The 140 horticultural and catering staff at Haskins’ Ferndown Garden Centre have a new boss. Simon Morris from Bournemouth, who has 27 years’ experience in retail, is appointed General Manager of the popular garden centre.
Simon joined DIY chain B&Q in 1985 and has worked within many local B&Q stores as a Unit Manager. Recently he worked as a Project Manager for B&Q at the Company’s head office based in Chandlers Ford.
Haskins’ Chief Executive Julian Winfield said that the company is delighted to welcome Simon to their management team: “Simon’s broad experience will be well received by everyone involved in the business and will continue to enhance our focus on quality and service applied throughout all four of our centres.”
The award winning Haskins Garden Centre at Longham, Ferndown was the company’s first new build centre. Since opening in 1994 the centre has continued to grow in popularity as a “destination garden centre” and now has an annual turnover of £10 million.