90 members of the Young People in Horticulture Association (YPHA) descended on Haws Watering Cans and David Austin Roses for one of their bi-annual special visits. Read more - members only

Former asylum seeker accepts honorary degree

Writtle University College in Essex has awarded an honorary degree to gardener, horticulturalist and former asylum seeker, Kuda Chimbudzi. Read more - open to all

Kuda Chimbudzi addresses Writtle Graduates

Jeffrey Bernhard OBE

One of the pioneers of the horticulture industry, Jeffrey Bernhard OBE, has died at the age of 100.  He was a grower, a landscaper and operated a garden centre. Read more - open to all

 Jeffry Bernhard

JJH and Radial Landscapes triumph in the APL Landscaper Skills

In a thrilling showcase of horticultural excellence, JJH and Radial Landscapes emerged victorious in the highly anticipated Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Landscaper Skills 'The Professionals' competition. Read more - open to all

JJH and Radial Landscapes

Katie Blake moves forward

Katie Blake Garden Furniture are announcing their latest development with new business following a major success at the SOLEX Show. We are very pleased to announce that Martin Hughes has joined the Company as National Sales Manager. Read more - open to all

Meet the HTA’s new chief executive

Next month’s HTA Autumn Conference will be opened by its new Chief Executive, Fran Barnes.  Who is she?  We interview the former BBC editor and Director of NFU communications. Read more - open to all

Fran Barnes

Harding made a director of Dobbies

Debbie Harding, Chief People and Corporate Officer since June 2022, has been made a director of Dobbies. Read more - open to all

Debbie Harding

Darran Oakley is to retire from Squire’s

Squire’s Garden Centres have announced that Purchasing Director, Darran Oakley, is to retire at the end of next season. He will move to Devon during the Summer of 2024. Read more - open to all

Darran Oakley

HTA announces a top line-up for Horticulture, The Conference

The Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP, Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Labour’s Shadow Defra Minister Daniel Zeichner MP have joined the line-up for the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) annual conference. Read more - open to all

Dr Tim Leunig

Sarah Raven appoints Dominic Rose as Chair

Sarah Raven Kitchen and Gardens Ltd is pleased to announce that Dominic Rose has been appointed Chair of the company, as of 1st July 2023. Read more - open to all

Dominic Rose

The Bearded Growers and their ‘Hike Squad’ are Greenfingers Champions!

A group of horticultural social media influencers, led by radio stars The Bearded Growers, have rallied in support of Greenfingers charity... Read more - open to all

Chris, Nat and Marc

Amenity specialist joins Origin Amenity Solutions

James Wright has joined Origin Amenity Solutions (OAS) as their Technical Sales Representative for the South Yorkshire region, following the retirement of widely respected and long-standing predecessor, Mike Brear. Read more - open to all

 Phil Dewhurst and James Wright

Chief Financial Officer leaves Dobbies

After just over a year in post, Anthony Liam Grace, the CFO of Dobbies Garden Centre Group, has left his post. Read more - members only

Wyevale Nurseries appoints new Purchaser

Martin Chaplin has joined one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries as a Purchaser (July 2023). Read more - open to all

Martin Chaplin, who has joined Wyevale Nurseries as its new Purchaser

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