Neville Stein has worked with major independent garden centres in the UK, and gained retail experience during eight years with Notcutts Nurseries. He has also worked with multiple retailers in the UK.
Ovation is involved with leading trade associations in the sector and retail benchmarking schemes. We have an understanding of the customers who visit garden centres, and have visited and studied best practice in garden centres in New Zealand and the USA.
Neville was sales manager of Notcutts Nurseries for almost a decade, responsible for supplying plants to its garden centres as well as the wholesale selling of garden plants to independent and multiple retailers. He managed a team of eight, with annual sales in excess of £3 million.
Neville grew sales during a recession, identified new sales opportunities and sales channels, and developed exports and key accounts - with responsibility for 700 in total.
Ovation has written and developed a horticultural academy for a leading garden retailer.