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Promotion for Haskins Garden Centre’s catering manager

Promotion for Haskins Garden Centre’s catering manager

Jason Froggatt, who first joined Haskins Garden Centres in 2003, has been promoted to group catering manager. Jason started his…
Seventh generation Durston joins family business

Seventh generation Durston joins family business

Durston Garden Products has taken on a new apprentice – director Dan Durston’s daughter. Katie announced last year that she…
Eddie Topping retires from The Barton Grange Group

Eddie Topping retires from The Barton Grange Group

After 65 years at the helm of one of Lancashire’s most successful family businesses, Eddie Topping has stepped down as…
HTA announces appointment of new gifting director

HTA announces appointment of new gifting director

The HTA has signalled its commitment to developing and improving the gifting side of its offer with the appointment to the new…
Pearson Memorial medal awarded to Adam Wigglesworth of Aylett Nurseries

Pearson Memorial medal awarded to Adam Wigglesworth of Aylett Nurseries

The 2020 Pearson Memorial Medal for outstanding service to the garden industry has been awarded at a surprise, socially distanced…
GCA elects new members of the board at AGM

GCA elects new members of the board at AGM

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) have elected new members to its board during the organisation’s virtual AGM. The…
Evergreen Garden Care signs new partnership with David Domoney

Evergreen Garden Care signs new partnership with David Domoney

After a hugely successful first year, garden care brand Evergreen Garden Care has announced that it will continue working with…
Char-Broil fires up UK business with new appointment

Char-Broil fires up UK business with new appointment

Due to the continued growth of the brand in the UK, Char-Broil has appointed Elliot May as its new key…
Hozelock’s head of UK sales retires after more than two decades

Hozelock’s head of UK sales retires after more than two decades

After more than 25 years with Hozelock, head of UK sales, Peter Martin is retiring from the business. In the…
Change at the top for Gloucestershire garden centre

Change at the top for Gloucestershire garden centre

An independent garden centre in Gloucestershire has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a new board member. Tim Armstrong,…
Azpects creates retail division

Azpects creates retail division

Azpects Ltd has launched a new retail division and welcomed Geoff Seddon and Rebecca Cox to create it. Azpects is…
Stewarts Garden Centres promotes catering manager

Stewarts Garden Centres promotes catering manager

The catering team at Stewarts Garden Centres in Christchurch has a new Manager. Jenny Hepple who started as an assistant…
Environmentalist to speak at 2020 GCA conference

Environmentalist to speak at 2020 GCA conference

Environmentalist Trewin Restorick has been announced as the first speaker for the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference. The conference…
Technology & The Changing Face of Garden Retail

Technology & The Changing Face of Garden Retail

With more and more customers wanting to order products from their mobile devices not having to move from their sofas,…
Natural Grower sees business rocket

Natural Grower sees business rocket

Natural Grower is taking the garden retail sector by storm. The business is experiencing growth thanks to a trend for…
Boyd Douglas-Davies appointed as HTA President

Boyd Douglas-Davies appointed as HTA President

The AGM of the HTA, which took place at Glee, saw the appointment of Boyd Douglas-Davies as HTA President. Boyd…
Haskins’ Sophie Lyall partners with schools for Cultivation Street

Haskins’ Sophie Lyall partners with schools for Cultivation Street

Sophie Lyall is an assistant team leader at Haskins Garden Centre West End. She has partnered with local schools to…
Sarah Squire appointed Chair of Squire’s Garden Centres

Sarah Squire appointed Chair of Squire’s Garden Centres

Sarah Squire has taken her father’s place at the head of Squire’s Garden Centres. ? After 30 years as Chairman…
Elizabeth McKenna, apprentice star, at Grimsby Garden Centre

Elizabeth McKenna, apprentice star, at Grimsby Garden Centre

Grimsby Garden Centre has enlisted the help of BBC Apprentice star Elizabeth McKenna. Elizabeth offers a wealth of business knowledge…
Choice Marketing appoints new chairman

Choice Marketing appoints new chairman

Choice Marketing appoints Terry Maywood as Non-executive chairman. Maywood was the Managing Director of Blacks Leisure Group in its best…
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