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Longacres Garden Centres

The Challenge

Longacres is an independently run company who have six centres across a number of counties. They are most famously known for their store at Bagshot, which is the UK's largest Garden Centre, each department is like its own mini shop.

Longacres are constantly looking forward on how they can grow, this is something we are extremely pleased with being given the chance to help them with across all sites.

Our Approach

For this site we utilised our current network of Garden Centre professionals who would fit Longacres culture and fit in with the team not only in this centre, but across the company. We provided them with a shortlist of candidates who each offered different skills, leading to a placement of a Garden Centre Manager who has settled in very well.

“I thoroughly enjoyed working on this role with Jess at Longacres, an extremely passionate individual about Garden Retail and someone who was keen to make sure the right person was in place. The communication with Jess was second to none which helped pass on a thoroughly in-depth description around the company, also assisted by visiting her on-site for a walk around. A company I look forward to assisting even further over the coming years.”

Ben Woodward, Recruitment Consultant, Garden Centre Specialist

“I started working with Ben around a year ago as we were finding recruitment hard, especially for those more skilled roles where we needed horticultural knowledge, Ben worked really hard and promptly started sending through candidates that matched the skill set we required, I really appreciated Ben visiting our site so he could see the size of our plant area and centre. This meant he could really start to understand the sort of candidate we were looking for; we will continue to work with Ben and his team on our future Garden Centre roles due to always receiving a great service”

Jess Batterbee, HR Assistant, Longacres Garden Centres