The most recent addition to the AMES UK Director team

The most recent addition to the AMES UK Director team is Matt Wilson who joined the business in September.  Matt’s confident that AMES UK – before the addition of Apta - will break the £50m barrier in 2020. Read more

Matthew Wilson

New role for Rachel at Suffolk Seedsman

Mr Fothergill’s are pleased to announce a significant promotion for long-standing and valued member of staff, Rachel Cole. With immediate effect Rachel will be promoted to the new position of Seeds Manager. Read more

Rachel Cole

Nine reasons to visit Glee at Spring Fair

The leading showcase for home, gift, garden and lifestyle brands. Spring Fair is the UK’s number one Home and Gift fair, and Glee’s second edition at the show continues to further cement this reputation. Read more

BBC comedian to return to compere GCA awards dinner

Stand-up comedian and comedy writer Jo Caulfield will be returning to compere the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) conference awards’ dinner this month (January, 2020). Read more

Jo Caulfield

Sue Allen steps into the shoes of John Ashley at Greenfingers

Sue Allen has succeeded John Ashley as chair of Greenfingers, the industry backed charity that creates gardens at children’s hospices to cheer patients and their families. Read more

Richard Jackson, Sue Allen and John Ashley

GCA conference attendees to learn about mindfulness from Buddhist monk

A Buddhist monk who specialises in teaching mindfulness meditation will be taking to the stage at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in Bristol this month (January 26 until 29, 2020). Read more

Thubten will be teaching about mindfulness meditation.

Mike Burks to take over as GCA Chairman for 2020/21

Mike Burks will take over as Garden Centre Association (GCA) Chairman for 2020/21 at the start of the organisation’s annual conference from next week (January 27, 2020). Read more

Mike Burks

Spencer Goodall to join Garden Pride Team!

Garden Pride are pleased to say that Spencer Goodall has joined the team as the new sales agent for the South West! Read more

Spencer Goodall

Garden centre sales grew 4.5% in 2019

Christmas sales fell in December, but overall turnover was marginally up according to the GCA.  Annually sales grew by 4.5% with catering the fastest growing category. Read more

Catering at Haskins Ferndown

Caulders buys Loch Lomond Homes & Gardens Centre

Caulders Garden Centres is to buy Loch Lomond Homes and Garden, bringing the number of garden centres in the Central Scotland group to eight.  Read more

Colin Barrie

Haskins to open Snowhill within weeks

Haskins' new Snowhill Garden Centre is to have a soft opening in mid-February before a formal ribbon cutting in March. Read more

In the plant area: Warren Haskins, David Lilly - Snowhill general manager and MD Julian Winfield

As Green-tech put the BRAKE on employee driving

2019 was a very busy year for Green-tech, who attended 48 trade shows, awards ceremonies and exhibitions. The events were located all over the UK, ranging from the company’s home town of Harrogate to further afield in London, Edinburgh and Cornwall. Read more

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