New Appointments

  • 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 […]
  • HTA announces new association chair

    By GCU on December 12, 2017
    The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Chris Pateman as the chair of the association. In this new role Chris (pictured) will assist the HTA Board in coordinating the activities of the HTA Executive and their teams at Horticulture House, ensuring that the strategic objectives of the Association are being achieved. In addition, the chair will represent […]
  • Growing garden centre business appoints finance director

    By GCU on November 16, 2017
    A Bradford garden centre has strengthened its senior management team with a board level appointment. Charlie Barker (pictured left) is joining the team at Tong Garden Centre in the newly created position of finance director. He joins the Tong Lane business from Cranswick plc and brings a wealth of corporate finance experience. Tong managing director Mark Farnsworth (pictured right) commented: […]
  • Smart Garden Products expands team

    By GCU on November 9, 2017
    Thanks to the continued growth of its rapidly expanding export business, Smart Garden Products has welcomed two new employees to its award-winning team based in Abingdon. Following her recent promotion, Elvire Beugin (pictured centre) was delighted to recruit Silvia Staudenmaier (pictured left) and Sabrina Laloui (pictured right). Coming from a diverse range of backgrounds, they will be able to utilise […]
  • Growth at Farplants sees key promotion

    By GCU on October 30, 2017
    Following strong growth this year for the nursery co-operative Farplants, Andy Merrick has been promoted to head of sales. Andy Merrick (pictured), previously the garden centre sales manager for the West Sussex based plant wholesaler, has been appointed to head of sales to continue the company’s growth plans. Since joining in 1999, he has progressed within sales and account management […]