Greenfingers wing walkers set to take to the skies

Greenfingers wing walkers set to take to the skies after technical glitch thwarts first charity attempt. Three daredevil souls from the garden retail industry have just days to overcome their fears before taking to the skies for an adrenaline-fuelled wing walk in aid of the Greenfingers Charity. Read more

(L-r) SBM’s Lowri Walker, Evergreen’s Mark Portman & GIMA’s Vicky Nuttall.

Jackie Eades has joined Fallen Fruits

Former Briers CEO, Jackie Eades has joined Fallen Fruits as commercial director at the end of May. Read more

Jackie Eades

Stephen Richardson to join BHETA as marketing manager

Former Senior Digital and Trade Marketing Manager at Travis Perkins, Stephen Richardson is joining BHETA as its new Marketing Manager.  Read more

Stephen Richardson

John Morgan has joined Richard Jackson’s Garden

Richard Jackson’s Garden has recruited John Morgan to help them develop and expand their plant range for QVC and their newly launched website. Read more

John Morgan

SBM Life Science Ltd appoint new territory account manager

Scott Williams, SBM’s UK Sales Manager has announced the appointment of Heather Mayne to the UK field sales team. Heather joins SBM as a Territory Account Manager for the South West region, following David Fairless who joined the business back in December last year as North West Territory Account Manager. Read more

Hillier has announced new Horticultural Buyer for garden centres

After two years in Hillier Wholesale in the role of Senior Sales Manager, Adam Dorber makes the move to Hillier Garden Centres and will be taking on responsibility for the purchasing of horticultural products for the group. Read more

Adam Dorber

Nova Outdoor Living appoints Gordon & Caroline Vass as Scottish agents

Nova Outdoor Living is pleased to announce that they have appointed Gordon and Caroline Vass to represent their brand in Scotland. Read more

 Caroline Vass

HTA appoints Director of Policy and Communications

The HTA has appointed James Clark as Director of Policy and Communications. Read more

The HTA has appointed James Clark as Director of Policy and Communications.

E. P. Barrus expands merchandising team to further support garden centres and retailers

Leading garden tools and accessories supplier E. P. Barrus has expanded its merchandising team to meet demand as the business continues to grow. Read more

E. P Barrus’ Merchandising team

Hambrooks has a Gardening Hero

This April, National Garden Gift Vouchers (NGGV) recognises Frankie Banting from Hambrooks as a Gardening Hero. Read more

Hambrooks has a Gardening Hero

New senior appointments and increased investment in training & development

Zest 4 Leisure has announced a number of senior level appointments to broaden capabilities at management level, and an increased investment in training and development to support its future growth. Read more

Jennifer Allen, Logistics/Systems Improvement Co-ordinator

Harriet joins Wyevale Nurseries as Sales Trainee

Harriet Andrews from May Hill in Gloucestershire has recently joined Wyevale Nurseries, one of the largest family-run wholesale nurseries in the UK as a Sales Trainee. Read more

Harriet Andrews

Matthew celebrates on 3-wheels at Bents

When the MD of Bents wanted to do something a bit different to continue the celebrations for the Centre’s success at this year’s GCA awards, no-one expected him to suggest a rickshaw Read more

Matthew Bent

Stax Trade Centres make key appointment to sales team

Leading gardening and DIY wholesaler Stax Trade Centres has revealed details of another major appointment which will see Mark Hallows take on the role of area sales representative covering the north west region. Read more

Mark Hallows will take on the role of area sales representative covering the north west region

Hillier welcomes Adam Dunnett to its board of directors

Hillier Nurseries is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Dunnett to its board of directors, effective from 4th April 2019. He will also continue in his role as amenity sales director. Read more

Adam Dunnett appointed to Hillier's board of directors

Vitax area sales manager retires after 37 years

Vitax has announced one of its longest serving area sales managers will be taking a well-earned rest at the end of July as he retires from his role. Read more

(L-r) Carl Welsh - MD, Mark Butler - national sales mgr, Julian Goodhand & Paul Gooding – chairman

SM Agencies join with Greenkey

Greenkey Garden & Home welcome Matthew Hanson of SM Agencies for their sales agent to cover the far North of England. Read more

Matthew Hanson

Beth Chatto OBE to be Awarded Iconic Horticultural Hero Award at RHS Hampton Court

Gardening pioneer, Beth Chatto OBE VMH, is to be named 2019’s Iconic Horticultural Hero at the prestigious RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival this July. Read more

Vernon Kay to host 2019 GIMA Awards

Following in the footsteps of Stephen Mangan, Rufus Hound, Tim Vine, Russell Kane and Hal Cruttenden, it has been confirmed that Vernon Kay, star of TV and radio, will host the 39th annual GIMA Awards. Read more

Vernon Kay

Alan is appointed Amenity Sales Executive at Wyevale Nurseries

Alan Young from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire has recently (May, 2019) joined one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries as an Amenity Sales Executive. Read more

Alan Young - Wyevale Nurseries

Apprentice of the year winner from Bransford Webbs!

Apprentice of the Year was awarded at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival last Friday, and was won by Bransford Webbs Thomas Everard. Thomas, who is in the second year of his apprenticeship scheme, was presented with the award by Monty Don, during the show. Read more

Thomas Everard collecting his award

DLF’s Tasha Redman swaps lawn seed for lycra

Move over Bradley Wiggins, step aside Tom Daley: the UK gardening industry has a new athletic champion. Tasha Redman, consumer customer service representative at DLF, was crowned 14th in the world at Aquabike at the ITU Multisport World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. Read more

Tasha Redman with medal

Kara Kennedy joins Tildenet Gardenware

Kara Kennedy has joined the Tildenet team as National Key Account Manager working across all their Gardenware brands. Read more

Kara Kennedy has joined the Tildenet team as National Key Account Manager

Artevasi announce new UK Sales Director

Artevasi, leading European manufacturer and distributor of quality pots and containers, are pleased to announce that James Brindle has joined the Artevasi family. Read more

Neudorff expands UK team

Weed, Feed and control brand, Neudorff has expanded its team with the addition of office administrator, Sally Rogers. Read more

Sally Rogers

2019 GIMA Awards judging panel confirmed

As the GIMA Awards gets set to celebrate its 39th  anniversary in 2019 (July 4th, Celtic Manor), this year’s judging panel has been confirmed. Read more

NedFox continues to expand in the UK

Dave Everett, an industry expert for many years in ePOS, Retail Management and Online Trading has joined the NedFox-UK team Read more

Dave Everett

Perennial team grows with new corporate partnerships role

Perennial has appointed Phil Swainston as Corporate Development Manager to develop its partnerships within the industry. Read more

Phil Swainston, Corporate Development Manager

GIMA announces new council

GIMA has announced the appointment of four new Council members following their appointment at the recent AGM, which took place on 10th April at Ettington Chase Hotel, Warwickshire. Read more

Emily joins Wyevale Nurseries as HR Manager

Emily Wright from Martley on the Worcestershire-Herefordshire boarder has recently joined one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries as its HR Manager. Read more

Emily Wright, HR Manager at Wyevale Nurseries

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