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

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

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

Robin retires after 39 years at Wyevale Nurseries

Robin Trumper from Hereford celebrated his retirement yesterday (Wednesday, March 20, 2019) after 39 years of service at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries.  Read more

Robin Trumper - Wyevale Nurseries

Meindert Klem, our new International Account Manager

Meindert Klem has joined Thermoflor as the new International Account Manager. Read more

Meindert Klem

Jane joins GCA’s team of inspectors

The Garden Centre Association has this month welcomed Jane Lawler as its new inspector. Jane, who has more than 35 years’ experience in marketing and business development, will be responsible for inspecting member garden centres in North Thames, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Read more

Jane Lawler, GCA Inspector

Horticulture apprentice hones skills in Trust garden

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) student meets MSP at the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Read more

(L-r) MSP for West Scotland Ken Macintosh, Eilidh Fletcher and Simon Jones.

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

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

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

Swan appoints Rob Gentles as Chief Commercial Officer

Swan have appointed seasoned professional, Rob Gentles, as Chief Commercial Officer to further strengthen Swan’s position in the Retail Solutions market. Rob has extensive retail experience working with small and large retailers in all sectors. Read more

Rob Gentles, Chief Commercial Officer of Swan Retail.

Commercial horticulture benefits through award of BPOA Peter Seabrook Bursary

Student, James Pike, has won a £1,000 British Protected Ornamentals Association – Peter Seabrook Bursary. Read more

James Pike win BPOA Peter Seabrook Bursary

Briers team joins Smart

Smart Garden Products is delighted to confirm that a number of staff have joined Smart from Briers. Read more

Tara Truman

Garden centre pioneer Michael Cooling has died

Michael Cooling, who died last week, was very proud to collect the first ever Horticulture Week “Retail Nursery of the Year” award in 1997 and the GCA Garden Centre of the Year in 2005. Read more

Michael Cooling, how to get the best from the new Fisons Grow Bag in the 1970s

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