Greenfingers Charity has announced that Sue Allen, founder of Millbrook Garden Centres, has joined the charity’s board of trustees.
Allen is a well-known face within the garden retail sector, having established the first Millbrook Garden Centre in Crowborough, East Sussex, in 1979, alongside her late husband, Dick. Since then, Millbrook has grown to incorporate three centres in the south east of England and is now run by the extended family including daughter, Tammy, her husband Ben and sister, Kirsty, with Sue holding the role of Chairman. In addition, Sue also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Garden Centre Association and is Chairman of the GCA Trust.
Talking about her appointment to the Greenfingers Board of Trustees, Allen said: “Having been involved with Greenfingers from the very early days, when the first ever garden was created at Demelza House in Kent, I am delighted to now feel able to give my time and energy to the charity once more as a Trustee.
“Having spent many years on the management committee, it is a bit like coming home, although that home has seen great expansion and lots of improvements and is now a much larger, higher profile charity. I’m looking forward to working with my fellow Trustees to ensure this great work continues.”
John Ashley, chairman of Greenfingers Charity added: “On behalf of all of us at Greenfingers I’d like to officially welcome Sue to the Board of Trustees. I am sure that Sue’s input will be pivotal for future growth and development of the Greenfingers Charity.”