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New launches from Pedigree Garden at Spring Fair
Fairways and Bents celebrate top GCA awards
Jayne Scott from Daleside Klondyke is the Rising Star
Smart Garden Products scoops another major award
Cowells and Bents picked up Ruxley Rose Awards
'Green Up Your Gaff' is a winner for Perrywood
Greenfingers fundraising at GCA Conference reaches more than £30,000
Peter Seabrook urges garden centres to back a national rose festival week
‘Fun and frolics’ event raises over £20,000 for Greenfingers
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Bad weather knocks the gloss of promising start
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Garden lights shine through wintry weather
Charity auction raises almost £30,000 to change the lives of trainees through the power of horticulture
Ivyline announce their 2017 Agent of the year!
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Ivyline announce their 2017 Agent of the year!


Leading Indoor Pot supplier Ivyline have announce their Midlands Sales agent, David Welling, as their Agent of the Year for 2017!

David is responsible for growth of all the Ivyline categories through the midlands, and came home in first place after an exciting finish to the year for the independent agents. "David had some tough competition this year, with MD Agencies in the South East and Sarah McCall in the west region very close on his heels" said James.

Ivyline announced their winner at their national sales meeting in Coventry on the 12th January, off the back of their most successful year to date.

Ivyline's independent business has grown by an impressive 50% versus last year, and this is said to be due to not only delivering quality, market leading ranges but also supporting all customers to tap into the trends of the indoor market.  This momentum has already been carried through to 2018 following the Glee Trade Show where Ivyline launched 200 new lines, and have seen the most successful pre sell the business has had in its 40 year history.

James says " it's a very exciting time at Ivyline, customers are seeing great rewards in the categories we supply, as we work very closely with them on an individual basis to range the best volume and trend driven designs. Due to this, and  off the back of the 2017 success, Ivyline are exhibiting at the Spring Fair 2017 for the first time, Hall 7 Stand no. 7C10 - D09, and launching 150 new trend driven home and gift lines. We all look forward to seeing existing and new customers at the NEC in early Feb".


Pictured: James Brindle, UK and Ireland Sales Manager (right), giving David Welling his first prize.

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