Expanding Stewarts Garden Centre invests in management training

Stewarts Garden Centres retail and marketing director Terry Head has been presented with his certificate following an 18 month course for developing business leaders endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Currently a further six of Stewarts’ centre managers and senior team members are pursuing an eight day management development course, running for 12 months.

Warwickshire-based training company Cedar Associates director Lindsay Muir congratulated Terry on his success within the 18 month course which involved both training and coaching.

The company is now set to provide a further three courses for supervisors from all of its centres, including staff from the recently acquired Abbey Garden Centre at Titchfield, and the Christchurch and Wimborne centres, that will involve planning exercises with focus on time and resources management.

Terry commented: “This training helps to ensure that we maintain our standard and values for the benefit of our customers. Lindsey and Cedar Associates have been actively developing courses encouraged by the Garden Centre Association, to develop the professional standing within our sector of retail. Becoming a bigger business should not limit our focus on customer service.”