Notcutts announces Nick Burrows as new CEO

Garden centre chain Notcutts has announced the appointment of Nick Burrows as its new CEO, alongside Bryan Laxton as non-executive director.

Prior to arriving at Notcutts, Burrows occupied dual roles as executive chairman with First Sports Group and Thames Club, where he led on transformation and brand positioning. Laxton meanwhile recently retired from Cushman & Wakefield, a global firm of real estate advisors, where he was UK CEO until 2013.

Chairman of Notcutts Nicky Dulieu said: ?Nick brings a wealth of skills and insight into brand development and customers in both leisure and retail sectors as well as in-depth knowledge of hospitality. I am extremely excited for him to join us in September as we plan for next year as well as trade this autumn.

?Bryan brings a vast depth of knowledge of strategic property investments, including retail assets having worked on major structured property transactions for both Marks and Spencer and Boots and will be joining the business immediately.?

Alongside the new appointments, the company has also announced an impressive first quarter performance, with turnover having increased by ?1 million. According to the company, its two cornerstone departments – plants and furniture – are both performing strongly.

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