Richard Harding dies peacefully at home

It is with great sadness that the Four Oaks family announces the death of owner Richard Harding age 77. Richard passed away peacefully at home last night. Read more

Richard Harding

40 new members for GIMA

GIMA enters 2022 with over 40 new members and an unrivalled portfolio of business support tools. Read more

 £2m+ reward for Choice Members

Choice Marketing members are celebrating their best ever year with group turnover of £150+m.  Before Christmas a huge interim rebate of over £2m was paid out to its members. Read more

Choice members and suppliers at last year's conference

Spring Fair announces inspiring Retail Stage Programme

Spring Fair, the UK's most diverse, vibrant, and exciting wholesale marketplace for home, gift, and fashion, has announced the Inspiring Retail Stage content programme which delivers a schedule packed full of incredible speakers, as well as inspiring and informative insights, industry awards, and the essential trends for 2022 and beyond. Read more

Green & Blacks Jo Fairley

VegTrug announce the promotion of Operations Director

VegTrug are very pleased to announce the promotion of Richard Diaper to Operations Director with effect from January 1st 2022.
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Richard Diaper, Operations Director

Darlac appoints Damian McEvoy as Technical Lead

Darlac, the cutting tools experts, are delighted to announce the appointment of Damian McEvoy as Technical Lead to strengthen the firm’s in-house product development capability. Read more

Zest celebrates two year grand total fundraising for Macmillan

Garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest is celebrating two years of successful charity challenges for Macmillan Cancer Support, raising over £16,000 during 2021, resulting in a grand total of £25,819.99. Read more

Jury fails to reach verdict on Michael Hall charge

A Bradford Jury has been dismissed after it failed to reach a verdict on a charge of manslaughter by gross negligence against Deco-Pak MD Michael Hall.  Read more

New Head of Sales and team expansion at Hartman

Increasing its headcount by over 40%, Hartman has invested in all areas of the business.  The most senior appointment at Hartman is Head of Sales – David Cotgrave. Read more

New Head of Sales – David Cotgrave

Hillier Buys Ducks Hill Garden Centre

Hillier has bought its 19th garden centre, Ducks Hill in Ruislip.  This extends its presence in the south and west of London after the opening of Syon last year. Read more

Hillier Garden Centre, Ruislip

New Lincoln Garden Centre opens

Mike Frecklington has today opened a new garden centre, Cherry Tree Garden Centre and Coffee Shop near Lincoln. Read more

Deco-Pak found guilty of corporate manslaughter

Deco-Pak has been found guilty of corporate manslaughter after the death of an employee in 2017.  Director Rod Slater has been cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence. Read more

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