Solus Garden & Leisure recruits from Stax and Hozelock

Solus Garden & Leisure says it is back on track with its latest recruits coming from Stax and Hozelock. Last month the company lost Nick Davies who had led the business for 29 years.

New sales director May Philpott and chief executive officer Mark Pearson have been joined by retail operations manager Caroline Houghton, who was at Stax.

New business development executive Chris Hilton was also at Stax, while Rebecca Spreckley has joined the team as customer support manager, moving on from a similar role at Hozelock.

Commercial director Ross Yealland said: "Our new staff bring yet more vital garden industry experience and knowledge to our sales and customer services team and we're delighted to have them on board.

"2014 promises to be an interesting and successful one for Solus, as we look forward to even greater success for our own and partner brands. We're looking forward to developing closer partnerships with our garden centre retailers, and to meeting any challenges in a positive and business focused manner that's good both for us and our customers.

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