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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

Adam Dunnett resigns from post at Wyevale Nurseries

Wyevale Nurseries has announced that Adam Dunnett has decided to move on from his post as sales and marketing director and will be relocating and taking up a new challenge.Wyevale Nurseries managing director Andy Johnson said: “We would very much ... 
13 August 2018

Scott Parnell appoints new MD of hard landscaping division

Ian Griggs will take up the role overseeing the division, which is a recently-launched venture for the company.Mr Griggs has 30 years’ of experience in the industry, having previously held roles at competitor businesses, including company sales ... 
7 August 2018

Key sales appointments at Crest Garden

Crest Garden has increased their sales team with the appointment of a national account manager and a new area sales manager.Crest Garden - Katie SmithKatie Smith joins the company as national account manager responsible for national, multiple, ... 
7 August 2018

Rainy Day Trust CEO gets set for 175-mile anniversary hike

To celebrate industry charity, the Rainy Day Trust’s 175-year birthday, CEO Bryan Clover will hike 175 miles of the most rugged terrain around Cornwall from Newquay round to Mevagissey. The trek will see Mr Clover cover 25 miles a day for seven ... 
3 August 2018
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