Hillier Nurseries has expanded its Amenity team, following two record-breaking years of sales, with the appointment of Gareth Ashenhurst.
Gareth, who joins Hillier from James Coles and Sons where he held the position of Sales Manager, will be bringing his expertise to a similar role at Hillier.
The former Leicester Tigers rugby player started in the James Coles sales team in 2008 having initially joined the company in the tree production division where he led on the development of Coles’ pot-in-pot container tree unit. Following this, and his subsequent move into the sales team, he progressed up through the ranks to eventually take the Sales Manager position.
Gareth’s flair for account management and relationship building is something he exercised with great success in his previous role, and something which he is excited to bring to his new position at Hillier. He commented: “I’m extremely excited to be joining Hillier at such an impressive time of growth for the business – and I look forward to getting stuck straight in with planning what’s next for this leading company.”
Along with Gareth’s appointment, Hillier is also pleased to welcome a number of new staff within the Amenity team. Andy Barlow joins as Cash and Carry Manager from his previous role at Plants for Trade, along with Gemma Seikus and Tracy Wathen who have joined the expanding sales team following substantial growth within the business in recent years, each bringing with them a strong horticultural background.
At this exciting time of growth for Hillier, 2022 is set to be yet another successful year for the company. As such, there is a further recruitment drive for skilled tree production staff.
Sales Director, Adam Dunnett explains: “At Hillier, we’re thrilled to be expanding our team due to the business’ record growth in recent years, and we have ambitious plans to continue this growth. As such we’re always seeking skilled staff to come into our production management team as well as young enthusiastic horticulturalists who wish to learn and develop within an industry leading organisation.”
For further information on any opportunities within Hillier, or for information about the company and products, visit www.hillier.co.uk/trees, find Hillier Trees and Hillier Garden Centres on Facebook, or Instagram at @hilliertrees or @hilliergardencentres.
Pictured: Tracy Wathen Jones, Gareth Ashenhurst and Gemma Seikus.