Carol Paris joins Briers as Non-Executive Director

Jackie Eades, CEO of Briers, has today announced that Carol Paris will be joining the Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Carol was previously Chief Executive at the Horticultural Trades Association before stepping down due to family reasons at the end of April this year.  She had worked at the HTA for seven years in a number of roles including Vice-President and President and revitalised the membership services, lobbied government on behalf of the industry and secured new premises for the association in Chilton. Prior to this, she was Operations and Buying Director for Garden & Leisure Group where she worked for 16 years.


Carol’s new role at Briers will see her work on a number of projects including the strengthening of the HR function and revitalising the sales channels and team. She joins Briers at a time of phenomenal growth which has seen their turnover reach nearly £15 million and the launch of a plethora of new products at Glee.

Carol Paris said of her appointment;  “Briers is a rapidly growing company with an ambitious business plan. They offer great products and service to the UK and 12 other international countries. The team at Briers is extremely committed to achieving and exceeding the company’s planned growth. I look forward to working with them as they move to the next exciting stage of their development.”

Jackie said; “I am delighted that Carol has been appointed to our board. We are a family run and owned company in a period of sustained growth and product development. Carol’s expertise in the industry will be an asset to the company. Carol has a wealth of board experience including Operations and Buying Director of the Garden & Leisure Group, CEO of the HTA and other similar roles with the British Retail Consortium, the Trade Association Forum, The Horticultural Innovation Partnership & AHDB Horticulture as well as with charities Perennial and Greenfingers.”



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Briers Ltd is the UK market leading manufacturer of garden gloves, footwear, kids gardening, accessories and indoor and outdoor clocks. Briers’ range features bespoke designs from the in-house team such as the Kids and Signature collections, as well as licensed ranges from Julie Dodsworth, William Morris Gallery, Pantone and Gruffalo.


Briers Ltd is committed to high-quality, compliant products that strictly adhere to international standards. Briers remains innovative with ongoing product development and on-trend with design providing a range that is suited to heavy-duty work or fashion-led casual gardening.


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