Andrew Harriss, who has worked at Haskins Garden Centres for more than 14 years, will join the board as buying director.
Andrew joined the company in 2006 as buyers sssistant and has spent his career with the Ferndown-based business, growing with the company to assistant buyer, buyer and senior buyer.
Julian Winfield, chief executive at Haskins Garden Centres says: “Andrew is a committed and loyal member of our team who has developed his skill and commercial acumen with the company over the past 14 years. We’re pleased to be welcoming Andrew to the board of directors and promoting him to buying director, a role which is very well deserved and one in which he will thrive.”
As buying director, Andrew will now oversee the entirety of Haskins buying department, for all five of its centres. With a seat on the board, Andrew will also have a view across the wider business.
Andrew says: “I have always been hugely grateful for the opportunities Haskins have provided me. Since joining 14 years ago, I have regularly been given new challenges and chances to progress my career within the business and for that I am very thankful.
“The horticulture industry is an incredibly enjoyable industry that really does hook you in. I can’t see myself working in any other line of work and I am pleased to be continuing my success in buying with Haskins Garden Centres.”