Glee has welcomed valuable networking, media appointments and business opportunities for Bord na Móna UK. New for 2018, the company has launched its Growing Media Academy and Raw Material Information Guide, providing retailers with all the essential training tools they need to become confident, knowledgeable brand ambassadors.
Steve Harper, Head of Commercial for Bord na Móna, said; “Glee is always a key date on our calendar, and our focus on the quality, responsible sourcing and sustainability of our products was of great interest to existing and prospective customers at this year’s show. Our Bord na Móna Growise trending specialist range of growing media, including Houseplant Compost, Orchid Potting Mix, and Cactus and Bonsai Compost, proved particularly popular due to their convenient 10L packs; while the premium Pro 5 All Purpose Compost also gained wide attention.”
From all-rounder multipurpose to specialist ranges and innovative plant food, the reputation of the Bord na Móna Growise brand is built on consistently delivering the very best performing products, whatever the task.
High-quality benefits in the Bord na Móna Growise blend
- Packed with macronutrients for added strength
- Rich in micronutrients for healthy plant growth
- Excellent re-wetting properties for easy water management
- A stable pH for optimum results
- Good storage properties for season-long performance
Raising the game with Pro 5 performance
A trending product for Bord na Móna at Glee, the Pro 5 All Purpose Compost is a real innovation in the premium multipurpose compost category. The carefully crafted, professional grade formula includes a blend of high quality Irish peat and sustainable alternative ingredients, along with essential plant nutrients to produce a premium compost perfect for germinating seeds, growing on seedlings, tubs and baskets.
Meet the new team members
Bord na Móna UK is delighted to announce the addition of two new Business Development Managers, Alex Hryciuk and Tina Burrows, both of whom joined the wider team at Glee to meet with new and prospective customers for 2018/19 and beyond.
Alex is a qualified horticulturist with 15 years of sales and commercial experience, and has joined Bord na Móna UK from Glendale to cover the South East region. A keen marathon runner and family man, Alex is looking forward to his new role. He said; “It’s a very exciting time to join Bord na Móna as I could see the vast amount of work which had been going on in the background, both with the product range and service to their customer base, and was therefore an easy decision to be a part of it.”
Having previously worked for Wyevale Garden Centres for a number of years, Tina was keen to continue working within the garden centre sector. An experienced retail and sales professional, she has joined the Bord na Móna UK team to cover the South West. She commented; “My background is in retail, and I have a real eye for detail. The Bord na Móna Growise brand was something which really excited me, and it’s a sector I find particularly enjoyable.”