New Appointments

  • 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 […]
  • New MD for Vitax

    By GCU on July 27, 2018
    Garden and horticulture manufacturer Vitax Limited has announced the appointment of a new managing director. Carl Welsh (pictured left), who has been with the company for eight years, took over the reins at the beginning of the year from Daniel Wilkinson as he moved to become managing director of Hortifeeds International – a new commercial division within the Synchemicals Group. […]
  • Award winning garden centre business appoints Play Manager

    By GCU on July 18, 2018
    Following its win in the Bradford means Business Job Creator of the year award, Tong Garden Centre has announced another key appointment. Caroline Ellis has been appointed to the newly created position of Play Manager at Grass Hoppers Adventure Playground to develop the Grass Hoppers experience. Managing director Mark Farnsworth said: “Caroline joins us with a wealth of experience in […]
  • Growing garden centre business appoints commercial director

    By GCU on June 26, 2018
    A Bradford garden centre has strengthened its senior management team with a board level appointment. Sharon McNair has been promoted to the newly created position of commercial director at Tong Garden Centre in Yorkshire, as the business seeks to enter an ambitious growth phase. Respected in the industry, Sharon has worked in the sector for her entire career and brings […]