Former operations manager for Foxmoor Mark Stewart has moved up to become commercial manager in Rowe's place. Stewart said: "Martin handed in his notice to pursue his career elsewhere", believed to be head of The Good Life, and it is "business as usual" at Foxmoor, the nursery division of the agriculture and retail group Wynnstay.
But the firm "has given up direct mail-order marketing", Stewart said. "It was Martin's area of expertise and one of our customers got a contract with a shopping channel. We're simplifying our role, just fulfilling orders to de-risk the firm."
In October, Foxmoor said it was expanding its mail-order supply as last year 180,000 orders had been processed through the Ideal World TV channel, web retailers and the firm's own Ebay Power Seller store.