Dennis Espley has announced plans to retire from his role at the family-owned garden centre chain next spring.
Mr Espley has been managing director at Squire's Garden Centres for the past 12 years, and before that he held the role of operations director. After 30 years with the business, he has decided to retire at the end of April 2016.
Chairman Colin Squire said: "Dennis has been such an integral part of Squire's for three decades and he has made such a significant contribution to our business throughout that time. We shall miss him on a business and personal level but look forward to staying in contact in the future'.
The recruitment process, which will be managed, by Sarah Squire commenced this autumn.