Chris Francis joins Hillier as garden centre director

Chris Francis, who was one of the The Garden Centre Group regional managers to leave the 139-centre chain in November, as first revealed in Horticulture Week, has joined Hillier as garden centre director.

The appointment will allow Andy McIndoe to concentrate on being managing director of the whole Hillier company.

McIndoe is currently Hillier managing director and ran Hillier's 13 garden centres, as well as being a media figure and Hillier's Chelsea Flower Show designer.

Hillier celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. The Garden Centre Group replaced Francis and all but three regional managers with five regional directors.


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