Industry News

  • Squire’s shortlisted for ‘Best Garden Centre’ by the Express

    By GCU on September 19, 2017
    Squire’s Garden Centres has been shortlisted for ‘Best Garden Centre’ by the Express in their inaugural Home & Living Awards. These awards celebrate the UK’s best household products, services and retailers. As well as recognising style, value and practicality, the awards highlight excellence in customer service and sustainability. The Express know that garden centres have a special place in the […]
  • Decco announces regional trade show program

    By GCU on September 19, 2017
    As part of its commitment to supporting the independent market both in the High Street and in garden centre retail, home improvement and garden wholesaler Decco is to hold six regional trade shows for existing and new retail customers. The trade shows take place as follows: Belfast – September 19 – La Mon Hotel Leeds– September 27 – York Racecourse […]
  • Arden Grange continues 20th anniversary celebration with consumer photo competition

    By GCU on September 18, 2017
    Arden Grange has announced that it is continuing its 20th anniversary celebrations with a prize packed consumer photo competition. The super-premium pet food company are encouraging customers to share pictures of their cherished canines or favourite feline making the most of the outdoors. The competition simply asks participants to upload their entries to www.ardengrange20.com or post them directly to Arden Grange […]
  • Lechuza appoints key account manager

    By GCU on September 18, 2017
    Self-watering plant pot company Lechuza has announced the appointment of Ian Riggs as key account manager Ian brings more than 40 years of experience with him, and he has already kick started his arrival with a visit to gardening show Glee, Lechuza adds. Ian said: “I’m delighted to be joining such an exciting brand and helping it develop and grow. […]
  • Centurion Europe appoints new area sales managers

    By GCU on September 14, 2017
    Doncaster-based supplier of DIY, garden, housewares and safety products Centurion Europe has announced the appointments of Leo Bryant and Matt Sagar as new area sales managers. Leo Bryant will be responsible for the South West region. Leo (pictured left) joins Centurion after working with brands including RB UK/Eliza Tinsley, Abru and Werner. Leo has worked in the industry for over […]
  • Strong results posted by Notcutts for 2016/17 year

    By GCU on September 14, 2017
    Notcutts have announced strong performance for the year ending February 2017, with sales up 5.3% to £71.3m and operating profit up 57.7%. Profit before tax increased 114% to £6.61m. Notcutts CEO Nick Burrows said: “We are pleased with another year of progress as we continue with the implementation of our five-year plan. There have been many encouraging milestones for us […]
  • Stewarts appoints new IT technician

    By GCU on September 14, 2017
    Stewarts Garden Centres has appointed Chris Wentworth-Brown as an addition to its technical team. Chris, 23, who has the title of IT technician, will assist the three garden centres and associated businesses using his Foundation Science Degree gained at Bournemouth University. Stewarts retail and marketing director Terry Head says that Chris will be able to ensure that the day to […]
  • Stewart Garden Schools Programme 2017 winner announced

    By GCU on September 14, 2017
    Victoria Road Primary School has been announced as the winner of the Stewart Garden Schools Programme for 2017. Based in Northwich, Cheshire, Victoria Road scooped the top prize of £1,000 to spend at their local garden centre. They beat off stiff competition from Southbourne Infant School in Hampshire, Bernard Gilpin Primary School, Tyne & Wear, and Sacred Heart Catholic Primary […]
  • Glee Buyers Power List 2017: winners announced

    By GCU on September 14, 2017
    The winners of the 2017 Glee Buyers Power List have been announced during an awards ceremony within Glee’s Seminar Theatre. From individual garden centre buyers to multiple retailer buying teams, the Glee Buyers Power List was introduced to recognise and celebrate the many garden retail buyers who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to make a difference within the industry in […]
  • Mexican Day at Squire’s raises money for Princess Alice Hospice

    By GCU on September 14, 2017
    Squires Garden Centre in Long Ditton held a Mexican Fiesta Charity Day at the end of August, which has raised £556.76 for Princess Alice Hospice. There was a Mexican selfie station, face painting, lucky dip, charity raffle and a fun trail around the garden centre. Customers also enjoyed Mexican food including Chilli Con Carne and Fajitas. Squire’s employees got into […]