Steve Guy joins Dobbies from B&Q

B&Q horticulture buyer Steve Guy has taken a key role at Dobbies Garden Centres.

Category manager Guy has left B&Q to become head buyer of plants and gardening at the 32-strong garden retail operator.

Guy joins his former manager Katherine Poulter at Dobbies, where she has been commercial director for a year.

A representative for Dobbies said: "He’ll be joining in February as our new head of buying for plants and gardening."

Meanwhile, former Focus buying controller and multichannel retailer Lead the Good Life MD Gez Smith has joined MBL Group PLC, which specialises in the supply of DVD, CD and console and computer game formats. 

Smith will still be heavily involved in the gardening industry, as within the group company portfolio are two ‘pure play’ online garden retail businesses including www.gardencentreonline.co.uk, bought from Flying Brands in 2012.


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