Davidson Richards and Garden Connect to develop Scan & Go App

Davidson Richards and Garden Connect are proud to announce the companies have agreed to a partnership to develop joint solutions. Read more

Successful Kipster commissioned Smiemans to build a second location

At the end of 2017, the most animal, human and environmentally friendly farm for laying hens in the world was opened. Since then, Kipster has won many national and international prizes. Due to the success, a new location will be built, this time in Beuningen. Smiemans Projecten, builder of innovative glass constructions, will start with the construction in the fall. Read more

Kipster

Time-saving online Grotto ticket sales via Garden Connect

We're in the middle of Spring, but successful garden centres plan ahead and are already thinking about Christmas. Are you still handling your Grotto tickets manually? Stop wasting your time & money and start selling your Grotto tickets online! Read more

How are you going to sell your Grotto tickets in 2019?

PR – a necessity or nice to have?

Why not give us a call to find out more. No obligation. But give PR a chance. Your business’ reputation deserves it. Read more

Marc Rosenberg, Cassie King, Kimberley Hornby and Robbie Cummings.

After many changes in the law, did you know…?

A company can be held responsible for an employee’s behaviour on social media and travel from home to the first meeting should be paid for. GIMA members hear about many recent changes in legislation. Read more

5 things you didn’t know about e-commerce

The UK is the number 1 online shopping country of the world. Brits are spending more online than any other population in the world so there are plenty of opportunities for you to make that next step forward. In this article Garden Connect shows you 5 things you might not have known but can be very valuable for you. Read more

Nick Cash Agencies

A whole new approach to selling to Garden Centres. NCA work on a consultative approach not just pushing the company who you work for. Read more

Mediation

Mediation is an effective tool for tackling a wide range of property and commercial
issues. It involves a neutral third party, assisting the conflicting parties to reach a
conclusion to their dispute themselves. Read more

Business is blooming for Ansell Garden Centre in their new building

A case study: In November 2016 Newspan shared the industry’s shock to see Ansell Garden Centre appearing in the headlines for being destroyed by a devastating fire and where it is today. Read more

Van Hage commissioned Smiemans to completely renovate Great Amwell

The 30 year old garden centre at Great Amwell in Ware will be completely renovated by Smiemans Projecten. More than 3,000m2 of the flagship store for Van Hage will get a new roof and air vents. Read more

Garden Connect launches new webshop Provender Nurseries

Garden Connect has renewed the webshop of wholesaler Provender  Nurseries. Provender has an 18-acre site in Kent and is working solely for wholesale customers. Garden Connect has built a new webshop for trade customers to place orders. The new webshop is integrated with the TopSys-IT ERP system. Read more

Garden Connect renews webshop at Frosts Garden Centres

Garden Connect has launched the new webshop of Frosts Garden Centres, prior to the start of the 2019 Spring Season. The webshop is fully integrated with the OpSuite EPoS provided by DavRich. Read more

Chris Ramsden and Lolly Lee are moving to new jobs

Chris Ramsden is leaving Suttons for Hozelock at the end of February and Lolly Lee is leaving Gardman for Petface. Read more

Chris Ramsden

Ex-Notcutts trio unite to make Skylark Nurseries fly

“Being a nurseryman can be a lonely occupation.” So says Paul Masters, owner of fledgling nursery Skylark, who has enlisted the help of two former Notcutts colleagues. Read more

L-R Paul Masters, Neville Stein and Andrew Staff

Two garden centres sign for new extensions at Glee

There was double success for Smiemans at Glee as two garden centres signed contracts for new buildings. Read more

Charlie Groves signs for a new Smiemans building

Meet the team at Malcolm Scott

Meet the team at Malcolm Scotts, Chartered Planning and Development Consultants, who can help on all aspects of planning negotiations and applications. Read more

L-R: Faisal Ishaq, Chris Primett, Malcolm Scott, Tracy Hubbard, Fiona Wiggins, Alex Ginés Heiwegen

Sales & Marketing consultancy

Having spent the last 20 years working for Stewart, Nigel Thompson has launched his own Sales & Marketing consultancy, Nigel Thompson & Associates Limited. Read more

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