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New HTA board appointments ratified

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) strengthened its board with several key appointments, including Boyd Douglas-Davies from Hillview Garden Centres as vice-president... 
11 September 2018

Bradford garden centre baker shortlisted in national bakery competition

The head baker at Tong Garden Centre has been shortlisted for Baker of the Year in the 2018 Baking Industry awards.Judges from the prestigious national awards scheme visited Lee Parnham at the Tong Garden Centre bakery in June and sampled a number ... 
10 September 2018

Tile Choice announces new partnership with George Clarke

Tile Choice will now be working in partnership with George Clarke, architect, TV presenter, campaigner and educator. 
4 September 2018

Kate Bradbury to appear at Hozelock stand at Glee

Award-winning author, journalist and wildlife gardener Kate Bradbury will be appearing on the Hozelock stand at this year's Glee. 
3 September 2018

Boyd Douglas-Davies to join HTA Board as vice-president

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announces that Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, is to join the HTA Board as Vice-President.A well-known figure in the industry, Boyd has over 30 years of garden retail experience, ... 
31 August 2018

Stevenson Agencies wins Sales Agent of the Year award

Following a year of consistent sales growth of over 84%, the Stevenson Agencies has been awarded the Garland/Worth Gardening ‘Sales Agent of the Year’. The winning agency is responsible for sales of the company’s products for the garden and hardware ... 
30 August 2018

Debenhams appoints former B&Q boss

Department store Debenhams has appointed former B&Q head of commercial finance Rachel Osborne as its new chief financial officer.

 
 
29 August 2018

BIRA names Andrew Goodacre as new CEO

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has appointed Andrew Goodacre, formally of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) as its new CEO. Andrew will replace Alan Hawkins, who retires after 33 years with BIRA. Mr Goodacre comes ... 
24 August 2018

Brian Fraser appointed to the HTA board

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Brian Fraser, general manager and director of Oakover Nurseries near Ashford, Kent, to the HTA Board as a non-executive director. Commenting on the appointment Adam Taylor, ... 
24 August 2018

Tong GC strengthens team with key appointments

Award-winning Bradford business, Tong Garden Centre has brought new staff on board in marketing, HR and finance.Leigh Quinn has been appointed to the newly-created position of online insight manager to develop Tong's online presence; Carrie ... 
21 August 2018
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