Garden centre supplier retires after 48 years

After 48 years in the garden trade, Tony Dedman, operations director of Garland Products/Worth Gardening is to retire on 30 September.

Tony Dedman
Tony Dedman

During the past five years he has been involved in the introduction and launch of over 700 new products
to the Garland/Worth Gardening portfolio and has helped expand the company’s sales to worldwide
markets. He was also involved in establishing the company’s new distribution warehouse.

Dedman’s career began in 1969 and has included periods with Haselden, where he was selling the
Hasel hose reel and then with Netlon. He then worked with Netlon/ Sentinel as both a representative
and agent before becoming sales director of Bosmere Products.

He has been involved in every Glee exhibition and before that the Hardware Show in London. He has also just completed 39 years at the spoga+gafa international trade fair in Cologne, having first exhibited there in 1973.

His role will be taken by his son Mark Dedman with the support of Phil Burgoyne who joined the management team in January 2017.

The Garland Products Group, which turned over £10.38m in the year to 31 December 2015, specialises in the manufacture of plastic injection moulded products.


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