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

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

HTA appoints Director of Policy and Communications

The HTA has appointed James Clark as Director of Policy and Communications. Read more

The HTA has appointed James Clark as Director of Policy and Communications.

E. P. Barrus expands merchandising team to further support garden centres and retailers

Leading garden tools and accessories supplier E. P. Barrus has expanded its merchandising team to meet demand as the business continues to grow. Read more

E. P Barrus’ Merchandising team

Hambrooks has a Gardening Hero

This April, National Garden Gift Vouchers (NGGV) recognises Frankie Banting from Hambrooks as a Gardening Hero. Read more

Hambrooks has a Gardening Hero

New senior appointments and increased investment in training & development

Zest 4 Leisure has announced a number of senior level appointments to broaden capabilities at management level, and an increased investment in training and development to support its future growth. Read more

Jennifer Allen, Logistics/Systems Improvement Co-ordinator

Harriet joins Wyevale Nurseries as Sales Trainee

Harriet Andrews from May Hill in Gloucestershire has recently joined Wyevale Nurseries, one of the largest family-run wholesale nurseries in the UK as a Sales Trainee. Read more

Harriet Andrews

Matthew celebrates on 3-wheels at Bents

When the MD of Bents wanted to do something a bit different to continue the celebrations for the Centre’s success at this year’s GCA awards, no-one expected him to suggest a rickshaw Read more

Matthew Bent

Stax Trade Centres make key appointment to sales team

Leading gardening and DIY wholesaler Stax Trade Centres has revealed details of another major appointment which will see Mark Hallows take on the role of area sales representative covering the north west region. Read more

Mark Hallows will take on the role of area sales representative covering the north west region

Garden centre staff selected to attend IGCA Congress

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust recently selected Emma Lamb from Barton Grange Garden Centre and Sam Clark from Cowell's Garden Centre to attend this year's International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress. Read more

Emma Lamb and Will Clark - Barton Grange Garden Centre

Emily joins Wyevale Nurseries as HR Manager

Emily Wright from Martley on the Worcestershire-Herefordshire boarder has recently joined one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries as its HR Manager. Read more

Emily Wright, HR Manager at Wyevale Nurseries

Memorial service for Mike Dunnett

Details announced for a memorial service for Mike Dunnett on Tuesday 16th April at St Peters Church. Martley, Worcestershire. Read more

Green-tech’s specification department expands to meet specifiers needs

Green-tech has a team of specification professionals, known as the gtSpecifier team.  They focus on technical specification and create landscape solutions for Landscape Architects, Contractors and Garden Designers. Read more

The gt Specifier team

Family announces the death of Mike Dunnett

Mike Dunnett, a well known and greatly respected industry pioneer, who was MD of Blakedown Nurseries for many years has died today, Tuesday 26th March 2019. Read more

Mike Dunnett

Veronique Laury to leave Kingfisher

Veronique Laury the Group CEO of Kingfisher is to leave along with 2 other executives. The announcement coincided with news of a fall in profits at group that owns B&Q and Castorama in France. Read more

Véronique Laury

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

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

DLF’s Tasha Redman swaps lawn seed for lycra

Move over Bradley Wiggins, step aside Tom Daley: the UK gardening industry has a new athletic champion. Tasha Redman, consumer customer service representative at DLF, was crowned 14th in the world at Aquabike at the ITU Multisport World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. Read more

Tasha Redman with medal

Kara Kennedy joins Tildenet Gardenware

Kara Kennedy has joined the Tildenet team as National Key Account Manager working across all their Gardenware brands. Read more

Kara Kennedy has joined the Tildenet team as National Key Account Manager

Artevasi announce new UK Sales Director

Artevasi, leading European manufacturer and distributor of quality pots and containers, are pleased to announce that James Brindle has joined the Artevasi family. Read more

Neudorff expands UK team

Weed, Feed and control brand, Neudorff has expanded its team with the addition of office administrator, Sally Rogers. Read more

Sally Rogers

2019 GIMA Awards judging panel confirmed

As the GIMA Awards gets set to celebrate its 39th  anniversary in 2019 (July 4th, Celtic Manor), this year’s judging panel has been confirmed. Read more

NedFox continues to expand in the UK

Dave Everett, an industry expert for many years in ePOS, Retail Management and Online Trading has joined the NedFox-UK team Read more

Dave Everett

Perennial team grows with new corporate partnerships role

Perennial has appointed Phil Swainston as Corporate Development Manager to develop its partnerships within the industry. Read more

Phil Swainston, Corporate Development Manager

GIMA announces new council

GIMA has announced the appointment of four new Council members following their appointment at the recent AGM, which took place on 10th April at Ettington Chase Hotel, Warwickshire. Read more

Hillier welcomes Adam Dunnett to its board of directors

Hillier Nurseries is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Dunnett to its board of directors, effective from 4th April 2019. He will also continue in his role as amenity sales director. Read more

Adam Dunnett appointed to Hillier's board of directors

Adrian King appointed as new sales representative

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company are proud to announce the appointment of Adrian King 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

Adrian King

SWGS Scholarship spots student talent

Student, Kobus Stander, has won a £2,000 South West Growers Show (SWGS) Sponsored Scholarship. Read more

Kobus Stander - SWGS Sponsored Scholarship winner

Paul Grinsell to leave as BHETA restructures

Following the purchase of Brooke House Exhibitions, BHETA is to restructure with Will Jones as COO and Clare Holland as finance director. Read more

Paul Grinsell

New team member at Provender Nurseries.

The team at Provender Nurseries would like to introduce our newest cash and carry team member Natalie Fairs. Read more

Natalie Fairs - Gold Medal Hampton Court 2018

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