New Appointments

  • Briers team joins Smart Garden Products

    By GCU on March 19, 2019
    Smart Garden Products has confirmed that the following staff have joined Smart from Briers: Tara Truman – national account manager Charlotte Prentice – key account manager Domenic Guglielmucci – assistant category manager April Raven – graphic designer Emily Swindells – data & content controller Jonathan Stobart, managing director of Smart Garden products commented: “We’re delighted to welcome this cohort of […]
  • Jane Lawler joins GCA team of inspectors

    By GCU on March 14, 2019
    The Garden Centre Association has this month (March, 2019) welcomed Jane Lawler as its new inspector. Ms Lawler, has more than 35 years’ experience in marketing and business development, will be responsible for inspecting member garden centres in North Thames, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Iain Wylie, GCA chief executive, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Jane join Alyson Haywood, Michael […]
  • GCA names Mike Burks as chairman elect

    By GCU on February 8, 2019
    The Gardens Group managing director, who has been on the Garden Centre Association’s executive committee for 10 years, was revealed as chairman elect for 2020/2021, succeeding Mike Lind. Mr Burks said: “I am greatly looking forward to my chairmanship and am lucky that the GCA has been in excellent hands with current chairman, Mike Lind. With the association in such […]
  • Evergreen Garden Care strengthens commercial team

    By GCU on January 7, 2019
    Evergreen Garden Care UK has strengthened its commercial team with three new senior appointments within marketing and sales. Ann-Marie O’Riordan joined the company in mid-August as marketing director with responsibility for brand, product and category developments. She brings with her a wealth of experience having held senior marketing roles, including the role of UK & Ireland marketing director, for more […]
  • The Tildenet Group appoints head of marketing

    By GCU on December 12, 2018
    Tildenet marketing manager James Leyland has been promoted to the role of head of marketing as part of the drive to develop marketing across the whole Tildenet Group. His role will now encompass the overall strategic management and delivery of all areas of online and offline marketing and the development of the growing team focussing on branding, category management, and business development. James said: “Working for a business that regularly demonstrates a positive and pro-active attitude towards growth has enabled the marketing department […]
  • New appointments bolster Stax Trade Centres sales team

    By GCU on December 3, 2018
    Hardware and gardening wholesaler Stax Trade Centres has announced details of two major new appointments which have been made to further strengthen the company’s growing team based at its Manchester branch. Richard Cartwright and Andy Dilworth have joined the company as area sales representatives, with Richard taking on responsibility for North Wales and Merseyside, while Andy will focus on the […]
  • Smart expands sales teams

    By GCU on November 16, 2018
    With the business continuing to experience growth, Smart has announced that it has invested further in expanding its sales teams. Carl Beiersdorf (pictured centre) joins as key account manager with a wealth of experience in the garden trade and will be a familiar face to many customers. Dan Twidle (pictured left) is joining the team as area sales manager, working […]
  • Smart invests in NPD and supply chain

    By GCU on November 12, 2018
    Smart has announced further investment in its new product development and supply chain teams, with the appointment of Michelle Lee as category management co-ordinator and Darren Bailey as supply analyst and planner. The new recruits will provide much needed support as the company ramps up its programme of range and category extensions. Smart managing director Jonathan Stobart commented: “Bringing Michelle […]
  • Commercial nursery invests to further improve its customer service

    By GCU on November 9, 2018
    Recruitment and infrastructure enhancements are just some of ways in which Yorkshire horticulture business, Johnsons of Whixley, has invested in its business to continue its growth. The commercial nursery has invested £12,000 to update its Plant Centre software with iVend systems to enable improved functionality at its on-site Xpress cash and carry division in North Yorkshire. As well as beginning […]
  • Smart strengthens head office support

    By GCU on November 9, 2018
    Garden industry supplier Smart has announced the appointment of three new team members to strengthen its head office sales functions. Karen Gorski (pictured left) and Piotr Bury (pictured centre) join the UK sales team, and Ana Beunza (pictured right) joins the export sales team, focusing on the thriving French market. The investment in new staff is in response to continued […]