New Appointments

  • 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 […]
  • Vitax announces Scotland area sales manager appointment

    By GCU on October 29, 2018
    Vitax Limited is continuing with its recruitment drive with the appointment of a new area sales manager for Scotland. James Miller (pictured), who has almost 10 years’ experience working with market-leading brands in the horticulture sector, joins Vitax from BACC Marketing where he was a sales agent working for brands such as Gardman, Elho and Briers. Prior to joining BACC, […]
  • Bradford garden centre promotes from within for future growth

    By GCU on October 29, 2018
    The management team at a Bradford garden centre has announced six new roles, all of which have been filled internally. Tong Garden Centre has created the new roles to support the next phase of growth and expansion within the business that includes a £3.5million investment in the Tong Lane site over the next three years. Former centre manager Andy Mears […]
  • Colin Wetherley-Mein confirmed as GIMA Membership Ambassador

    By GCU on October 1, 2018
    Former Vitax national sales manager and GIMA president Colin Wetherley-Mein has recently joined the team at GIMA as Membership Ambassador, helping to boost the trade association’s relationship with its members and to communicate its member benefits. Having recently retired from his role at Vitax after 25 years, Colin found retirement a little too quiet for his liking, and recognising the […]
  • New director joins Vitax board

    By GCU on August 28, 2018
    Vitax Limited has appointed a new director to its board as it merges the Organico 6X brand with the Vitax business. Andy Gurney (pictured centre), who was formerly the managing director of Organico, will take on the role of operations director at Vitax from September 1 2018. Based in Somerset, Organico Limited was acquired by Vitax in 2014 and is […]
  • VegTrug announces new appointments and expansion of operations

    By GCU on August 24, 2018
    VegTrug Limited has announced further expansion and development for the global business. The VegTrug USA Inc. office based in Pennsylvania, USA have recently recruited two new members of staff to add to their growing team; digital administrator Mateo Tabb and warehouse operative Jim  Stone. US VegTrug office general manager Kooka Kuwabara said: “We are delighted to have two new additions […]
  • Tong Garden Centre strengthens team with key appointments

    By GCU on August 13, 2018
    Award winning Bradford business Tong Garden Centre has strengthened its team with appointments in marketing, HR and finance. Leigh Quinn (pictured centre) from Leeds has been appointed to the newly created position of online insight manager to develop Tong’s online presence; Carrie Mackertich (pictured right) from Garforth is the centre’s new HR and training manager responsible for recruiting new talent […]
  • Key sales appointments at Crest Garden

    By GCU on August 1, 2018
    Crest Garden has increased its sales team with the appointment of a national account manager and a new area sales manager. Katie Smith (pictured right) joins the company as national account manager responsible for national, multiple, online and key international accounts. Her experience includes business planning, sales training and organising in-store events. Commenting on the appointment, commercial director Colin Smart […]