Former The Garden Centre Group (TGCG) regional manager Peter Burks has become general manager for Trelawney Garden Leisure.
Burks was one of seven TGCG regional managers who were made redundant in late 2013, as revealed in HW. Five regional directors replaced them.
The GCA chairman, who relinquinshes his role to Will Armitage at the GCA conference on 28 January 2014, takes on the Trelawney job to support owners David Danning and David Symons, who are developing a new garden centre at Probus in Cornwall.
Burks ran Sanders Garden World in Somerset before and after TGCG took the centre over, then took on the TGCG regional manager job.
He said: "This is a wonderful opportunity to get back to my Westcountry roots and to be able to do the job I love."
Meanwhile, TGCG has appointed former Gap real estate manager Steve Masters as estates director to manage and develop retail sites.