Clapp, Norman and Gehin join B&Q gardening buying team

B&Q has confirmed three new appointments to its seasonal team, as part of a "strategic refresh and strengthening of its gardening and outdoor offer".

Tim Clapp
Tim Clapp

Tim Clapp joins as lead buyer for Horticulture and Garden Care. He was previously head of horticulture at Wyevale Garden Centres and was at B&Q before that. At B&Q, his responsibilities will include overseeing the range of plants, compost and garden care products on offer.

Clapp will speak at Horticulture Week's Garden Retail supply chain summit on 26 February.

Mike Norman, who has worked at B&Q for nearly six years, assumes the role of lead buyer for garden maintenance. He was in B&Q direct sourcing management and before that at Homebase and Wickes.

Sophie Gehin joins B&Q as lead buyer for style and leisure, with her remit covering Christmas, pots, garden furniture and barbecues. She specialises in Far East sourcing and worked previously at Wyevale Garden Centres as the furniture and barbecue buyer. 

B&Q seasonal director Stephen Pitcher, who joined from Wyevale in 2014, said: "Our aim is to appeal to a wide base of green fingered customers, making B&Q a destination for seasoned gardeners and novices alike.

"Each member of our new team brings with them a great wealth of experience in garden and horticulture care. We’re thrilled to have them on board and we’re looking forward to working with them to see this area of the business flourish."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Garden centre building: what's going up?

Garden centre building: what's going up?

After a lull in new builds, 2018 could see a slight resurgence in garden centres being erected.

Retail seed: crowded market for 2018

Retail seed: crowded market for 2018

Thompson & Morgan is refocusing on the garden centre seed market, hoping to win back business from Mr Fothergill's, which has expanded during T&M's long sale process.

Climbing roses

Climbing roses

Walls, trellises, pergolas and even trees can all be brightened up by these beautiful blooms, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES

Our exclusive ranking of garden centre performance by annual turnover. 

Garden Centre Prices

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world

Read more Peter Seabrook articles

Neville Stein

Business advice from Neville Stein, MD of business consultancy Ovation

Read latest articles