People on the Move

Newly Created Role

Lewis Normand has moved from Glendale Horticulture/Coblands to Bernhard's Nurseries to take up the newly created role of Southern Sales Manager. He will be responsible for sales to professional Horticulturists and Designers.

Commercial & Domestic Projects
Lewis said 'I've had a really enjoyable six years with Glendale Horticulture and have been a part of many interesting projects, but I'm looking forward to the new challenge of developing sales in the South of England for Bernhard's Nurseries.' 

Going forward, Bernhard's are looking forward to producing for show gardens as well as a range of commercial and domestic projects including contract growing and are targeting growth for 2018 and beyond.'

Picture Accreditation: Our thanks to Ginger Horticulture.


Glendale Horticulture appoint new Production Manager

Glendale Horticulture is pleased to announce that Munya Verenga has joined the team as production manager for their Midlands nurseries, effective from last month (July).

Munya graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a BSc degree in horticulture production. He has almost 15 years experience in ornamental horticulture production working as a grower for Roundstone Nurseries and Winchester Growers, among others. His most recent role was at Flamingo Horticulture in Kenya where he was a Farm Manager for almost 3 years.

New & Exciting Ranges

Munya added “I’m very much looking forward to working with this experienced and dedicated team of growers. We are currently working on some new and exciting ranges for our additions catalogue, which will be available later in the year. Our focus is to match the core strengths of each of our nursery sites with our production requirements as we strive to continue to grow excellent quality plants in volume that offer value to our customers.”

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Martin Donnelly joins ICL

With forty years practical growing and technical sales experience, Martin Donnelly has joined the ICL team as Sales Development Manager.

In this new role he will be advising ornamental growers in the NE Midlands on growing media and nutrition, while working alongside Andrew Wilson to provide UK-wide IPM technical advice encompassing ICL’s growing range of plant protection products. With extensive experience of specialty crops, Martin will also be playing a key role in ICL’s specialty agriculture division.

BASIS qualified

BASIS qualified, Martin joins ICL from Certis Europe where he advised growers and distributors on crop protection programmes in ornamental, forestry and specialty agriculture sectors.

“Martin’s qualifications, skills set and practical growing experience are a excellent fit with our Levington Advances Solution package - encompassing growing media, precision nutrition and plant protection products,” says ICL Sales Manager Adrian Thirtle-Watts. As well as advising ornamental growers, Martin will be helping to drive forward our specialty agriculture division covering forestry, soft fruit, protected salads and field-vegetables.”