Glee 2016 – stronger than ever!

gleeThe 2016 Glee exhibition may be the 42nd consecutive show, but its feature content and unrivalled industry support are set to work together to create one of the freshest and most exciting annual showcases for the garden retail industry when the doors open later this year (Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th September, NEC Birmingham).  Continue reading

All things Spring

Hornby Whitefoot PRAlthough Spring is now officially here, the weather still seems a little on the chilly side. In fact, the warmest spring on record was 2011 with an average daytime temperature of just 9.2°C. With the average mean temperature for spring being 7.7°C, we may not be doing that badly, but some higher temperatures would be warmly welcomed. Continue reading

Dealing with negative customer feedback on social media

Hornby Whitefoot PREverything today is all about image and reputation. Social media offers you the opportunity to engage with your customers and gain new ones while building your brand awareness. It also leaves you open to customer complaints. However, dealing with such potentially damaging issues in the right way allows you to keep your reputation intact and even improve the customer’s experience with your brand. Continue reading

Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Week?

Fryer's greenfingered girlsGarden Re-Leaf Day, 18th March 2016, this year blossomed into a buzzing week of events – some of which are still taking place.  Over £57,000 has already been pledged thanks to the creativity and commitment of garden centres, suppliers and dedicated individuals from the garden industry. Continue reading

Garden Re-Leaf walk report

grld 2016 sponsored walk - gtn 18On Friday 18th March, Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day, Managing Director Kimberley and Account Manager Robbie joined over 30 others from the garden industry in walking 18 miles through the Berkshire countryside.  Starting and ending in Theale, home of hosts HTA, walkers tested their endurance by making their way through woodland, farmland and along the Kennet and Avon canal – all raising much needed funds for Greenfingers’ children’s hospice gardens. Continue reading

Is the end nigh for print?

Hornby Whitefoot PRWith the recent news that The Independent is to move out of print circulation to embrace a digital-only format by the end of this month, I wonder how long it will be before other national newspapers follow suit.  Although this move is to help ensure a profitable and sustainable future for the UK’s fastest growing quality newspaper website, the announcement is nevertheless tinged with some poignancy. It begs the question: is the death of print now inevitable? Continue reading