Paul Dye, has died at the age of 55 after a battle with cancer.
He was operations manager at Grovewell Garden Centre since 2014, helping them with the acquisition of their 3rd garden centre, MacFarlanes.
Edward Boult of Grovewell said, “The very recent passing of Paul Dye is not only a loss of a friend, but an extremely sad loss for us as a business and for the industry as a whole. Paul’s plant and industry knowledge was exceptional; in fact, I would go so far as to say he was the best plant buyer I’ve ever known and had the pleasure of working with.
“A fantastic asset and support to Grovewell, his firm and fair management style helped push the business forward. A real gentleman with exceptional commitment, Paul Dye will be sorely missed by my teams, our customers and myself.”
Before joining Grovewell he was regional manager at The Garden Centre Group (now Wyevale Garden Centres) for four years, leaving at the end of 2013 when many experienced managers departed following a ‘re-alignment’ of the management structure.
Previously he was director of Polhill garden centre between 2006 and 2010.
Paul Dyes Funeral will be held on Friday 16th February 1.20pm at Barham Crematorium, Canterbury Rd, Barham, Canterbury, Kent. CT4 6QU
Tel: 01227 831351
Then for those who would like to come on after to The Gate Inn at 3pm. Church Lane, Marshside, Canterbury, Kent. CT3 4EB
Tel: 01227 860498