Mills' role will be to up the nursery's turnover selling plants to garden centres from the current £6m a year. This includes £1m a year within Hillier Garden Centres. Mills was formerly at Landgard and World Flowers.
Hillier's Chris Francis is now wholesale and retail director.
#Meanwhile, Michael Perry is to leave Thompson & Morgan in October. The new product development manager is going travelling but plans to take a new role in the industry on his return.
#The RHS has named TV presenter Floella Benjamin as its new ambassador to add to others including Alan Titchmarsh and Mary Berry.
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