August 22, 2017

Latest:

Decco appoints Debbie Paterson as new area sales manager -

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Makita UK returning to Saltex -

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Kelkay share the love with new paving range -

Monday, August 21, 2017

£54m lost for Bunnings in first year running Homebase -

Monday, August 21, 2017

Glee 2017: Simon King confirmed as second keynote speaker -

Monday, August 21, 2017

CastClear® reveal smart new retail carton -

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Brookes & Co get creative for Glee 2017 -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries offers new Taster Menu for 2018 -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Garden Connect – Remarketing: be seen online by your customers -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ball Colegrave: Rich colours look set for retail sales in 2018 -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Johnsons Lawn Seed to announce changes to salesforce and ground breaking new product -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sales agent network to boost ecofective drive into garden centres -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Glee Green Heart grows again for 2017 -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kadai Firebowls® set to revolutionise outdoor cooking and leisure at GLEE 2017 -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WOLF-Garten: Enjoy the fruits of your labour with ease -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Webbs of Wychbold opens new food hall -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Joyce Oomen to cover green decorations at GrootGroenPlus 2017 -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hare Hatch Sheeplands to expand legally -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Notcutts outdoor space gets royal seal of approval -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Decco appoints Debbie Paterson as new area sales manager

Debbie

Leading home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has appointed respected hardware, DIY and garden operator, Debbie Paterson as its new area sales manager in Scotland. Debbie will be looking after Decco’s many home and garden customers in Fife, Angus and the West of Scotland. Based in Decco’s Perth depot Stuart and McIntosh, she will spearhead business development across the territory.  Debbie has more than twenty years’ experience in sales and sales management with the last six years specialising in DIY, home and garden products through the independent retail sector. Her most recent role was in sales management at Stax. Commenting…

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Glee 2017: Simon King confirmed as second keynote speaker

Simon

Joining Glee’s keynote roster in 2017 will be well-known naturalist, film maker, author and co-designer of several award-winning garden wildlife products, Simon King OBE. Simon will be presenting a special off-one session on Tuesday 12 September (2:10 – 2:30pm within Glee’s seminar theatre, Retail Lab) entitled ‘The Secrets to a Successful Wildlife Garden’. Never before has there been such a wide choice of products to help attract and support wildlife in your garden. Whether you have a square metre in the heart of the city or a rambling spread in suburbia, there are a host of interventions you can make…

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Interview with Glee’s keynote speaker, Nick Bailey

Nick

1. After 27 years’ experience in the horticultural industry, what continues to inspire you about gardening? I am often described as an expert in my field, but I see myself still a student in it. You never stop learning. It’s exciting to still be learning – every day, observing, even if not actually gardening. I enjoy plants and how the environment responds to them.  2. What have been some of the key learnings from your experiences overseas, having worked in Spain, South Africa and Australia?   There have been some key challenges: Plant supply – in UK & Europe we have a huge diversity…

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Sales agent network to boost ecofective drive into garden centres

ecofective

Sipcam UK, which launched its ecofective range of environmentally friendly and natural feed, weed and control products earlier this year, has recruited a network of sales agents to help boost sales into garden centres. Nine experienced and well-known agents will cover the UK and ROI, working in cooperation with Decco (exclusive wholesaler) and handling merchandising and some direct selling where required.  A major thrust will be promoting the new sub range of seven child and pet safe labelled products that are also bee friendly. Since its launch at Glee 2016, the ecofective range has been well received by retailers recognising…

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Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board

Simon

Simon Fraser, managing director of Ben Reid & Co in Aberdeen, has been appointed to the HTA Board. With a Diploma in Horticulture and an HND in Commercial Horticulture Simon has worked for a number of nurseries and garden centres in Aberdeen, Lincolnshire, Kent and New Zealand. This was followed by a six-year stint managing the family forestry business before a number of roles outside the industry. Now as managing director of Ben Reid & Co Simon is the fourth generation of his family that have owned and managed this Aberdeen business. Simon has represented Scottish members on the HTA…

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Briers strengthens supply chain with expanded sales team

Briers

Fashion-led garden clothing and giftware company Briers has further increased investment in its sales management team, with new team members added following on from appointments made throughout the year to strengthen the supply chain.  The expansion of Briers’ workforce comes as the company experiences an increase in demand and expanded worldwide distribution. At the beginning of the season Briers appointed Charlotte Prentice from Suttons as national sales manager, with Chris Keightley as international sales manager. In the last twelve months the company also brought in Tahnee Miles as head of supply chain and Collette Pope as project manager. Tara Truman…

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Trilanco expands sales team with the appointment of two area managers

trilanco

Trilanco Ltd has appointed two new area managers to support the trade sales of Harry Hall International’s brands across the UK. The Lancashire-based agricultural, equine and pet wholesaler announced its exclusive UK trade sales and trade distribution rights of Harry Hall International earlier in July 2017. The deal further enhances the range of equine and pet products available to retail customers. Angela Pearson joins Trilanco from Harry Hall where she worked for 16-years in a variety of roles including area sales manager. Angela will cover the North of England and Scotland. Angela commented: “I’m really excited to be working for Trilanco,…

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GCA North Thames award winners announced

GCA

THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) unveiled its winners for the North Thames region during a presentation at Ayletts Nurseries in Hertfordshire Thursday, July 27. Perrywood Garden Centre picked up the award for Garden Centre of the Year in the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category while Sunshine Garden Centre picked up the accolade in the Garden Centre (GC) category. Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, said: “Our North Thames regional awards made for a very enjoyable evening for all in attendance and it was great to see the garden centre teams be rewarded for all of the hard work they have…

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Wyevale Nurseries’ staff join 30 years’ service club

Wyvale

Two members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford were recently (July, 2017) presented with medals to honour their long service to the company. Director, Steve Ashworth and Production Director of the Container Division, Steve Reed both received bronze medals from the Three Counties Agricultural Society in recognition of 30 years’ continuous service at Wyevale Nurseries. Heather Williamson, Joint Chairman of Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate with our colleagues and share our appreciation of them. They have contributed so much to the success of Wyevale Nurseries and are each key members of our team and…

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Tong Garden Centre picks up five GCA awards

GCA

A garden centre in Bradford is celebrating after winning five awards at the North East and North West regional Garden Centre Association (GCA) awards. Tong Garden Centre collected awards in five out of nine categories for the North East region. It won Garden Centre of the Year in Destination Garden Centre Category, was awarded the Dick Allen award for the Most Improved Centre and the ifse Award for Catering Excellence for Best Garden Centre Restaurant. The Tong Lane centre also won The Gima Award for Best Garden Products retailer 2017 and the Outdoor Living Award for Best Outdoor Living Retailer. Tong’s…

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