Haskins Garden Centres

Garden Centre Team Gains Management Qualification

Marion Atherton (centre) with (from front left) Matthew Gale, Sarah Austwick, Jason Froggatt, Wendy Smith (From rear left) Jonathan Davis, Eleanor Hastings-Randell, Kevin Ramsell and Catherine Allen.

Personnel from the four Haskins Garden Centres in Southern England and the head office in Ferndown have gained their Level 2 Certificate in Leadership and Team skills.  The eight staff, including catering and horticultural members, attended a series of day courses over 8 months arranged through the Bournemouth and Poole College and tutored by Marion Atherton.

Haskins Chief Executive Julian Winfield, said that the recipients deserved the qualification following the completion of a number of detailed assignments that put into practice the theoretical syllabus.

“We have been very impressed with their course presentations and I’m delighted that everyone passed at that level,” said Julian Winfield.

The garden centre group employs over 550 people.  The large centres operate with management structure comprising of least 16 supervisors and managers to ensure the quality and presentation remains award winning.