Nick Smith is new show director for Harrogate Flower Shows.
He was development manager for culture and leisure at Stockton Borough Council and has a background in landscape architecture, design and management.
As development manager, he was responsible for the £8 million redevelopment of the Teesside authority’s Preston Park Museum & Grounds.
He is a graduate in landscape architecture from Leeds Metropolitan University, and taught design at the North Down & Ards Institute in County Down.
Before returning to England in 2008, he was a design manager with Northern Ireland’s biggest design and build company, The Landscape Centre, County Antrim, delivering projects such as governmental buildings in Belfast, the redevelopment of Quintin Castle in County Down, BALI Award winning gardens in County Fermanagh, and a range of private commissions across Ireland and Northern England.
Smith replaces Martin Fish, who becomes show director of horticulture.