Recruitment drive and bonus for Wyevale staff as sales jump

Wyevale Garden Centre is set to award all staff a pay rise of 3% as it embarks on a major recruitment drive.

Chief executive Nicholas Marshall confirmed Wyevale was looking to recruit up to 100 new management trainees after like-for-like sales jumped by 3% in the first two weeks of 2009.

Marshall said:

"This recruitment drive will engage bright young people to help in building our business and enable them to eventually become our next generation of store managers. Incentivising our staff to be the best in the industry is also key, hence the award of a 3% pay increase across the business.

"We are now well down the road of refinancing and treat 2009 with cautiousness but with hard work, commitment and compelling product lines we believe we can grow the business this year, our first two weeks of 2009 showed like for likes up 3%. With hard work and increased vigour we aim to increase  that trend."


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