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Scotts appoint Mark Portman as UK & Ireland General Manager as it's confirmed that Sheila Hill has left the company

Scotts UK have confirmed that Sheila Hill has left the business and Mark Portman has been appointed to replace her in the role of UK General Manager.


Mark has been at Gardman for a short period of time as Group Sales Director.


Prior to that role, he spent more than 7 years at Henkel, where he was General Manager, UK, Ireland & Nordics, .

Previously, he performed a series of increasingly senior Sales roles at Premier Foods where he was for 8 years, before which he was at New Covent Garden Soup.


Karl Kahofer,  CEO, said: "I am delighted to welcome Mark to our company. He brings a wealth of relevant experience, an impressive track record of delivering results and a demonstrated focus on building company culture.


"His category experience with Gardman and his experience of working with our largest UK customers will also stand him in good stead.


"He will make a big difference to our UK business.


"Mark will join us at the latest beginning of April and until then the UK team will continue to report to Ted Linehan on an interim basis."

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