In order to support a long and successful future for our nurseries in the Farplants Group cooperative we have decided to formalise the existing combined meeting of the two owners and four most senior managers of Walberton and Binsted nurseries into a Joint Strategic Board.
Forming this new Joint Strategic Board (JSB) is a significant step along the businesses’ journey. This Board will oversee strategy, policy, financial performance, risk management, continuity, and cooperation, for Binsted Nursery and Walberton Nursery. Whilst continuing to be two distinct businesses, we will cooperate increasingly effectively. The JSB will build on the two nurseries’ common ownership by the Tristram family and on an already well established close relationship. The Directors in the JSB will work closely with the full management teams of both nurseries, as well as with the other businesses in the Farplants Group, and with Farplants Sales.
In this context we are pleased to announce two new Director appointments:
- Martin Emmett: Director of Binsted Nursery Ltd
- Marc Jones: Director of Walberton Nursery Ltd
These appointments recognize current and future contribution to strategic leadership of our businesses. Some other management positions have also been changed or upgraded recently and the now current management structure is summarised below.
Joint Strategic Board
|David Tristram – Principal
|Mike Tristram – Principal / JSB Chair
|Mike Tristram – Director / JSB Chair
|David Tristram – Director
|Tim Crowther – Managing Director
|Paul Bennett – Managing Director
|Marc Jones – Director / Operations Manager
|Martin Emmett – Technical Director
|Management Teams (as above plus):
|Tim Lawrance-Owen – Resources Manager
|Jim Willis – Production Manager
|David Hide – Technical Manager
|Graham Rabey – Asst. General Manager/Office
|Camilla Penn – Office Manager
|Jenny Diggance – Stock Control & Quality Mgr.
|Bob Harman – Maintenance Manager (both nurseries)
|Daria Pawlik – Despatch Manager
We look forward to the continued development of our family businesses and to enjoying enhanced effective cooperation between Binsted and Walberton nurseries, and across the Farplants Group.