Alyson Haywood has been named as the GCA?s new inspector this week.
Her most recent role was as head of horticultural quality control for Wyevale Garden Centres. Prior to that, she was managing director of Moreton Park Garden Centre in Shropshire.
Iain Wylie, GCA chief executive, said: ?I am delighted Alyson has accepted the appointment and that she?ll be working with the GCA again. She has spent all of her working life in the industry and a significant number of those years working at senior level in garden centres.?
Alyson explained: ?I missed garden centres so much I went back to the newly-opened Wyevale Garden Centre in Telford and went on to become a regional manager with Wyevale Garden Centres.?
Alyson was also a general operations manager at Wyevale Garden Centres and was responsible for six regional managers who jointly controlled a turnover of approximately ?110m.