April 20, 2018

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Fosseway Garden Centre extension passed despite objections -

Friday, April 20, 2018

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

Crowders Garden Centre to welcome celebrity chef Rachel Green

There will be summer barbecue inspiration at Crowders Garden Centre of Horncastle when it welcomes local celebrity chef Rachel Green to host an Artisan Food Festival on Sunday, June 29. Rachel will be cooking up a delicious selection of summer eating-inspired barbecue treats throughout the day, and will be joined by many local and small food producers. Food stalls will nestle among Crowders aisles and offer a wide variety of artisan and locally sourced food and drink to try, from handmade chocolates to artisan breads and cheeses. Find out more at www.crowders.co.uk

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Flower experts to be VIPs at Gordale Garden and Home Centre

Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner and clematis expert Raymond Evison will be at Gordale Garden and Home Centre, Burton, on Sunday. Raymond will be holding court as part of Gordale’s free annual Clematis Weekend event over the weekend, between 11am-4pm. Raymond is there on Sunday only and will be holding a series of talks at 11.30am and 2.30pm. In 1995, Raymond was awarded RHS Victoria Medal of Honour for outstanding service to British horticulture. This was followed by an OBE (2000) for service to horticulture and the RHS Cory Memorial Cup in 2005 for far-reaching work in breeding and…

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Sheila joins ‘the 25 year club’ at Wyevale Nurseries

Sheila Jackson has this month (June, 2014) joined an exclusive group of individuals in ‘the 25 year service club’ at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries. The 63-year-old, who is the receptionist at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, joins 22 other colleagues who have all worked for the company for 25 years or more. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: “We would like to congratulate Sheila on reaching 25 years’ of service. She is an integral part of our team and we would like to thank her for her commitment to the company. We look forward…

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New Assistant General Manager at Haskins Roundstone Garden Centre

Haskins

The Haskins Roundstone Garden Centre near Worthing has appointed Philip Relf as Assistant General Manager.  Originally from Eastbourne, Philip and his family have relocated from the Wirrall, where he was a Store Manager for Tesco. As a keen gardener, he says that his only regret was having to say goodbye to the garden he had nurtured for 11 years. “I’m delighted to join General Manager Nick Joad and his team of 150 full and part time staff at Haskins, and assist award winning centre to continue its success,” said Philip. Philip’s career in retail started over 25 years ago as…

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IT’S HATS OFF TO LARRY – 21 YEARS AT MR FOTHERGILL’S

Mr Fothergill’s territory manager Larry White reached a landmark 21 years with the company in 2014, making him one of the Suffolk seedsman’s longest serving staff members. Based in south west England, Larry’s rôle in looking after his retailers has earned him the title ‘Sales Person of the Year’ for the company on several occasions, including back-to-back wins in 2012 and 2013. Larry admits he loves his job and says his enthusiasm remains undimmed.  “It makes such a difference when you can enjoy great relationships with customers”, he comments.  Larry, who joined Mr Fothergill’s in 1993, is a keen film…

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WILLIAM SINCLAIR NAMES RICHARD CARR AS COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Richard Carr is set to join leading growing media, fertilisers and chemicals producer,William Sinclair Horticulture, as Commercial Director. Currently commercial director for garden hose market leader Hozelock, whom he joined in 2008, initially as UK Sales Director, Mr Carr previously spent 10 years with spear & Jackson, including six years as sales and Marketing director. He began his career working for the retailer, Boots, in Nottingham. A member of the HTA Manufacturers’ committee as well as the Garden industry Marketing Board, Mr carr also sits on BHETA’s DIY committee. With responsibility for all of William Sinclair’s retail, professional and industrial sales, he…

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Alexander Tredwell – a specialist recruitment consultancy operating in the horticultural industry

This May sees the exciting launch of Alexander Tredwell – a specialist recruitment consultancy operating in the Horticultural Industry and specialising in the Garden Retail, Landscape and Amenity, Commercial Horticulture and Garden Industry Supply Chain sectors. A division of Wax Selection Ltd, Alexander Tredwell is headed up by Aimee Glover, Divisional Manager. Aimee has extensive experience in this field, having spent over ten years recruiting industry professionals into some of the UK’s leading companies, and is supported by a strong team of experienced search consultants. Together, they plan on ensuring that Alexander Tredwell brings proactive recruitment solutions to the Horticulture…

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Celebrity gardener to pay visit to Glazebury garden centre

CELEBRITY gardener James Wong will be sharing his expert knowledge during a visit to Bents Garden and Home. The TV presenter and author will give two presentations about ‘Homegrown Revolution, Cool Stuff to Grow’ – the subject of his latest book – on May 11 at 11am and 2pm. Both will be followed by a question and answer and a book signing. Article Source

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Neil Gow joins Glee

Well-known industry figure and former GIMA director, Neil Gow, has joined the Glee team, helping to drive a number of new initiatives that have been introduced for the 2014 show. A passionate and highly driven member of the garden retail industry, Neil’s appointment comes at a time when Glee enters into a new and exciting era. In his new role, Neil will be leading the development of Glee’s latest initiatives, including bringing plants back to the heart of the show.  Additionally, Neil will be coordinating an inward mission of international garden retailers, showcasing examples of British garden centre best practice,…

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Tushingham takes top sales job at Smart Solar

Smart Solar

Phil Tushingham has joined Smart Solar as Sales Director with overall responsibility for the company’s revenues in the UK and Europe. Phil is a well-known figure in the industry with over 25 years’ experience in the DIY, grocery and garden centre sectors, including the last 12 years at Gardman. He brings extensive expertise in terms of both business and product development within the garden products industry at home and abroad. Phil said, “I am really looking forward to taking Smart Solar to the next level, building on what is already a well-established business stream. The team have some very exciting…

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