Joy of Plants adds head of product

by | Jan 30, 2023 | Community, News | 0 comments

Nick Healey from Berkshire has joined the team at plant information company Joy of Plants as its new head of product (January 2023).

Nick will be refining the user experience and setting the roadmap for future development of Joy of Plants’ services, which help retailers sell more plants and care products, via online and in-store information.

He said: “There’s a world of people out there who haven’t yet experienced the joy of plants, and we intend to bring them through our customers’ doors, help them find the right plants and succeed in growing them, so that we in turn grow new generations of gardeners.”

Prior to his position at Joy of Plants, Nick has a long design career in the desktop and mobile software world, designing PDAs for Psion, phones for Nokia, apps for everyone from tech start-ups to Goldman Sachs, restaurants for Inamo – and products for Joy of Plants too.

In his spare time, he is secretary of his local Allotment Society and enjoys growing unusual vegetables. His top tip for vegetable growers for 2023 is the Giant Bolivian Achocha (Cyclanthera pedata).

Terri Jones, managing director at Joy of Plants, said: “We’re thrilled to have Nick join us to lead our product design and roadmap for the future. He has a passion for making technology easy for ‘normal people’ and a track record in delivering product designs that delight their users.

“He has worked with us on projects before, so he already has wide experience of our services and an understanding of our clients’ needs. I’m sure he can take our services to the next level.”

Joy of Plants’ mission is to make plant information easy and accessible to all. It has created a library of more than 15,500 UK garden plants and trees and offers a platform of tools to help garden centres, retailers, growers and breeders maximise their plant sales and income.

It provides this information in many products including a Plant Finder for websites and Touchscreen Kiosks, an Image and Text Library for ecommerce sites, and “print on-demand” Bed Cards.

For further details about Joy of Plants visit www.joyofplants.com.

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