Industry News

  • Deco-Pak gets creative with sales support

    By GCU on March 20, 2018
    Decorative aggregates, landscaping and birdbox supplier Deco-Pak has announced three new additions to its creative team to aid both sales support and new product development. The expanded in-house creative team now consists of lead graphic designer Sami Jackson, marketing assistant Adele Wynn, and digital creative Stephanie Swann. Deco-Pak marketing director Craig Hall said: “We’ve had consistent success in recent years, […]
  • Woodlodge announces charity partnerships for 2018

    By GCU on March 20, 2018
    Garden pots and planters supplier Woodlodge has announced it will be partnering with the garden retail industry’s charity, Greenfingers, and also the UK’s leading terminal illness support charity, Marie Curie, throughout 2018 to raise vital funds and awareness. Two special Woodlodge plant pots will be launched into the retail market in the coming months, with a percentage from each pot […]
  • Gardman suffers major fire at Daventry warehouse

    By GCU on March 19, 2018
    Garden industry supplier Gardman is continuing to work out its recovery plan following a devastating fire at its Daventry warehousing, with the business looking to source alternative warehouses in order to resume business. A statement on Gardman’s website said: “Following the fire at our warehouse in Daventry on Sunday, we are putting all our effort into identifying alternative warehousing, so […]
  • Gardening television show airing all Spring

    By GCU on March 15, 2018
    Popular gardening programme Love Your Garden is now back on screens as a new, re-edited half-hour programme, being aired during national prime time TV at 8pm on a Friday evening. The show will follow and precede episodes of the soap opera Coronation Street on ITV and will also be repeated on a Sunday morning at 9:30am before the political programme […]
  • Grange celebrates 150th anniversary

    By GCU on March 15, 2018
    Fencing and garden structures supplier Grange fencing marked its 150th year of business with a birthday party at this year’s Garden Press Event, inviting writers, editors and garden journalists along to join in its celebrations. As well as the 150th anniversary celebrations, Grange showcased a number of its new garden products, including the improved Traditional Lap Panel which has been re-engineered to […]
  • Hozelock announces salesperson of the year and new appointments

    By GCU on March 15, 2018
    Garden industry supplier Hozelock announced its salesperson of the year award at a ceremony at the Moxhull Hall Hotel in early February. Adrian Marsh (pictured), who is based in Osset and covers the Yorks and North East area for Hozelock, took home the title for being the top salesperson in 2017. Adrian has been with Hozelock for over 15 years, […]
  • PATS gets ready for a memorable 10th year

    By GCU on March 14, 2018
    Pet trade exhibition PATS enters its 10th year with two major shows lined up in 2018, starting at Sandown Park in Surrey next Tuesday (March 20) and followed by a second event at Telford in Shropshire in September. PATS Sandown will be packed with more than 150 companies showcasing an amazing number of new products, and it promises to be […]
  • Smart Garden Products makes appointments in sales and marketing

    By GCU on March 13, 2018
    Smart Garden Products has announced a raft of new appointments to expand its sales and marketing teams. With Smart’s European sales increasing by over 50% last year, Anastasia Le Meme joins the export team to help with the increase in sales orders, which are already tracking ahead of last year. Nancy Padbury joins the UK sales administration team to help […]
  • Town & Country partners with Breast Cancer Now on charity range

    By GCU on March 7, 2018
    Over 50,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, meaning that one in eight women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Gardening brand Town & Country has joined forces with Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, to bring gardeners a range of limited edition stylish, pink gardening […]
  • New UK & Ireland general manager appointed at Scotts

    By GCU on March 6, 2018
    Scotts Miracle Gro has announced the appointment of Mark Portman to the role of Scotts (UK) general manager. He replaces Sheila Hill, who left the business in February. Mark joins from Gardman, where he was group sales director. Prior to that role, he spent more than seven years Henkel, where he was general manager for the UK, Ireland & Nordics. […]