Hello to all regular readers of this blog – and apologies for an absence of blogs for such a long time. It’s not the absence of things to write about – quite the opposite! We’ve been using our summer period (which is a bit quieter than our hectic bare root and root ball winter season) to relocate the office so that we’re now on the nursery itself – right amongst the plants – and to build up the team.
Paul Shipley joined us as Managing Director. He’s got a tremendous business background and we’re delighted to have him in charge. As a result of Paul’s recruitment, I’m going to spend a lot more time on marketing (which has suffered from a lack of attention lately – not enough blogs for a start) and Dave will be freed up a bit to concentrate on the financial management of the business which becomes even more important as we grow from a start up 5 years ago to the substantial and professional business we are today – and the bigger and better business we aspire to be.
Another recent addition to the team is Jamie who’s energy and commitment to learn everything quickly has given us all a boost and we look forward to providing him with terrific career opportunities in the years to come.
Of course, whilst we’re delighted to have new people bringing new skills and experiences to the business, we remain grateful to our existing terrific team for their continuing hard work and enthusiasm – Stephen (advice/sales), Karen (advice/sales and very large quotes), and Paul H (despatch enquiries and undertaking advice/sales training.
So that you can put faces to the names, here we all are just outside our office in the Pyracantha area. Left to right Dave, Jamie, Paul H, Paul S, Karen, June, Stephen.