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 than ten years at Akzo Nobel.
With a new strategic direction and company mission, Evergreen Garden Care has also strengthened its sales team with the appointment of a new sales director and head of sales for independents.
Sean Elkins, who joined the company at the beginning of September in time for Glee, has overall responsibility for the sales team. Sean’s previous roles were with one of the largest food manufacturers in the world, General Mills, where he held a variety of senior commercial roles across sales, category and strategy.
Working closely alongside Sean, Phil Harrison also joined in October as the new head of sales for independent garden centres. Having held a variety of sales roles at Westland, Phil brings with him a wealth of experience within the gardening sector.
Evergreen Garden Care managing director Mark Portman commented: “These key appointments within our commercial team reflect the positive changes we are making as an organisation and further strengthen our commercial teams as we look to work far closer with our strategic customer base.”