New, PetQuip role for Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn, a lead figure in the garden trade press for many years is to become the trade association manager for PetQuip, a stable mate of Gardenex. See more... Read more

Suttons Seeds heralds in 2013 with a new trial ground

A new trial ground will provide Suttons Seeds with more space for new variety and growing technique trialling as well as opportunities for putting on events for the public and the press. See more... Read more

South Yorkshire fish food manufacturer nets its first business award

New Era Aquaculture, the Thorne based company revolutionising the fish food market, is celebrating its first business award, confident that it may not be its last! Read more

Movers and Shakers – People making the news at Dog Rocks Ltd

Dog Rocks are an exciting and proven 100% natural product used to help prevent urine burn patches appearing on your lawn, shrubs and box hedge as a result of dog, bitch and pet urine. Read more

Mark Pearson steps down as CEO of Gardman

Mark Pearson has stepped down as CEO of Gardman after completing the restructuring of the business, by mutual agreement. See more... Read more

40 years celebrated as one of the UK’s first garden centres

Forty years ago the term Garden Centre was virtually unknown in the UK when Warren Haskins, who had just taken over the family retail nursery business after his father’s death, decided to open a small garden centre shop at Tricketts Cross in Ferndown. Read more

Alan Goddard - UPDATED

It is with tremendous sadness that we have to pass on the very difficult news that Alan Goddard passed away on Friday the 11th of January.   I'm sure many of you know he'd faced a long and very difficult battle, and there's no doubt he'd fought on as much as anyone could. Read more

Golden service

Pennells Garden Centres recently marked the long service of a member of staff at their Lincoln centre with a presentation.

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Nicola Beet joins Gardman as Category Manager

Nicola Beet has recently been appointed Category Manager for Pet Care at Gardman. Nicola takes up this new role following the Pet Care category launch in June last year. Read more

Neil Fishlock Joins Decco

Neil Fishlock has been appointed as Supplier Relations Manager at Decco, the UK’s largest wholesaler of DIY, Garden and Household products. Read more

William Sinclair appoints new National Account Manager

William Sinclair Horticulture Limited, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of growing media, has further strengthened its Retail Sales team with the recruitment of Nick Poole as an additional National Account Manager. Read more

Seed Developments' resident garden expert

RHS judge and award-winning garden designer Andrew Wilson becomes Seed Developments' resident garden expert giving his reflections on 2012 and trends for 2013. Read more

Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew coming to Writtle College

The Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, will be coming to Writtle College in January. Read more

Steve Harper leaves Vital Earth

Steve Harper is leaving his role as managing director of Vital Earth after five years in the post. Read more

New show director appointed for Totally DIY & Totally Tools

Brintex, organisers of the Totally DIY & Totally Tools shows, has appointed a new show director to run the shows in their new home at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Read more

RHS reaches new heights as 400,000th member joins

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has achieved its highest membership numbers ever, welcoming the landmark 400,000th member to the gardening charity at its flagship RHS Garden Wisley, in Surrey, on Friday 1 February 2013. Read more

Dylan Cole joins Glencrest Seatex Ltd

Dylan Cole formerly with Alexander Rose has joined Glencrest Seatex as their business development manager. Dylan has many years experience in the garden furniture business. He is looking forward to his new challenge. Read more

Dave saves the day, despite the snow

Q Lawns stockist, David Fisher who is based in the Midlands received an unusual request last week.  Despite the region being under a thick blanket of snow and ice, he received an order for some turf that needed to be delivered next day. Read more

A new sales & marketing director for Suttons Seeds

David Arnold, sales and marketing director for Suttons Seeds, is taking early retirement on 29th February to pursue other business and personal interests. Read more

New Era promotes successful sales manager to sales director

In return for Tom Noble’s impressive performance at New Era Aquaculture, the award-winning fish food manufacturer in Thorne, South Yorkshire has promoted him from sales manager to sales director. Read more

Craig Keyworth of Scotts Miracle-Gro helps cure blood cancer mile by mile

Craig Keyworth, Regional Sales Manager from Scotts Miracle-Gro, will face the challenge of a lifetime when he runs the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 21st April. Craig is raising money for Anthony Nolan, the pioneering charity that helps cure blood cancer by matching patients with bone marrow donors. Read more

Sylvia clocks up 25 years of service

An employee at one of the UK’s largest horticultural design and print companies is celebrating this month (January, 2013) after clocking up 25 years of dedicated service to the business.  Sylvia Cooper, office and operations manager at Floramedia, is the longest serving team member at the Colchester-based company. Read more

Garden Centre Group CEO to speak at GCA

The industry will have its first opportunity to hear the new CEO of The Garden Centre Group when he speaks at the GCA conference later this month. See more... Read more

Smart Solar celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Smart Solar, the solar garden product specialist, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013. Smart Solar manufactures and distributes solar powered lighting and water features to garden centres, retailers and mail order companies across the UK, Europe and the USA. Read more

Botanic Garden names new Director

Dr Beverley Glover has been named as the new Director of Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Dr Glover will take up the post, and the associated Professorship of Plant Systematics and Evolution to which she has been elected, in July 2013. Read more

Suttons Seeds Gain A New Managing Director For 2013

Suttons Seeds of Paignton will be heralding in 2013 with a new Managing Director.  The current MD, Cecile Cuzenic, has been promoted to become Deputy CEO for Limagrain Field Seeds Division and will move to the headquarters in Clermont Ferrand in France, and will be leaving Suttons at the end of January. Read more

New Year - New Jobs

An acquisition by Decco's parent has lead to a new job for Charlie Lacey. His role has been taken by Neil Fishlock, whose previous job will be filled by Steve Guy. See more... Read more

Gardenforum’s Review of 2012

Here’s a summary of the news that has filled the Gardenforum pages in 2012. It is dominated by the impact of the weather and perhaps the economy. The story is open to all our readers. See more... Read more

Bord na Móna UK appoints Claire as Business Development Manager

Bord na Móna UK has appointed Claire Ball as Business Development Manager to cover the South West area.   Read more

Floramedia appoints a new Account Manager

Jo Davey from Suffolk has this month (December, 2012) been appointed as a new Account Manager for Floramedia. Read more

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