Meet Joe Bradbury
Joe has joined horticultural consultancy, having worked as a garden centre manager within Homebase for the past eleven years, during which he used his training skills and knowledge of horticulture retail systems and practices to develop and train a large number of new garden centre management trainees to take up Centre Manager posts within the company.
Along with a small group of Garden Centre Managers, Joe took part in the Gardeners World Live Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham representing Homebase. Using his presentational skills he presented and demonstrated to a large audience and with the rest of the team won numerous awards including best contributing stand and event within the show.
Joe trialed and tested the fleece frost protection for the company, still used today.
He spent a previous six years as a part-time horticultural lecturer and full-time technician at Stoke-on-Trent Technical College where he also gained a full certificate in City & Guilds Amenity and Decorative Horticulture, plus City & Guilds Supervisory Management Skills and the Institute of Groundsmanship National Technical Certificate. The lecturing role allowed Joe the opportunity to work with youth groups, parks and nursery employees, florists, groundsmen as well as school and adult groups with additional needs.
His abilities and experience bring a new focus to the retail and training sector. Considering and interpreting the customers’ requirements has enabled Joe to gain their insight and perspective of the gardening industry as a whole.
Joe’s commitments take him through individual tailored advice and consultancy, presenting interactive packages, training workshops for National clients and promotional events right across the UK.
- Started out at a young age within a traditional Garden Centre.
- Employed for 6yrs within a Horticultural College as Technician & Lecturer.
- Managing a Garden centre for 11yrs & later 8yrs training the Major retail sector / private Garden Centres and overseeing parks & recreation.
- Joe has both the depth & breadth within the industry to impart, infuse & deliver results.