Hillier has announced new Horticultural Buyer for garden centres

After two years in Hillier Wholesale in the role of Senior Sales Manager, Adam Dorber makes the move to Hillier Garden Centres and will be taking on responsibility for the purchasing of horticultural products for the group. Read more

Adam Dorber

VegTrug wins silverware at the DIY Week Awards 2019

Brought together to celebrate the very best that the sector has to offer, the leading figures from the home improvement and gardening industry gathered on Friday, May 10 at The Tower Hotel in London for the 2019 DIY Week Awards. Read more

L-r: Katie Wood & Richard Diaper, VegTrug with Colin Petty, former DIY Week Publisher.

Westcountry to welcome GCA members for 2020 conference

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced that the location of its 2020 annual conference is to be Bristol. The GCA's annual event will be held at the Mercure Bristol, Grand Hotel from January 26 until 29. Read more

Mike Burks, GCA Chairman Elect for 2020/21.

Garden centre accountant given suspended sentence for stealing £76k

Birmingham live reports on the case of a long-serving garden centre accountant who stole £76,000 to pay for booze and gambling. Read more

New unified outdoor range helps B&Q growth in first quarter

Kingfisher reports that first quarter sales of unified ranges continue to grow ahead of non-unified ranges. The new outdoor range was rolled out to all markets with a global marketing campaign. Read more

Denia ‘unique’ outdoor furniture range

New Wisley plant centre to have biggest range of unusual plants

The new Welcome building that opens next month at the RHS Wisley garden will sell more unusual and rare plants from one place than anywhere else in the UK. Read more

Kingfisher unwraps GoodHome, its future for DIY

CEO, Veronique Laury has unveiled GoodHome, the project driven future for B&Q in the UK as part of the unified, digital Kingfisher. Read more

Apprentice of the year winner from Bransford Webbs!

Apprentice of the Year was awarded at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival last Friday, and was won by Bransford Webbs Thomas Everard. Thomas, who is in the second year of his apprenticeship scheme, was presented with the award by Monty Don, during the show. Read more

Thomas Everard collecting his award

Wyevale sells another GC and calls time on Central Distribution

Wyevale Garden Centres has sold Worthing Ferring to Cobbins Nursery.  It is also to end its central distribution contract with XPO. Read more

Nova Outdoor Living appoints Gordon & Caroline Vass as Scottish agents

Nova Outdoor Living is pleased to announce that they have appointed Gordon and Caroline Vass to represent their brand in Scotland. Read more

 Caroline Vass

Henry Bell creates a new division and announces a raft of appointments

Henry Bell, the family-owned and leading quality pet and wild bird food producer, has set up a dedicated division to support its newly launched Henry Bell Wild Bird Care brand and also bolstered its ranks with a number of high profile appointments to support the brand’s growth. Read more

Tony Clare

One hundred Plant Healthy self-assessments completed

One hundred businesses have now completed the Plant Healthy self-assessment checklist. Each of these businesses have received a free report to help improve their plant health and biosecurity practises. Read more

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