Nils Steinmeyer becomes Group CFO of The Garden Centre Group

Nils was a Finance Director at Terra Firma with responsibility for The Garden Centre Group and has been a member of The Garden Centre Group’s board since the date of acquisition.  He now becomes Group Chief Finance Officer. Read more

John Woods Nurseries announces appointment of non-executive Chairman

John Woods Nurseries has announced the appointment of Tim Cooper Jones as non-executive chairman. Read more

New Sales Executive for Scotland & NW England area

Suttons Seeds are pleased to announce the appointment of their new Sales Executive for the Scotland and NW England area. Read more

Alan Titchmarsh receives Pearson Memorial Medal at HTA Garden Futures Dinner

Alan Titchmarsh MBE,VMH, DL has been awarded the Pearson Memorial Medal at the HTA Garden Futures Conference dinner, in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the horticultural industry. Read more

New Gardman Team for B&Q

Gardman has announced the appointments of a new Senior National Acounts Manager and of a new role, a Category Project Manager, for B&Q. Read more

Nicholas Marshall leaves The Garden Centre Group

It has been announced that Nicholas Marshall stepped down as CEO of The Garden Centre Group earlier today. The company will be run by its new chairman, while a new CEO is recruited. See more... Read more

Rainer Schubert is new Sales Director for Scotts Miracle-Gro

Rainer Schubert has been promoted to Sales Director, Scotts Miracle-Gro Consumer UK Business Group. The appointment is effective from 1st October. Read more

Consumer specialist appointed Head of Bayer Garden

Darren Brown has been appointed Head of Bayer Garden.  His appointment builds on the company’s recent investment in the development of the Bayer Garden brand. 
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Solus wins Supplier of the Year at the 2012 Greatest Awards

Solus Garden & Leisure are pleased to announce that they were awarded the Supplier of the Year Award at the recent Greatest Awards. Read more

Gardman appoint New General Manager, China

Gardman has appointed Lars Hard as its new General Manager, China Read more

Bosmere appoint 3 new Area Managers

Following hot on the heels of the appointment of Glynn Davis as Key Account Manager, Bosmere Products Ltd announce the appointment of 3 new Area Managers all of whom are seasoned professionals in the Garden and Hardware industry. Read more

Niall O'Regan Joins First Franchise

First Franchise has employed retail concession specialist, Niall O’Regan MRICS, as they continue to expand and develop their successful garden centre concession business Read more

Natural Paving raced to raise £1,600 for Greenfingers

STAFF from one of the UK’s leading suppliers of ethically sourced natural stone landscaping products recently presented a cheque for £1,600 to a charity that creates gardens at children’s hospices nationwide. Read more

G7 Computer Services celebrate 20 years of perfecting EPOS Solutions for the Retail Industry

Starting with 7 employees G7 now employ 25 staff.  Those who have been with G7 from the very beginning and still play a key role in the day to day running of the business, include developers Mark Mason and Robert Craig and joint managing directors, Neil Biltcliffe and Keith Lucas.

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Nick Romano

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing away of Nick Romano on 28th August. Nick was a well liked and much respected Sales Agent in the garden industry, based in the South West. Our thoughts are with his daughters and family. Read more

The Garden Centre Group gets new CEO and finance director

The Garden Centre Group has announced the appointment of Kevin Bradshaw as chief executive officer and Nils Steinmeyer as chief financial officer. See more... Read more

Simon appointed new Manager for Haskins' Ferndown Garden Centre

Simon Morris from Bournemourth is appointed General Manager of Haskins' Ferndown Garden Centre. Read more

Titchmarsh continues as B&Q ambassador

Alan Titchmarsh, recent recipient of the HTA’s Pearson Memorial Medal, is to spread the green word on Facebook as the ambassador for B&Q. See more... Read more

Suttons Seeds raises £8,500 for Greenfingers

Staff at Suttons Seeds recently presented a cheque for £8,500 to a charity dedicated to creating gardens at children’s hospices nationwide. Read more

Haxnicks sales director moves to Smart Solar

Following last month’s announcement that Smart Solar is distributing the Haxnicks range of products across the UK, France and Germany, Smart Solar has announced the appointment of the former Haxnicks’ sales director Malcolm Andrews. Read more

Denis Chamberlain joins MorePeople as an Associate Director

MorePeople are delighted to announce that Denis Chamberlain has joined the MorePeople team as an Associate Director. Read more

Jekka McVicar to be President of the Herb Society 2013-2015

Currently a Patron of the Herb Society, Jekka McVicar takes up her new role as President from 1 January 2013. Read more

GCA names Wylie as Interim CEO

The GCA has parted company with Phil Slinger only months after his appointment as CEO. Iain Wylie takes on the role on an interim basis. See more… Read more

Smart Solar agrees exclusive licencing rights to distribute Haxnicks product range

Smart Solar is delighted to announce that with immediate effect it is distributing the Haxnicks range of products across the UK, France and Germany under an exclusive licensing deal. Read more

Talking points from Glee

Here are some of the talking points from Glee including the prospect of a peat shortage, the absence of the new chief executive of the GCA and unrest among sales agents. See more... Read more

Garden Centre Group hosts World's Biggest Coffee Morning

The country's largest garden centre group is backing Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ at its garden centres with restaurants this September (2012). Read more

Ex Virgin Chief to chair The Garden Centre Group

Stephen Murphy, who succeeded Richard Branson as group chief executive of Virgin becomes the new chairman of The Garden Centre Group. See more… Read more

HTA welcomes new Secretary of State for the Environment

The HTA welcomes the announcement today that Owen Paterson MP, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, has been appointed as the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Read more

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…

More shows means more work to be done, hence the addition of two new sales executives: Callum Mellis and Jordan Peters. Read more

Bosmere appoint new Key Account Manager

Bosmere Products Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Glynn Davis as Key Account Manager. Read more

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