New management structure at Bents Garden & Home to target development

Bents Garden & Home is launching a new management structure to help push through the Warrington retailer's £10m development programme.

Mutiple award winner Bents - Image: Bents
Mutiple award winner Bents - Image: Bents

As part of its plan to become the North West's "ultimate garden, home and leisure destination", the centre is looking for a general manager who will report to managing director Matthew Bent, allowing Bent to focus on more strategic tasks.

With the first phase of construction work nearing completion and phase two not due to begin until 2013, the garden and home centre is using the next few months as a time to focus on the efficient running of the business and strengthen the management team.

Bent said:  "Although he is no longer involved with the day to day running of the business my father has continued to be very active at a strategic level.  But as Ron focusses more on his retirement I will be looking to take on these areas of responsibility, working on the overall development of the business, which means we need a strong general manager who can strengthen our team.

"We hope we can find someone who will embrace the vision we have for Bents and help ensure our core values continue to define the day to day running of the business."

In 2011 Bents launched its new vision, ‘Bents, The Future’; which encompasses  building works taking place at the centre, and the ambition ‘to be the best in everything it does’.  

Bents £10m development plan aims to create a larger contemporary retail space, with a two-storey high glazed atrium with escalators leading up to 3,800m2 of retail, leisure and educational space.


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