At our site in Hampshire, we employ over 170 people on a permanent basis with extra seasonal staff at peak times.
Since 1997 we have been accredited as an Investor in People, and now have gold status. This is reflected in our investment in developing our people at every level of the business. The aim is to equip people for their work and to help them achieve their potential.
Operations have the largest team with over 100 staff. The majority work in the growing and packing areas producing top quality plants and presenting them in packaging supplied from round the world. They are supported by dedicated staff in Purchasing, Warehouse and Maintenance who ensure everything required is provided on time and tip top condition.
Teamwork is an essential ingredient we use to ensure we are at our best. We use many Lean Manufacturing techniques developed in the automotive industry to ensure waste is low and efficiencies are high. Winning many business and supplier awards we believe we are one of the best.
Our team of retailer specific account managers are responsible for the commercial development and success of our supermarket customers. They are supported by our product developers and graphic designers who travel the world innovating our products to align with the retailers seasonal themes and market trends. Once selected the products are delivered in a timely and planned manner by our product manager and implementation team. Sales administration and distribution then control the delivery of our plants to our customers.
This area of the business is extremely fast paced, and can be high pressure as we aim to be as flexible as possible to deliver our customers demand. A real sense of passion and drive are key ingredients for this team.
It’s our job to ensure that we grow and source plants of consistently high quality and deliver them to our customers in ways that meet and frequently exceed their expectation. We manage all technical aspects of growing both on site and in partnership with or contract growers. With accurate specification setting, controlled processes, and audit management we effect quality assurance throughout our business.
With a passion for plants and a keen eye for detail, the people in our team enjoy setting and controlling the limits that produce consistently high quality results.
The smallest team in the business people wise, but vital for business continuity and growth. The team provide active partnering for both internal and external customers, homing in on the information agenda with a target of quality information and its management.
A real sense of pride and accuracy to be the ambassadors of the financial understanding throughout the company are key ingredients for this team within an environment with high expectations.