Anne Dedman is the new Manager at Squire?s Garden Centre in Long Ditton. Anne joined Squire?s in September 2001 as a part-time till operator, and has worked her way up though the company thanks to the support and training provided by Squire?s. She was previously the Manager at Squire?s in Cobham.
Anne said: “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to take the Long Ditton centre to the next level not only in terms of sales, but also with customer service. Our impressive extension and refurbishment, which has increased the shop space by 25%, has ensured our range and levels of stock can meet the growing customer demand. The shop has a fresh and inviting look with an exciting new range of giftware. The plant area has a new and improved layout, so it?s easy to browse the extensive range of quality shrubs, trees, cottage garden plants, climbers and patio favourites. Our Caf? Bar has also increased in size by 30%, with a new food hall area, more seating, plus a delicious new menu. We look forward to welcoming customers to our new look garden centre.”
Squire?s stylish new look follows a ?900,000 investment to make it bigger and better than before. Squire?s are celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, and the extension and refurbishment of their Long Ditton centre forms part of their 80th anniversary celebrations.
Ryan Bailey has been promoted to Manager at Squire?s Garden Centre in Stanmore.? He has been with Squire?s for 3 years and was previously Assistant Manager at Squire?s in Twickenham before taking up the same role at Squire?s in Stanmore.
Ryan commented: ?I am delighted to be heading up the team at Squire?s in Stanmore. It?s a great garden centre, with a fantastic selection of plants and gifts. I hope to bring my knowledge and expertise to enhance the shopping experience for customers, and to bring inspiration and support to the team here. I know the area well as I live not far away, and I have family in Watford and Finchley. I look forward to welcoming existing and new customers to what is a fantastic place to shop for quality plants as well as gardening equipment, gifts, or even a relaxing drink or meal in our Caf? Bar.?
As well as being a keen gardener with a particular interest in growing vegetables, when he?s not at work Ryan can be found either playing or watching football as he?s a huge Arsenal fan, or honing his skills on the golf course.
Did you know that Squire?s in Long Ditton also has a Wildlife Garden, where you can learn more about the natural habitats of British wildlife? You can also experience their new Wildflower Walk, which has been planted predominantly with native indigenous wildflowers. The 10-minute walk affords stunning views across Surrey and Middlesex.
Squire?s Garden Centre, Woodstock Lane North, Long Ditton, Surrey, KT6 5HN.
T: 020 8398 7170
Squire?s Garden Centre, Common Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 3JF.
T: 020 8954 4628