In This Issue
Great start to January sales in garden centres
GCA appoints two new members to team of inspectors
AMES has ambitious targets in 2020
Westland puts £500k behind Peckish radio and press ads
Mike Burks to take over as GCA Chairman for 2020/21
Rising Stars prepare for finale at GCA Conference
HTA pushes councils to pick up plant pots at kerbside
David Domoney named as Evergreen Garden Care brand ambassador
New ERP system boosts efficiency and planning at Wyevale Nurseries
Tributes to John Ashley as Sue Allen takes over Greenfingers Charity chair
Hillier unveils plans for 'greatest ever' Chelsea exhibit
Festive shoppers raise funds…to the tune of £2500
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Laurence Flatman dies
Snowdrop Festival gets under way in Scotland
Greening urban areas is priority for more Britain in Bloom entrants
Just days to go to beat scholarship funding deadline...
The best of last week's
Hayes Garden World announce sad passing of Elizabeth Hayes
Caulders buys Loch Lomond Homes & Gardens
Great start to the New Year, reports GTN Bestsellers
£1.5million investment in Kelkay's expansion
Planners approve major project at Hillier's Newbury site
Drive to Monte Carlo in an old banger to FUNdraise for Greenfingers
Garden Centre Photo Tours
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Great start to January sales in garden centres

Three weeks into 2020 and so far every week has been up on the previous 3 years for volume sales according to the GTN Bestsellers EPOS data analysis...

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GCA appoints two new members to team of inspectors

The Garden Centre Association has announced Phil McCann and Mark Taylor will be joining its team of inspectors. The pair will be responsible for inspecting member garden centres in South Thames with Phil inspecting those in the Garden Centre category and Mark checking members in the Destination Garden Centre category.

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AMES has ambitious targets in 2020
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The most recent addition to the AMES UK Director team is Matt Wilson who joined the business in September. Matt is responsible for Finance and HR and comes with a wealth of relevant experience in privately owned business and large corporations...

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Westland puts £500k behind Peckish radio and press ads

 

Westland has announced a £500,000 radio advertising and press campaign for its Peckish wild bird care brand.

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Mike Burks to take over as GCA Chairman for 2020/21
 

Mike Burks will take over as Garden Centre Association (GCA) Chairman for 2020/21 at the start of the organisation’s annual conference tomorrow, January 27, 2020...

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Rising Stars prepare for finale at GCA Conference

 

The ten finalists from the Westland GCA Rising Stars programme 2019 are making presentations at the GCA Conference tomorrow...

 

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HTA pushes councils to pick up plant pots at kerbside

As part of the next phase of the industry-driven recyclable plant pot campaign, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is to urge local authorities to collect recyclable plant pots in their kerbside collections...

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David Domoney named as Evergreen Garden Care brand ambassador

Gardening broadcaster  David Domoney has been appointed brand ambassador for Evergreen Garden Care...

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New ERP system boosts efficiency and planning at Wyevale Nurseries

Wyevale Nurseries has installed a new bespoke enterprise resource planning system fine-tuned to the needs of horticulture...

 

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Tributes to John Ashley as Sue Allen takes over Greenfingers Charity chair

Sue Allen was confirmed as chairman of the Greenfingers Charity at its last week, when a new-look board was also introduced. Tributes were paid to outgoing chairman John Ashley...

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Hillier unveils plans for 'greatest ever' Chelsea exhibit

Hillier is to return to the central Monument site in the Grand Pavilion at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show as it attempts to win a 75th consecutive Gold Medal with its “greatest ever” exhibit...

 

 

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Festive shoppers raise funds…to the tune of £2500

Festive shoppers at a Tong Garden Centre near Bradford raised almost £2,500 for two local Salvation Army groups as they were entertained by brass bands in the run up to Christmas...

 

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