Vegtrug appoints Crowley as sales manager

VegTrug Limited, the original, self contained, raised vegetable garden company has appointed Mark Crowley as UK sales manager from September 2013. Read more - open to all

Webbs team triumphs in ‘oarsome’ display

A team of workers from Webbs Garden Centres in Wychbold and West Hagley triumphed on the water in a charity dragon boat race. Read more - open to all

Kim ready to run for cancer charity in memory of 5 year old

A Stourport-on-Severn mum will be pushing herself to the limit in the Great North Run on 15th September to honour a family member who died of cancer at just five years old. Read more - open to all

Mike Lind welcomes restaurant expansion plans

Managing Director of the award-winning, independent, family-run business, Mike Lind said: “We’re very proud to have received planning permission to redevelop our restaurant, which will ensure we can continue to meet the high standards our customers expect from Monkton Elm." Read more - open to all

Ryedale Group to appoint Philip Mabon as Group Creative Director

Ryedale Group, owners of Hortipak, have announced that Philip Mabon will join them in October as Group Creative Director. Read more - open to all

Gardman’s new CEO starts on Monday

Stewart Hainsworth starts work with Gardman on Monday as its new Chief Executive Officer. He completes the new team at Gardman under chairman, Jonathan Halford. See more... Read more - members only

Writtle College governor undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge with a difference!

Writtle College governor Paul Downer is climbing the UK’s three highest peaks – and cycling the 427 miles between them all – in just six days. Read more - open to all

TGCG apprentices enjoy a week at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

The Garden Centre Group’s top two apprentices, Jade Goodwin and Toby Smith enjoy a week at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. Read more - open to all

Gert Van der Vijver to oversee UK sales

Following internal restructuring, Sjaak van der Vijver B.V is pleased to announce that Gert Van der Vijver will now oversee all UK sales of cut flowers and plants. Read more - open to all

Bonjour Smart Solar

Smart Solar has announced the appointment of Xavier Faure as European Sales Manager to support its ambitious strategy for growth across continental Europe.  Read more - open to all

Hillier puppy is a Chelsea Gold!

A VIP (Very Important Puppy!) visited Hiller Garden Centre at Botley, Hampshire, on Friday 19 July to say "thank you" for setting it on the first steps to becoming a guide dog. Read more - open to all

Butterwick House Children’s Hospice open ‘transformed’ garden – thanks to Greenfingers and The Garden Centre Group

Butterwick House Children’s Hospice in Stockton-on-Tees has officially opened a new garden for the children and families who benefit from care at the hospice to use. The garden saw the transformation of a previously old and tired space into an inspiring new garden for all to enjoy. Read more - open to all

Gardman appoints Chris Keightley National Account Manager

Chris Keightley has been appointed National Account Manager for Gardman. Chris is responsible for the company's relationship with a number of key national accounts. Read more - open to all

Managing director role for Mike at Hale Events

Mike Anderson, who completed 20 years service with Hale Events Ltd this June, took on the role of managing director on the 1st August 2013. Read more - open to all

BALI increases technical support for members

As a direct result of members’ feedback, BALI has recently established the new role of Technical Officer, based at the Association’s Landscape House headquarters in Warwickshire. Jonathan Tame BSc (Hons), who started his BALI role at the end of June, is now providing members with technical advice and support ‘on demand’. Read more - open to all

Craft Advisor and garden centre shortlisted to win awards

A craft advisor and the Somerset garden centre where she is employed have both recently (September 10, 2013) been shortlisted for the Somerset Business Awards. Read more - open to all

Neil Gow to Step Down as GIMA Director

Neil Gow has today announced that he will be stepping down as Director of GIMA, the Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association, in the New Year. Read more - open to all

Richard Burt has been promoted to sales director at Provender Nurseries

Richard Burt, sales manager promoted to sales director at Provender Nurseries. Read more - open to all

Eric Gallagher, director of Cardwell Garden Centre has died

Eric Gallagher, founder of Cardwell garden centre in the west of Scotland, has died. He was honored by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society for significant contribution to horticulture and was well respected for his charity work. For more details click on the website link below. Read more - open to all

Garden centre owner John Toomer has died

The death has been reported of John Toomer.  He ran Toomers Garden Centre in Swindon and Cirencester.  He was also a popular local politician and a keen sportsman.  The full tribute and photo can be read by clicking on the website link below. Read more - open to all

In memoriam: Fokke Gnodde

Mr Gnodde passed away on July 22nd. His body gave up against a debilitating disease; his spirit was strong to the end. Read more - open to all

Tim Stainton joins Homebase

Tim Stainton, the UK managing director of Gardman until March 2013, has joined Homebase as category manager for DIY. Read more - open to all

Steve Chalk

Steve Chalk who worked for William Sinclair Horticulture has regretfully passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Read more - open to all

Yankee Candle® appoints two new directors

Yankee Candle® International, the world leading home fragrance brand, is pleased to announce two appointments to its Executive Leadership Team. The addition of new heads brings together a notably experienced team of experts to oversee the brand’s strategy and elevate the company in each territory. Read more - open to all

Sales team of the year award

The launch of the new Autumn/Winter range from Stormafit Ltd and the sales person of the year award. Read more - open to all

Highfield Riding High on Double Business Awards Success

The team at family-owned Highfield Garden World celebrates having scooped two business awards in its home county of Gloucestershire. Read more - open to all

Award-winning Marcus aims for horticulture career

Capel Manor College's horticultural student Marcus Papa is the 2013 winner of Mr Fothergill's Award for the student who has demonstrated  the highest skills in plant care. Read more - open to all

‘Snow in summer’ wins top awards at Taunton Flower Show

Staff from Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre are celebrating this week (August 5, 2013) after scooping a large gold medal and ‘Best in Show’ for their snow-themed garden at the Taunton Flower Show. Read more - open to all

New appointments at BALI Landscape House

Following a review of the support available to members from the Association, BALI has re-focused its staff resource and recruited three new positions, based at Landscape House in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, but supporting members across the country. Read more - open to all

Gardman board appointments

Gardman Group Ltd., the UK’s leading provider of gardening sundries and wild bird care products, has announced two strategic appointments to their Board of Directors. Read more - open to all

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