Shurtape unveils sanctuary garden at Wexham Park Hospital

Park Hospital, part of Frimley Health Foundation Trust. NHS Complementary

Michele Martin, who works with the patients

the neglected a

Ward, spotted the potential of

space within the premises last year. She began a campaign to

create with Georgia Toffolo (Toff sanctuary outside for

patients and families, securing funding

from I’m a Celebrity), to open a beautiful garden space at the Eden Ward of Wexham

who agreed to get after


John Lewis Partnership appoints independent directors Shurtape has joined forces

including from leading tape manufacturer

its MD, Colin Gadd, met Ms Martin through their

the NHS, Shurtape,

everyone’s Shurtape, whose The store parent created insight

department chain’s

firm has brand

will report to the chairman, and are designed to provide

and challenge Dame Clare Tickell will take up her role from

October 14. She is currently non-executive director at the National Audit Office, chair of the board at

new roles, which to


Partnership. Both roles are full-time and are in addition to the three non-executive directors that sit on the Partnership board.

Therapist at Eden outdoor

business network. The journey was filmed as part

of BBC One’s “One Day That Changed My Life” which aired earlier

this year. On Thursday,

September 19 the garden was officially opened by Toff, who has been personally involved in the project. Volunteers,


made of Duck Tape. Ms Martin said:

patients joined Michele, Toff and the Shurtape Team to open the garden, cutting a giant

ribbon “This has

been quite a journey and we are delighted to officially open the garden. We are so grateful for -

support helped us to build our all-weather pavilion.”

contribution financial

Boyd Douglas- Davies named new HTA president


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the HTA, which took place at Glee on 11 September, saw

the Boyd appointment Douglas-Davies of as

HTA president. Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO

of Hillview Garden Centres, has taken over the presidency from Adam Taylor of Taylors Bulbs who has come to the end of his two-year tenure in the role and moves to the role of Immediate Past President. Mr


over 30 years of experience in garden retail.

the Early Intervention Foundation and a Fellow of the RSA. Dame Clare said: “I am delighted to be joining

the Partnership at a time of such critical change and look forward to taking up this important role.” Meanwhile, Michael Herlihy will begin his new

role from February 3, 2020. He was appointed as Partnership secretary and a member of


Partnership’s executive team in April 2018. Mr Herlihy said: “The roots of these new roles

go all the way back to the original principles and to be asked to take on this responsibility at such a challenging time is a huge honour.”

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HTA president Boyd Douglas-Davies with Immediate past president Adam Taylor

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Malcolm Scott Consultants appoints new associate

Garden centre planning and


sp ec ia li st s Malcolm Scott Consultants has

expanded its Worcester-based team with the appointment of

Burton in has and as as

new associate. Mr Burton ran three centres the Garden

Group for 14 years and, most recently, worked for Severn Valley Railway Holdings

support manager, where he was responsible for all commercial and sales operational activity. Malcolm Scott Consultants

director Chris Primett said: “The last year has been exceptionally busy, having seen us continue to grow our portfolio of garden centres, and Andrew’s passion for

the garden centre sector

will make him a valuable asset to the dedicated MSC team. He also brings valuable visitor attraction experience which is a market opportunity which we are developing for garden centres.”

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