Hilliers has announced a number of new senior appointments to its garden centre head office team.
Plant category manager Rob Grayson, who has worked in various roles at Hillier’s Nurseries, has been promoted to head of purchasing.
George Hillier takes up a new position as head of property, with responsibility for the entire estate, including maintenance and developments in garden centres, nurseries and domestic property, as well as the management of concession partnerships*.
Mark Bosworth, previously been centre manager at Horsham, succeeds George Hillier as one of the two area managers overseeing the portfolio of garden centres.
The final appointee is Richard Egerton, who joins from Dobbies as new group horticultural buyer.
Director Chris Francis said: “We are really pleased with the new appointments to our senior team. There are a number of internal promotions, a great proof of our success at developing people within Hillier, as well as the addition of one of the top people in the industry.” He added that he was confident they would help the group to continue its strong start to the year.
Andrew West and Martin Andrews left Hillier to join Dobbies last month.
*A 20,000 sq.ft. extension at Hilliers Eastbourne Garden Centre, due to open by the end of May, will create space for five additional concessions on the site.