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

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

Peter Seabrook has died, suddenly

Peter Seabrook, MBE, died suddenly on Friday of a heart attack.  At 86 he was campaigning for UK growers till the end. Read more

Peter Seabrook.  photo: Howard Walker

Big changes at MorePeople

21 years after co-founding MorePeople with Guy Moreton, Peter Hunt has retired from the business. Read more

HTA bolsters support to membership with new appointments for 2022

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is to offer its members an even greater level of support thanks to investment in the technical and professional skillset of its staff. Read more

David Lydiat

CBE for Plant Health Chief

Professor Nicola Jane Horsley, known within the industry as Nicola Spence has been awarded CBE in the New Year’s Honours list. Read more

Nicola Spence

New sales director at Trans-Continental Group Ltd (SnowTime & SunTime)

Lee Kennerley formally Head of Garden & Leisure at RSW International Ltd re-joins Trans-Continental Group Ltd in January, as Sales Director. Read more

Lee Kennerley

Top economist announced as a key speaker at GCA conference in 2022

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced that leading economist Roger Martin-Fagg will be speaking at its 56th annual conference in Blackburn this January (January 23 until 26, 2022). Read more

Roger Martin-Fagg will be speaking at its 56th annual conference.

Mabon’s fresh and sustainable approach

Phil Mabon has launched his own business, MABON Design and Print Ltd, specialising in design, marketing and sustainable print solutions. Read more

Phil Mabon

The Real Soil Company appoints new Business Development Manager

Following the successful launch of The Real Soil Company and its benchmark-setting SuperSoil organic topsoil, the company has recently appointed James Romaine as the company’s first Business Development Manager. Read more

Simon Hedley & James Romaine

Dennis van der Lubbe to leave The Flower Council of Holland

Dennis van der Lubbe will be leaving the Flower Council of Holland (FCH) on 31 December. He has been the Managing Director since March 2018. Read more

Dennis van der Lubbe will be leaving the Flower Council of Holland

Tamsin Westhorpe appointed editor of Inside Horticulture magazine

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of horticultural journalist Tamsin Westhorpe as editor of its flagship member magazine, Inside Horticulture.  Read more

Tamsin Westhorpe

Hillier welcomes new sales manager to amenity team

Hillier Nurseries is pleased to announce the expansion of its Amenity team, following two record-breaking years of sales, with the appointment of Gareth Ashenhurst. Read more

Tracy Wathen Jones, Gareth Ashenhurst & Gemma Seikus

3 senior appointments at Dobbies

Dobbies seeks to boost its leadership team with the appointment of 2 new directors from outside the garden sector and a head of buying from the RHS. Read more

Tim Hollis

Southern Trident appoints new Digital and E-Commerce Manager

Southern Trident is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Digital and E-Commerce Manager. Alistair Williams has joined the company to help develop, lead and manage all the commercial and marketing activities of the company’s online networks. Read more

New Digital and E-Commerce Manager. Alistair Williams.

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

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

Durston Garden Products remember Jim Kelly

Durston Garden Products is extremely saddened to announce the passing away of its much-loved sales agent, James (Jim) Kelly, who died in late 2021, aged 84 years. Read more

Jim Kelly

Hossein Arshadi retires from Hillier

After more than 40 years of working for Hillier Nurseries, Hossein Arshadi has retired from his position as board member and Hillier Trees Amenity Director. Read more

Hossein Arshadi

Jeff Carter promoted to Associate Director

Azpects Ltd is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Carter from Technical Manager to Associate Director. Jeff remains the lead for products and technical support at Azpects. Read more

Jeff Carter promoted to Associate Director.

GCA to welcome inclusion and diversity consultant at 2022 conference

Consultant, public speaker and author Linbert Spencer OBE will be presenting at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in Blackburn in January (January 23 until 26, 2022). Read more

Linbert Spencer OBE, Inclusion and Diversity consultant

Southern Trident appoints new Sustainability Supply Chain Manager

Southern Trident is delighted to announce the appointment of a new member of staff who will take on the new role of Sustainability Supply Chain Manager. Read more

New rep for the new year!

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company are proud to officially announce the appointment of Amanda Frankish as their new Sales Representative for the Northern territory, caring for and improving on an existing portfolio of accounts throughout the North of England and Scotland. Read more

Amanda Frankish

GARDENA continues to strengthen its sales team to support growing sales

After a record-breaking year and demand continuing to grow, GARDENA UK are strengthening their sales team to support the expanding customer base. Read more

New Head of Supply Chain for Imported Goods at Ames

Steve Seal has recently been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Supply Chain for Imported Goods for Kelkay, La Hacienda and Apta.  Read more

Steve Seal

Christmas humiliation for Boyd

Boyd Douglas-Davies has accepted the challenge from Natalie Porter to face 25 days of Christmas jumper humiliation all in the cause of Greenfingers. Read more

HTA report celebrates a year of achievement

Inaugural HTA report celebrates a year of achievements across carbon reduction, water resilience, sustainable growing media and plastics in horticulture. Read more

AIPH welcomes new board members

The General Meeting of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) concluded the online edition of the 73rd Annual Congress on 21 October. Read more

Azpects adds to sales team

Azpects Ltd, creators of EASYJoint, are pleased to welcome Emma Dallas to our Sales Department, as Regional Account Manager for Retail. Azpects specialise in developing and manufacturing products for creating and maintaining outdoor hard landscaping. Read more

Emma Dallas and Scott Westwood

Product development and innovation will drive business growth

After many months of focus on managing stock availability and coping with unprecedented demand for their core lines, AMES UK is now looking to the future with an exciting programme of new product innovation with the appointment of a product director. Read more

Caroline Elliot, Product Director

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