Greenfingers Charity welcomes Guy Topping as Trustee

by | Feb 1, 2021 | Chains, News | 0 comments

Greenfingers Charity has announced that Guy Topping, managing director of The Barton Grange Group has joined its board of trustees, following the charity’s AGM on 28 January.

During his 20-plus years as part of the board at The Barton Grange Group, Guy has taken the garden centre division from one centre to three and then back to one again.

Guy is also chairman of Preston Youth Zone which, once built, will deliver 21st century youth provision to the young people of Preston and surrounding areas.

Talking about his appointment to the board, Guy said: “Greenfingers has always had a spot close to my heart with its combination of great horticulture and deserving young people. The gardens it builds make such a difference to people at possibly the most desperate of times. I am looking forward to joining some great people and hope to be able to contribute to a rosy future for this fantastic charity. “

Sue Allen, chairman of Greenfingers Charity added: “I am not only delighted as Chairman of Greenfingers but also on a personal level that Guy has agreed to become a trustee. He and I have worked closely together over more years than I care to remember. I was his vice chairman of GCA, and I also had great fun on his committee creating the International Garden Centre Congress in the UK in 2009. 

“He has always been a reliable supporter of Greenfingers and many of you will know of his expertise as a master of ceremonies and an auctioneer extracting huge bids for the most unlikely items when raising funds for Greenfingers at GCA conferences and events.  I know he will prove to be a great addition to our already enthusiastic and energetic team of trustees.” 

more latest news ➡

Yorkshire Garden Centres adds two Dean's stores to portfolio

Yorkshire Garden Centres adds two more sites to portfolio

Bradford-based Yorkshire Garden Centres has announced it is to operate two more sites in Yorkshire.  The two Dean's Garden Centre sites at York and Scarborough will be added to the group that already has sites at Tong, Tingley, Otley and Bingley in West Yorkshire....

Klondyke Group announces Outdoor Living showcase

Klondyke Group’s Outdoor Living Showcase

A sprinkling of Sherbert through the Cottage garden; the simplicity and calmness of Urban Nature through to the mood and mystery of Moroccan Delights; these were amongst the main themes revealed at the Klondyke Group's Outdoor Living Showcase Event hosted this week...

GCA BoT results show garden projects on the up

January’s GCA BoT results reveal rise in garden projects

Hard landscaping topped the sales table in the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report for January 2024 with hardy plants, seeds and bulbs also doing well. Figures recorded by GCA member garden centres last month show a good start to the...

Rising stars nominations deadline 1 March

March 1 deadline for Rising Stars nominations

The GCA is urging members to get their 2024 Rising Stars nominations in by March 1 to help showcase and develop the industry’s most talented individuals this year. The Westland Horticulture sponsored programme offers those who participate the chance to be mentored...

Handy drops new catalogue for 2024 season

Handy unveils the latest gardening and DIY products

British garden manufacturer Handy has announced the arrival of its new catalogue and Monthly Dealer Promotions Calendar, both designed to provide retailers with valuable increased margins on a wide range of gardening and DIY products and ensure they have everything...

HTA shows caution for garden retailers

Garden Centres cautious despite good start to year

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) releases its February monthly market update, which shows that despite the UK economy's recently announced recession, garden retail continues to show some green shoots to kick off the year. The resilience is a continuity of...

Read GCR's latest edition!
Read GCR's latest Made in Britain Supplement!

Subscribe ToThe Wednesday Word

Subscribe To
The Wednesday Word


Get all the latest news, events & more straight to your inbox every Wednesday.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This