David Denny is to swim the Channel for Greenfingers

Read Dave Denny endures sunburn and furry tongue as he prepares to swim the Channel for Greenfingers in a few weeks. Read more

David Denny with his support boat

Michael Cole to retire from Notcutts

Michael Cole, former MD of Notcutts, is to retire next January after 38 years with the garden centres. Read more

Ann-Marie Powell withdraws from the London Flower Show 2016

Award-winning garden designer, TV presenter, journalist and author, Ann-Marie Powell has withdrawn as Creative Director for the inaugural London Flower Show, being held at Osterley Park this September. Read more

Ann-Marie Powell

3 of the 4 GCA inspectors step down

Ian Boardman, Andy Campbell and newly appointed Alyson Haywood are standing down from their roles as GCA inspectors this year (2016). Only Roger Crookes will continue as the GCA begins the search for replacements. Read more

Alyson Haywood

Weber® appoints new Country Manager

Weber® barbecues has appointed a new Country Manager to drive the brand’s investment in the UK market. Read more

François Lepeltier

Wyevale Nurseries’ staff receive long service medals

HRH Princess Anne presented three members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford recently (June, 2016) with medals to honour their long service to the company. Read more

(L-r) IT and Stock Control Manager at Wyevale Nurseries, James Mattock, Maintenance Engineer, Graham

HR specialist gains first major retail client

Gemma Murphy, the founder of Ringwood based View HR, has been appointed by Stewarts Garden Centres to consult and support the business as it prepares to expand in Southern England. Read more

Gemma Murphy and Terry Head.

Durstons announce National Sales Manager

Somerset based Durston Garden Products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Walker as its National Sales Manager. Read more

 Jerry Walker, National Sales Manager.

New manager welcomes you to Squire’s in Stanmore

Ryan Bailey has been promoted to Manager at Squire’s Garden Centre in Stanmore.  He has been with Squire’s for 3 years and was previously Assistant Manager at Squire’s in Twickenham before taking up the same role at Squire’s in Stanmore. Read more

Ryan Bailey has been promoted to Manager at Squire’s Garden Centre in Stanmore.

Caroline Tatham to host talk at Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Day

The founder and Principal at the Cotswold Gardening School has been announced as one of the guest speakers at an Open Day being held this month (June, 2016) at a nursery in Hereford. Read more

Dining in the digital age, opportunities with coffee, allergies and nutrition on the workshop menu at HTA Catering Conference

It’s not too late to sign up for the HTA Catering Conference, exhibition and dinner, which takes place on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 June at The Belfry Hotel and Resort, near Sutton Coldfield. Read more

Caroline Benjamin MIH, Director, Food Allergy Training Consultancy

Toolbank promotes Paul Maxwell to Sales Director

Following Simon Bicknell’s switch to the position of Marketing Development Director, Toolbank has promoted Paul Maxwell to the position of Sales Director for UK and Ireland. Read more

Paul Maxwell, Sales Director

New Sales Agents for Meadow View Stone

Meadow View Stone has strengthened its support for its stockists with the appointment of two new Sales Agents. Read more

Mark Rogers

Peewee the parrot welcomes Kirk Rothwell to the Bucktons brood 

Peewee the parrot welcomed newcomer Kirk Rothwell during his first few weeks as Bucktons Brand Manager. Read more

Kirk Rothwell with Peewee

Green-tech’s headcount is on the rise

Green-tech has announced that it has strengthened its team once more.  Four new faces join the team at their newly built premises at Rabbit Hill Business Park in North Yorkshire. Read more

L to R: James McNeill, Mandy Shires, Sharon Finlayson and Josh Forster.

Glendale Horticulture welcomes back Andy Dyer

Glendale Horticulture welcomes back Andy Dyer this month as a National Account Manager. Read more

Andy Dyer

Crest adds to creative team

Crest Garden has announced the appointment of two key brand roles to accelerate the development of Flopro and Kent & Stowe. Read more

Natalie Stubbington, Product Manager for Flopro

New chief executive for Dobbies UPDATED

Dobbies’ new owners have appointed a former commercial director of B&Q as its new chief executive. More recently John Cleland was CEO of Maplin. Read more

John Cleland

Carla is named Apprentice of the Year

Carla Nash who works at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has recently been announced as the Midland Regional Growers’ Apprentice of the Year. Read more

David Domoney presents Carla Nash with her glass trophy.

La Hacienda sales agent Ivor Stepney retires

La Hacienda announce the retirement of Ivor Stepney, one of their long serving regional sales agents. Read more

Ivor Stepney

Tim Vine to Host a full house at the GIMA Awards

With bookings for this year’s GIMA Awards exceeding all expectations those lucky enough to have bagged a spot will be entertained by top comedian, TV celebrity and actor Tim Vine. Read more

Tim Vine, this year's host at the GIMA Awards

Deborah Skillicorn steps down at Greenfingers

Deborah Skillicorn is to step down from her position as Charity Director of Greenfingers, it has been announced today.  After over eight years in the role Deborah is leaving to pursue consultancy work across the charity industry and beyond. Read more

Deborah Skillicorn

Tillington Group of Garden Centres announce new Chairman

There is a new Chairman of the Tillington Buying Group, following the retirement after 16 successful years of Harry McDermid. Read more

Harry McDermid wishing Dennis good luck in his new role

New manager welcomes you to Squire’s in Long Ditton

Anne Dedman is the new manager at Squire’s Garden Centre in Long Ditton. Anne joined Squire’s in September 2001 as a part-time till operator, and has worked her way up though the company thanks to the support and training provided by Squire’s. Read more

Gardman appoints operations director to define future strategy

Matthew Payne joins Gardman as Operations Director following his role as European Head of Distribution at Scotts Miracle-Gro.  Read more

Matthew Payne, Operations Director, Gardman

E P Barrus strengthens garden retail arm

E P Barrus is pleased to welcome a new member to further extend their successful garden division sales team. Read more

Dickies appoint a new UK sales director

Rob Haines, who has been leading the way as regional sales director, has been overseeing the main UK accounts now steps into the role of UK sales director. Read more

Rob Haines

New MD at Squire’s Garden Centres 

Martin Breddy has started his new role as Managing Director at Squire’s Garden Centres, following the retirement of Dennis Espley. Read more

Colin Squire, Martin Breddy and Sarah Squire

Director appointed at the growing Stewarts Garden Centres

Terry Head has been appointed as Director at Stewarts Garden Centres after 4 years with the family owned horticultural business.  Read more

Martin Stewart with new Director Terry Head

EFIA announces expansion of its development committee

The European Fencing Industry Association (EFIA) has announced the expansion of its development committee. Read more

EFIA Chairman, Bernard Kilbride

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