December 13, 2017


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Chris Pateman appointed as HTA Chair -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Retail industry welcomes progress on Brexit talks -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Profits wilt at Dobbies Garden Centres -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Warner Bros order garden centre to take down festive Harry Potter display -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Cardwell Garden Centre Dig In To Help Green-Fingered Pupils -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Coconut Kitchen range now available in Dobbies Garden Centres throughout the UK -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Santa’s grotto is being rebuilt after blaze at Notcutts garden centre -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Council-run Inspirations Garden Centre faces axe as part of £2.7million cuts -

Monday, December 4, 2017

Fire engulfs Santa’s grotto at Notcutts Garden Centre in Woodbridge -

Monday, December 4, 2017

Garden centre worker jailed for fraud -

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Wyevale Garden Centre in Andover hosts ‘royal’ opening -

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold, Droitwich, ram raided by gang -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Santa arrived in style at Squire’s Garden Centres -

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Composite Prime launches HD Fence to rival traditional timber panels -

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Perrywood Garden Centres celebrates winning GCA regional Christmas award -

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Dobbies makes a students Christmas wish comes true at King’s Lynn garden centre -

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

BRC responds to publication of industrial strategy paper -

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thetford Garden Centre unveils refurbished cafe -

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hare Hatch Sheeplands in garden centre closure threat -

Monday, November 27, 2017

Irish nursery enters the UK garden retail market

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Long established as one of Ireland’s foremost growers of nursery stock, Flannery’s Nurseries are now looking to develop their market by expanding into the UK. Since the foundation of the nursery by Sean Flannery in 1979, the business has developed in size substantially and now boasts over twenty five hectares producing a wide and significant range of quality field grown and container plants which are sold to both the retail and landscape markets in Ireland. Famed for their new introduction, Sorbus Autumn Spire, the company now believes the time is right to enter the UK market, believing that there is enormous potential for their range of plant material. Commenting on the UK market, Rose Flannery, daughter of the founder and current owner of the business, said: “We have always had a close association with the UK and over the years I have made many trips to study the market opportunities and have always been impressed with the professionalism of garden retailers and the huge opportunity presented to nurseries such as ours.”

To assist them develop their market in the UK Flannery’s have hired the services of Bob Haward. Well known in the trade from his previous roles at Notcutts Garden Centres, Gibbs Palmer and Suttons Bob has just established his own agency business, RH Dedicated Sales and said: “This is an exciting opportunity for me and one that blends well with my existing portfolio. I’m really looking forward to growing the market for Flannerys as it seems to me there is an increasing demand for quality trees and shrubs in the UK”.  Commenting on the appointment Rose Flannery says, “we felt that the best way to enter the UK market was to work with a sales agent as typically agents have a great understanding of the retail market. Bob was recommended to us as a highly respected sales professional and are looking forward to working with him over the coming years.”

Haward will begin representing Flannery’s this autumn.

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