Garden Centre Group appoints Duncan McLean as plant buyer

Duncan McLean has been appointed as specialist plant buyer for The Garden Centre Group.

Duncan McLean, specialist plant buyer, Garden Centre Group - image: GCG
Duncan McLean, specialist plant buyer, Garden Centre Group - image: GCG

In his new role, McLean will source new and exclusive varieties and ranges of plants for the group’s website and 119 garden centres nationwide.

Stephen Pitcher, purchasing director of The Garden Centre Group, said:

"We are delighted to welcome Duncan to the group. He has a wealth of experience in the industry and a great deal of enthusiasm."

McLean started his career in horticulture more than 20 years ago at a 12 acre Victorian garden on the Isle of Mull as a gardener in training. He studied landscaping and horticulture at Oatridge College in West Lothian and graduated in landscape contract management.

He then worked in the landscape sector where he found his career focus changed to garden centres.

Prior to joining The Garden Centre Group, he worked at independent garden centres in Scotland.

He also worked for Country Gardens at its Hereford Garden Centre and then at its Rake Garden Centre, where he was employed as centre manager. he was also part of the operations team as Plant Buyer for the group.

He said: "I’m looking forward to working with the group and helping contribute towards its future success.

"As well as sourcing new varieties of plants, I will also be identifying opportunities for growth from specialist plants within the company, helping to take the online plant business forward and dealing with new plant-based projects."


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

Dazzling display of new plants at Four Oaks Trade Show 2017

Dazzling display of new plants at Four Oaks Trade Show 2017

A wide range of first-time exhibitors and established names will showcase a wealth of new varieties at September's Four Oaks Trade Show, says Matthew Appleby.

Product and service showcase

Product and service showcase

Fresh solutions to production problems can be found among the array of products and services being introduced at the Four Oaks Trade Show, Sally Drury reports.

Opportunities for niche UK houseplant growers

Opportunities for niche UK houseplant growers

Exchange rates make UK-grown product more attractive to garden centre buyers.


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