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Bord na Mona's Steve Harper joins Gardman

Published: 21 April 2015
Gardman has significantly strengthened its senior sales team with the recent appointment of Steve Harper as sales director and two other highly experienced garden industry professionals.
Bord na Mona's Steve Harper joins Gardman
Gardman will benefit from Mr Harper's deep knowledge and experience during his 16 years in the industry, having held key roles, including sales director at William Sinclair Horticulture and managing director of the start-up peat-free growing media company Vital Earth.

Mr Harper joins Gardman from Bord na Mona UK where, as head of UK sales, he helped to develop the company's UK market and was instrumental in the rapid growth of its distribution base over his two years with them. He is also current chairman of the Growing Media Association.

Gardman has also announced the promotion of Lolly Lee to regional sales director. Ms Lee joined Gardman in July 2014 from Sutton Seeds, where she was national sales manager. She is a keen gardener and is passionate about the garden industry. "You never stop learning," she said. "Something that may have worked one year may not work the next."

Finally, the key appointment of Terry Murphy as national sales manager adds expertise gained during more than 30 years' experience in the industry. Mr Murphy spent six years at Solus Garden & Leisure, where he was responsible for a number of key garden centre groups alongside leading national account customers.

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