Stuart Gooden leaves Planters Garden Centres and moves to pastures new

Company: Planters

After 14 very successful years, Centre Manager Stuart Gooden is looking to take it slightly easier and moving to the South West. 

During that time Planters (Tamworth) have doubled turnover to £5m, invested over £3m in the 20 acre site including £1.6m in a state of the art restaurant, created a tourist attraction with “SkyTrail” and built a pet centre (including dog grooming) to just short of 10% of turnover as are Christmas decoration sales. Regular members of the GCA Centres of Excellence list and in the last 5 years been Garden Centre of the Year.

The search begins to find a new General Manager, hungry for success and ready to contribute to a 10 year plan, which will put Planters (Tamworth) into the top 10 centres for turnover (and profitability) in the UK.

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Bryan Cooper,  24 Aug 2016:
...Good Luck Stuart, not so sure the South West will be "easier"!!!

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