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

Forest appoints new marketing manager

Forest

Forest Garden, the UK’s leading manufacturer of decorative and core garden timber ranges, has recently welcomed Andrew Bendall as the company’s new marketing manager. Andrew, who takes up the position left by Vicky Nuttall, brings with him a wealth of marketing experience from across a diverse range of product and market sectors; something that will stand him in good stead as he leads Forest’s marketing department into an exciting next chapter.  Andrew’s previous experience includes roles at Newell Rubbermaid, where he was responsible for its Graco brand of parenting and baby products, as well as marketing communications for Jewson’s national…

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A new Gardman management team tasked with driving growth

Gardman

Stewart Hainsworth, Gardman CEO has created an eclectic group of talented managers from the Garden Industry and FMCG businesses comprising of varied market experience, skills and capabilities to deliver the new corporate brand strategy to drive growth in Wild Bird Care and Gardening in an increasingly competitive market. “Consumer brand development is at the heart of our business strategy and Gardman must focus on its efforts to enhance its Wild Bird Care and Gardening offer,” explained Stewart Hainsworth.  “Our goal is to provide our retail partners with innovative products, ranges and offers to encourage garden centre customers to up-trade to…

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Danny Adamson steps down as MD of William Sinclair Retail Division

Sinclair

As a result of an internal restructure Danny Adamson will step down from today as Managing Director of the Retail Division for William Sinclair. Danny has been with William Sinclair for the past six years and over that time has made a tremendous contribution to the business. Peter Rush, Chief Executive, William Sinclair, said: “Danny has been instrumental in making Sinclair a well-respected and progressive horticultural business, one that is seen as being good to do business with. As a result, the business has grown and also expanded into new categories. We thank Danny for this and wish him every success in the future.” Danny…

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Sharp joins Smart Solar

Smart Solar

Sue Sharp has joined Smart Solar as Customer Services Manager. Sue, who has over 25 years’ experience including 21 years at Gardman, is well known and respected in the garden centre industry. Sue will be visiting customers across the UK, providing valuable field based support to our sales and head office customer service teams, together with undertaking other selective projects. She said, “I’ve joined Smart Solar at a very exciting time. As the company grows it is important to ensure that our trade customers continue to receive an outstanding customer experience across all areas of the business.” Sue brings a…

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Pike joins Bord Na Mona UK as national sales manager

Bord Na Mona

Bord na Mona UK (BNM UK) has recruited Jason Pike as its National Sales Manager covering the retail market throughout the UK.  Heading up a team of six regional sales managers, Jason will spearhead BNM UK’s one stop shop peat-free and peat-reduced offer across existing accounts and an increasing number of new listings. Jason (42) lives in Bristol and will be based at BNM UK’s head office in Bridgewater.  Prior to his new role with BNM UK, he was commercial horticultural manager for fabric, netting and fencing solutions specialist, Tildenet.  Commenting on his appointment, he said, “Garden and horticulture is…

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Nordic Garden Buildings appoints Neil Gater as garden centre account manager

Nordic

Nordic Garden Buildings, the UK’s leading manufacturer of free standing PVC garden buildings including pavilions, orangeries and the nation’s first ever PVC Double Glazed greenhouse has appointed Neil Gater as UK sales account manager.  Neil will be responsible for some of the company’s major national accounts. Before taking up his new position, Neil was a national accounts manager at play area rubber chips company, Dunweedin.  Commenting on his role, he said, “Nordic is a relatively new brand in the UK and the company has some unique products in this country combining style with superior functionality.  To take on the national…

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Bosmere expands marketing team

Bosmere Products Ltd has announced the expansion of their marketing team with the appointment of Pippa Bowker as Marketing Coordinator. In this new role Pippa will be actively involved in NPD, promotions, exhibitions and the development of social media. Pippa has a business background in events management in a variety of sectors, she also has a wealth of experience of current trends and consumer demands having worked directly with clients in the public sector. In addition to this she has hands on experience as an Assistant Manager of a Safari camp in Botswana which she did as part of her…

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Stagecraft appoints new production manager

With the move into a much larger factory, leading garden centre design and shopfit business Stagecraft has appointed a new production manager.   David Diskin, 41, has joined Stagecraft’s expanding business after 11 years as a production planner with Wrexham-based flat pack furniture company K D Products.   David currently lives in Northwich with his wife Amanda and two children.   Sebastian Smith, managing director of Stagecraft said: “We are now expanding and taking on larger volume contracts in our new facility,  and David’s experience in implementing production systems and procedures on the factory side of the business will prove…

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Kevin Holmes Celebrates 30 Years in Horticulture

In 1983 Kevin Holmes attended an interview with Warren Haskins for a YTS apprenticeship at the Haskins Garden Centre that many will remember was originally at Tricketts Cross in Ferndown.  He got the job starting as Retail Assistant.  His 30 years with the company has seen many changes and has now been celebrated.  Julian Winfield, the Chief Executive of the company that, since Kevin joined, has relocated its Ferndown Centre to the current site at Longham, and expanded to own four prime garden centres in southern England, congratulated Kevin on his long and loyal service. “When Kevin joined the company it…

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