Horticultural group Golden Acres has appointed retail specialist David Goble to its new role of garden centre operations manager, overseeing its four centres in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.
Mr Goble said: "I will be working closely with each centre and buyers. One of our objectives is to create an increased 'high street' feel to our centres, with great value for money and excellent ranges of garden lifestyle products.
"Golden Acres is currently looking to acquire more centres so my job is set to expand shortly; I've arrived at an exciting time."
Mr Goble is a former Woolworths store manager and area manager. He lives in Fareham with his wife Kirsty and their two children.