April 20, 2018

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Food at Webbs at Wychbold garden centre wins Farm Shop & Deli Award -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Garden centres hope for better weather after Easter washout -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Abbots Leigh garden centre café reopens -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley ‘will remain open’ -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Haskins Garden Centres choose charities for the year -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Gardman Service Update -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centres pray for better weather as sales slide -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centre manager stole more than £30,000 from family business -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Strikes fire: Garden centre to reopen ‘as soon as possible’ -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hayes Garden World increases revenue 110% thanks to temporary structure -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Owner of Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley goes into administration -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

‘Major damage’ in Stokesley garden centre fire -

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bents raises over £22k for Alzheimer’s Society -

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Notcutts celebrates success at its own annual conference and awards dinner -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Magical Hydrangeas launched into the UK with The Little Botanical -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Garden centre gifts £650 worth of plants to the Martlets Hospice -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

North-east garden centre named one of the best in UK -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Gold found in stream at Cardwell Garden Centre -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Christmas department at Haskins Garden Centres now open due to high demand -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Kemps Plants garden centre expands with five-figure backing from HSBC -

Thursday, March 29, 2018

GRANGE APPOINTS ROB GILES TO NEW MARKETING ROLE

Decorative garden structures and fencing expert, Grange has appointed Rob Giles as Senior Product Manager.  The newly created role reports to Sales and Marketing Manager Richard Bennett and sees Rob take charge of market analysis and new product development across the company’s whole range and via all channels to market. Formerly of Solus, where he worked for six years, latterly as Category Manager for the Yeoman and Joseph Bentley garden brands, Rob said of his appointment, “I very much enjoy the garden market and Grange is very keen to develop its product categories and customer base in gardening.  We are…

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Gardman team grows to drive growth

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Strong spring and early summer results at Gardman have driven further investment with the appointment of three talented new recruits in sales and category management.  Combined, Senior National Sales Manager in the independent sector Lolly Lee, Sales Account Manager Louise Gibbs and Category Manager Marie Williams bring expertise in the FMCG, luxury goods and gardening sectors. “Our strategy of trading consumers up to high quality premium brands through consistent marketing investment has driven our results ahead of expectations enabling further expansion in the sales team,” explained Stewart Hainsworth, chief executive of Gardman.  “Key to our continued ability to deliver on…

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James Alexander-Sinclair announced as after dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures

Garden designer, RHS judge and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair has been announced as the after dinner speaker at the HTA Garden Futures Dinner on Tuesday 14 October in London. Known for his wit, energy and flair, James will share his thoughts on the importance of gardening, the role of architecture in gardens, what makes a great garden and how we can all help get gardening in front of the public. There is now just over a week until the early bird rate runs out on 31 August and places are selling fast. Book online today for the HTA Garden Futures…

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New Appointment for Deco-Pak – Rod Slater

The UK’s leading supplier of decorative aggregates and innovative landscaping and DIY materials, Deco-Pak, welcomes a new general manager, former All in One Garden Centre managing director, Rod Slater. The appointment of Mr Slater is the latest investment in Deco-Pak’s operations, and arrives just before celebrations of its 10th year in business at Glee this September (14th – 16th September). Deco-Pak Chairman, Mike Hall said: “I am very pleased to welcome Rod to the Deco-Pak ‘family’.  Rod has joined us at a busy yet exciting time, and his experience and knowledge of the industry will be a great asset to…

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David Colegrave Foundation appoints new Trustees

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is pleased to announce two new appointments to its Board of Trustees. Neil Gow, Director of Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre and Nigel Wait, Managing Director of Newbridge Nurseries recently awarded ‘Most Improved Garden Centre 2014’ by the Garden Centre Association, join as new Trustees. They bring with them valuable experience and understanding of the industry, the retail side of horticulture in particular, which will be beneficial in supporting commercially focussed scholarship applications. Jeff Colegrave, DCF Chairman, said, “I am delighted that our new trustees have agreed to serve for what we all believe is…

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Taylors Bulbs Staff celebrate growing success

These members of staff at Taylors Bulbs of Holbeach have plenty to smile about – they are the proud recipient of the Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association Supplier of the Year 2014.
 Awarded at their annual dinner, sales director Steve Le-Sage collected the trophy and certificate on behalf of the company. 
The prestigious GINIA awards are recognised as the garden industry event of the year recognising excellence in new products, marketing support and export achievements. Winning these coveted prizes is recognised as a significant achievement.
The Supplier of the Year Award was judged by a panel from the UK Garden Centre Association…

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“Meet the international buyer” meetings will be new feature of Gardenex International Buyers’ Centre at Glee 2014

Gardenex federation invited to share export expertise in presentations at UKTI International Theatre at Glee The Gardenex export federation will be organising and manning the International Buyers’ Centre again at Glee in 2014. As a new addition to the export services provided at the show this year, Gardenex will be hosting a two-hour session of “Meet the International Buyer” meetings on the first two days of the show.  This will allow UK suppliers to apply for short introductory meetings with a few selected international buyers at the International Buyers’ Centre.  Similar ‘Meet the International Buyers’ meetings that are staged several times…

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RHS Hampton Court: His ’n’ Hers sheds are all the rage

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is more than just a showcase for designers – it’s an Aladdin’s Cave for shoppers. There are dozens of the best specialist nurseries for dedicated plantsmen and women to get the pick of this year’s crop of new varieties, as well as old favourites. And if you have a yearning for inspirational garden furniture and buildings some of the most stylish money can buy are on show for your convenience. There is no need to drive from shop to shop looking for the right garden chairs, gazebos or sheds – you can just stroll…

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MARYANNE STOKES LIMITED EXPANDS THE TEAM WITH A NEW RECRUIT

.  GFollowing a period of rapid growth, Somerset-based PR and marketing agency Maryanne Stokes Limited (MSL) is expanding with the appointment of Gemma Davies to the role of Account/Admin Manageremma comes to MSL after serving in the Royal Navy as an Avionic Engineer for eight years.  She also runs her own Wedding and Events Services company. Gemma said: “I am delighted to be able to bring a variety of experience and skills to a thriving agency like MSL and this role enables me to use my creative skills too.  Maz and her team are doing great work and it’s exciting…

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Brighten up your in-store offers with Cole & Bright Autumn Deal

The UK’s leading solar lighting brand, Cole & Bright is offering garden centre retailers all they need to make their solar lighting offer shine out; Cole & Bright’s Autumn Deal boasts 12 ShaRRPer Prices, with savings of up to £15. “Without compromising on the brand quality we have put together some excellent deals and offers on existing Cole & Bright lines, already known and loved by consumers,” explained Duncan Ross, Garden Centre Sales Director at Gardman.  “Our purpose is to give our retail partners the tools they need to drive up the volume of sales in solar lighting at a…

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