British Garden Centres strengthens Board

Following rapid expansion, British Garden Centres has strengthened their Board of Management.

Charles and Robert Stubbs will remain as joint Managing Directors. They’ll be responsible for the direction and development of the group.
Phillippa Stubbs continues with her Finance, Administration, IT and HR Board responsibilities.
New to the Board is Ricky Towers. Ricky has been responsible for the development of Gardeners Retreat and Coffee Haven. Ricky will become Group Restaurant Director.
Robin Bosworth has played a pivotal role in the expansion of the group over the last 5 years. He’s become Group Operations Director which includes the regional management structure. He’ll also have responsibility for Health & Safety and Merchandising.
Boyd Douglas-Davies, who joined from Hillview in December becomes Group PR & Communications Director.
British Garden Centres has made further management appointments across the business. This includes Product forecasting, procurement, property management and internal audit.
Commenting, Charles Stubbs said “I want the business to continue to grow and develop with the same agility and energy.
“With 57 centres, we now need a larger structure supporting the stores, with people who understand the business model and our ambitions.
“It’s vital that we continue to create the conditions which give everyone in the business the freedom to develop their ideas.
“I’m delighted the new Board share the family’s vision. They all understand and applaud the way we do things here at British Garden Centres.”
There are also plans to create a new position on the Management Board. The business hopes to announce the appointment of a Trading Director with group buying accountability in the next few weeks.

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