The Garden Centre Group has confirmed home and garden buyer Andrew West has left, in what is set to be the start of a series of management departures.
West joined TGCG in 2009 from Country Gardens.
He was among recruits, who included purchasing head Steve Pitcher, from ex-TGCG chief executive Nicholas Marshall's Country Gardens chain, when Marshall resumed control of the former Wyevale in 2009.
Thirteen regional managers found out if they had been given one of five regional director roles by TGCG's operations director on 27 September.
Marshall left last year to be replaced by Kevin Bradshaw.