An impressive 40 per cent increase in business for 2013 and the addition of 800 new UK garden accounts for its recently introduced Worth Gardening brand were among the highlights of the announcements at the Garland Products sales conference held on 22 and 23 August.? The operations director for Worth Gardening, Tony Dedman commented: ?Against a background of a very cold winter, the achievement recorded by our team has been remarkable.? During the conference we presented over 90 new products to the sales team, and these latest innovations will be on view to the trade at spoga+gafa, Cologne, and at Glee, Birmingham in September. ?The new products together with many items that have proved so popular with retailers and end users during the past year can be found in our new look catalogue for the 2014 season.?
The name of the ?sales agent of the year? was also unveiled at the conference, held in Solihull, West Midlands.? Paul Whitnall, who covers the south east of England took the honour, and in close second place was Andy Burton (south west region) and in third place Richard Foster (north east region).? The Garland/Worth Gardening nationwide network has been strengthened further by additional sales agents in the south east and north east this year.
The family owned firm, Garland Products, is a division of Glendenning Plastics Ltd which was founded nearly 50 years ago. ?Garland specialises in the manufacture of plastic injection moulded products for the keen amateur gardener.