Stephen Pendleton (right) of the Stevenson Agencies receives the ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award from Garland/Worth Gardening’s sales director, Mark Dedman.
Following a year of consistent sales growth of over 84 per cent, 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 markets across the whole of Ireland.
The announcement was made at the company’s sales conference held in Hockley Heath on 23 and 24 August, where Garland/Worth Gardening’s agents from across the whole of the UK and Ireland were briefed on the complete range of new products to be launched at Glee in September. The presentation also majored on the eco credentials of products across the company’s range.
In a close fought race for the sales agent title, Tony Robson in the North West took second place and third place went to Andy Looby who covers the Midlands.
Commenting on the awards, Garland/Worth Gardening’s sales director, Mark Dedman said: “The company’s continuous programme of new product innovation, supported by a loyal and expanding customer base, has resulted yet again in many of our sales agents recording impressive increased levels of business. Since the beginning of the year the company’s sales have grown by over 40 per cent and as our portfolio of products for the garden and DIY markets will be expanding again at Glee 2018 it will place the company in a good position to provide further growth in 2019. In the week prior to Glee, we will be exhibiting our entire range of products at the largest garden fair in the world, spoga+gafa in Cologne, Germany, to ensure that our export sales also continue their healthy growth pattern.”
The Garland Products Group specialises in the manufacture of plastic injection moulded products, all of which utilise 100 per cent recycled or recyclable plastics, including the product’s packaging. The company supplies a wide range of products for keen and hobby gardeners, and has plans for further warehouse expansion over the coming year to ensure that it continues to hold the stock required to provide a first class service to the trade.