June 27, 2017

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and M&G Investments are pleased to announce that they have renewed their partnership for a further three years -

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Increase in sales leads to workforce expansion at Alpha Rail -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Berrys Show Garden at Southport Flower Show -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sleep height: canopy campers snooze in the sky at the Eden Project -

Monday, June 26, 2017

UK growers meet and collaborate at the forefront of nursery management software development: The 3rd WinTree UK User Forum 2017 from TSD -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Homeowners in South Wales can now get themselves the perfect lawn thanks to LazyLawn® launching in the area -

Monday, June 26, 2017

New play areas set to be approved -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Design contest launched for €30M concert centre in Kaunas, Lithuania -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gavin Jones appoints two new directors for Clifton Nurseries

Clifton

Gavin Jones Ltd has announced the appointment of David Morley as retail director and Dennis Espley as a non-executive director to develop its Clifton Nurseries operations, acquired by the Group in June 2016.

David is appointed as retail director with a combination of 29 years’ experience at a senior level with the John Lewis Partnership – most recently as general manager of both of John Lewis’ London flagship stores on Oxford Street and prior to that at Peter Jones in Chelsea – coupled with his most recent position with the RHS as director of gardens, shows and retail. Having worked with two such iconic and trusted household names, David is perhaps uniquely-equipped to lead the growth of the much-loved Clifton Nurseries brand; first established in 1851 and offering a superb collection of house and garden plants and accessories, The Quince Tree Café and an elegant and unique space for events, from society weddings to private parties, together with garden design, build and aftercare services – regularly referred to as ‘a hidden gem’, nestled in Maida Vale, London.

David’s responsibilities include future ambitious development plans for the integration of Cliftons’ retail, catering and events services with that which are currently offered at the stylish Gavin Jones Garden Centre and HQ located near Weybridge, Surrey.

Dennis has a long pedigree in Garden Centre retail and, following his retirement as managing director of Squires in 2016, was persuaded to undertake a part-time non-executive role to share his knowledge and experience of the sector. Dennis is enthusiastic about the potential of Clifton Nurseries’ unique location and style, and will be a great support to David in the future development of the brand.

Managing director Will Clark said: “These appointments reflect the commitment from Gavin Jones to re-establish Clifton’s at the forefront of the sector. As a long-established horticultural brand, our aim is to ensure that we are inspiring clients with our service, knowledge and retail offering and become known as the benchmark for customer satisfaction and quality.”

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