Lechuza appoints key account manager

Self-watering plant pot company Lechuza has announced the appointment of Ian Riggs as key account manager

Ian brings more than 40 years of experience with him, and he has already kick started his arrival with a visit to gardening show Glee, Lechuza adds.

Ian said: “I’m delighted to be joining such an exciting brand and helping it develop and grow. This is a great challenge to really help this innovative brand thrive in the UK market.”

In his new role at Lechuza, Ian will be overseeing all interaction with buyers for retailers across the country. Ian will be growing existing and establishing new relationships with retailers, including premium garden centres and larger independent stores. Within the new position, Ian is also looking to build relationships with commercial growers.

Having been a member of the HTA Ornamentals Committee and the WSGA Executive Committee since 2011, Ian hopes to use this expertise and knowledge to develop and expand the Lechuza name throughout the UK. Previous committee work involves being a member of the NFU National Horticulture & Potatoes Board and being a former Chairman of the BPOA.

Lechuza marketing manager Jamie Dickinson added: “We’re thrilled to have Ian joining our team at Lechuza. With his wealth of knowledge in the field we’re sure he’ll be a valuable asset to the team and flourish in this role, helping to grow Lechuza’s presence in the UK.”