Mark Sage to take up role at Wyevale Garden Centres as head of plants

Former bedding category manager, Mark Sage, who has been at Wyevale since 2009, has been promoted to head of plants.

Sage's promotion follows head of horticulture and gardening Caroline Linger's departure for Crocus. Linger will not be directly replaced.

David Mitchell is the next most senior plant buyer in Sage's team.

Category manager Mairi Devlin is also believed to have been promoted.

In June 2016, the group completed sale and leaseback of five freehold sites, raising £40.1m. Overall margin decreased from 56.5 to 54 per cent. Transaction numbers rose from 13.09 million to 13.23 million, with footfall conversion falling from 28.7 to 28.6 per cent. Average transaction grew from £18.95 to £19.28.

Retail and operations director Colin Hughes, who was in charge when Wyevale streamlined its regional manager team in 2013, left last month. 


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