New Appointments


    By GCU on May 8, 2018
    Leading home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has appointed Andrew Ballantine as its Chief Operating Officer, following the departure of Charlie Lacey to take up a position as Managing Director of the Stearn Electric Company Limited.  The appointment is effective from 1st June 2018.   Andrew joined Decco in 1998 and was appointed Profit Centre Manager for Sheffield in 1999 […]
  • Hayter and Toro appoint new marketing executive

    By GCU on May 2, 2018
    Lawn care brands Hayter and Toro have announced the appointment of a new marketing executive, Ashleigh Bradshaw. Previous to her new role, Ashleigh was working at Dorel Juvenile, a juvenile products company. Throughout her ten years of service in the business, her role transitioned from project management through to marketing and communications and sales and marketing coordinator. After receiving her […]
  • Castle Gardens’ houseplant department turns over a new leaf

    By GCU on April 18, 2018
    Sherborne-based Castle Gardens has appointed Kyla Foster-Shaw as manager of its multi award-winning houseplants department. Having owned and run a successful florist in Shaftesbury, Kyla has now brought a modern aesthetic to the department, expanding the range of houseplants to include new cacti, succulents and foliage plants as well as flowering varieties. Kyla explained: “The houseplant phenomenon has really taken off […]
  • Bord Na Móna announces new head of horticulture

    By GCU on March 23, 2018
    Garden industry supplier Bord Na Móna has announced that Mark Higgins has recently taken over the position as head of horticulture. Mark (pictured) joins Bord Na Móna Horticulture with a strong strategic commercial and operational background which he has gained within the FMCG sector, with considerable experience in growing market share in very competitive environments. He has spent much of […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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. […]
  • Glee welcomes new team member to boost UK coverage

    By GCU on February 1, 2018
    The team behind annual garden retail trade exhibition Glee has recently been expanded with the recruitment of Daniel McAlpin. Daniel will be responsible for raising awareness of Glee’s new dedicated pet sector – Pets @ Glee. Driving pets directly into the heart of the exhibition, Daniel’s remit will include securing leading UK and international pet brands for this thriving showcase; […]
  • The Tildenet Group appoints product development manager

    By GCU on January 5, 2018
    James Hollingworth has joined The Tildenet Group as product development manager working across all their brands. With over 12 years’ experience in the garden sector, James (pictured) has made the move from his previous role as Buyer at Suttons to work on a number of new projects at Tildenet. James said: “Product has always been a passion of mine and […]