The Newbie!! Richard Lovell Assistant General Manager

The Newbie!! Richard Lovell Assistant General Manager

Well I thought I had better introduce myself.......

I am the new guy. Yes, you can all sympathise with me. Nothing is more exciting, frightening, daunting and down right nerve wracking than starting a new job. Well it is for little ole me anyway. All those things to learn and all the major mistakes you are probably going to make. Just awful. But here I am. The new Assistant General Manager for the West Somerset Garden Centre and absolutely delighted to be here. There are a few years experience under my belt in the industry (nearly 30 in fact) having worked across the Bristol area, predominantly in Garden Centres and in various roles from Nursery (Plants) Manager, Retail Ops Manager, Horti Manager, Dept manager  etc etc. Working for one of the biggest garden centres in the South West right down to probably the smallest. I`ve been a busy boy and have seen many `new`plants, trends, styles and unfortunately centres come and go. Starting at Cadbury Garden Centre when I was 20 after spending a few years training to be a tailor I knew my real interest lay in Horticulture. My old boss at that time, of whom I have the most respect, took the chance on this freaky looking lad and gave me the job as Houseplant Dept General Assistant....... and I never looked back and have never stopped loving huge tropical looking leafy things and orchids.

So yes, its all new and quite terrifying but I am slowly learning the ropes working with these fantastic people for this brilliant garden centre nestled in the heart of Minehead..... and loving it.

I have been given the task of taking on the internet side of the business and all the social media platforms due to our previous glamorous Assistant Manageress (Juliet) is leaving us to go and live in the big city. Nobody is genuinley more sad to see her go than I. But I wish her all the best for the future and in her new job in which she will be amazing...... after being the `Newbie` for a while.





Posted by richard
8th July 2018

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