Zest 4 Leisure Iron Men in Poland

Zest 4 Leisure Iron Men take on the Polish Iron Man challenge Read more

Steve Morgan on his bike

Sales person of the year

Stormafit Ltd are pleased to present the sale person of the year award to Richard and Nathan Foster Read more

GCA Trust award goes to Capel Manor student Sian

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust has recently (July, 2015) given out its annual award for Exceptional Plant Knowledge. Read more

 Sian Davis receives her GCA Trust award from Carol Paris, Chief Executive of the HTA

September thanksgiving service for Charles Notcutt

A service of Thanksgiving in memory of Charles Notcutt will be held on Friday 11th September 2015 at Woodbridge.  For details - Read more

Introducing our new technical advisor

Its nice to know that Suttons Seeds not only inspire new staff to join their company from as far afield as Lithuania and Seville, but also from their own region of Devon. Read more

Christine Loader, the new Suttons Technical Advisor

New President makes society history

For the first time in the history of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society the wife of a former President is following in her husband’s footsteps.   Read more

 Mrs Sarah York new proesident of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society

Isan Khan joins Gardeco!

Gardeco Ltd are delighted to welcome Isan Khan as the latest member of their sales force. Read more

John Ashley appointed as new Greenfingers chairman and Greenfingers launch ‘A Million Moments’ Appeal

John Ashley has today been officially named as the new Chairman of Greenfingers – the nationwide charity dedicated to creating inspiring outdoor spaces for children in hospices around the country also announce a major new appeal. Read more

John Ashley with outgoing Chairman Matthew Wilson

Rising Stars deliver during second Masterclass

The RISING Stars class of 2015 attended the second GCA/Westland Merchandising Masterclass of the programme at Barton Grange Garden Centre near Preston. Read more

Liz steps down from GCA’s inspector role

Garden Centre Association (GCA) inspector Liz Hutson is standing down from her role this year – with her final official engagement for the industry body at its annual conference next year (2016). Read more

Liz Hutson

Landscaper order books lengthen

A six month trading statement from Marshalls, the landscape and paving manufacturer, shows an 11% increase in sales and longer order books for installers.

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Meet the team at Malcolm Scott

Meet the team at Malcolm Scotts, Chartered Planning and Development Consultants, who can help on all aspects of planning negotiations and applications. Read more

L-R: Faisal Ishaq, Chris Primett, Malcolm Scott, Tracy Hubbard, Fiona Wiggins, Alex Ginés Heiwegen

Meet the Suttons Seeds team.  And next in line ...

Suttons Seeds have a secret weapon in their team, their man of mystery, Mike Manwaring, has an arsenal of special powers when it comes to data analysis and business intelligence. Read more

Rufus Hound to host GIMA Awards

Renown actor, presenter and comedian, Rufus Hound has been announced as the host of this year’s GIMA Awards. Read more

Rufus Hound has been announced as the host of this year’s GIMA Awards

It’s all grow at Briers with new additions to the team!

Industry update on new colleagues joining the business. Read more

Liam Walsh (Left) & Mike Cook (Right) sharing the (g)love…

Kelkay appoints Alan Sheppard to lead UK sales department

 

Alan Sheppard, a GIMA council member and garden retail industry professional with 27 years’ experience, has joined Kelkay to build on its close relationships with garden centre groups across the UK. Read more

Alan Sheppard

Kelkay appoints Richard Slade to senior management role 

Kelkay, the market-leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates, continues to grow as Richard Slade joins the company as building products divisional director. Read more

 Richard Slade joins Kelkay as building products divisional director

The death is announced of John Pearson, chairman and co-founder of Burston Nurseries

John Pearson, the chairman and co-founder of Burston Nurseries, Burston Rose & Garden Centre and Hertfordshire Fisheries in St Albans passed away on Saturday 25th July, aged 87. Read more

John Pearson in his beloved Spitfire

New lighting cuts annual running costs at Webbs by £29,000

Most garden centres don't realise how much money they could be saving by changing over to LED lighting.  Read more

Kelkay appoints Jonathan Wilson manufacturing manager

Kelkay, the market-leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates, has appointed Jonathan Wilson to the position of manufacturing manager. Read more

 Jonathan Wilson appointed as the new manufacturing manager

The changing retail landscape and the weather – on the agenda for HTA Garden Futures

Homebase Managing Director Echo Lu has joined the line-up for the HTA Garden Futures Conference which takes place on 30 September at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. Read more

Echo Lu

Bush Tucker Bent celebrates new look centre

Matthew Bent took first prize in the Bush Tucker Trial at a party to celebrate the new look Bents Garden & Home. Read more

MD Matthew Bent (R) tucks into the Bush Tucker

Introducing our new flower expert

Suttons Seeds have always been at the top of their game when it comes to sourcing superb flower varieties....and not just varieties either, their flower product managers have also been the pick of the bunch too! Read more

Charlotte Newitt, the Flower Product Manager

David Yardley is to succeed Bob Hewitt as CX of Klondyke

Garden centre group, Klondyke prepares the way for David Yardley to succeed Bob Hewitt as chief executive at the end of next year. Read more

Bob Hewitt (L) and David Yardley

Woodlodge expand their team

Chris Brookman has joined Woodlodge Products as their new Sales & Development Manager. Read more

Chris Brookman has joined Woodlodge as their new Sales & Development Manager.

Two new speakers announced for Plant Retailing - Fit for the Future?

Neil Grant, Ferndale Garden Centre and Graham Spencer, Plants for Europe are the latest speakers to join the line-up for Plant Retailing, Fit for the Future, sponsored by XL Horticulture, which takes place during the Ball Colegrave 2015 Summer Showcase 14th July 2015. Read more

Neil Grant

Charles Notcutt a pioneer of garden retail has died

Charles Notcutt has died peacefully at home, aged 81.  He was a pioneer in establishing retail garden centres and the production of container grown plants in the UK.    Read more

Wyevale Nurseries staff receive long service medals

Members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford were recently (June, 2015) presented with medals to honour their long service to the company. Read more

Long service medals, Wyevale Nurseries

Green-tree team expands

The Green-tree team has expanded with the arrival of Anna Wilcox who joins the team as an Operations Assistant. Read more

Anna Wilcox, Operations assistant, Green-tech

Meet The Suttons Seeds Team...

Suttons Seeds has a committed and experienced team behind it, with staff of varied and exceptional talent – who are planting seeds for a  brighter future and Suttons is blossoming! Read more

 Neil Woodrow a Chartered Accountant, has joined as our Commercial Director at Suttons

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