Managing Director: Stan Green
Stan left university with a degree in Agriculture and was immediately employed in horticulture; behind the scenes at BBC Scotland’s “Beechgrove Garden”. Stan is therefore fortunate to have continued good links with TV as his wife also worked with the production team at The Beechgrove Garden.
He is pleased to have initiated and helped lead the project to create Scotland’s National Garden (The Calyx) alongside Sir Andrew Cubie and with his friend and colleague Jim McColl CBE.
He established Growforth in 1990 after a spell as a nursery manager following university. From 2013 – 2015 he was President of the Horticultural Trades Association’s and Chairman of the Board (UK). The HTA has 1800 members throughout the UK including businesses as diverse as High Street Chain retailers to one-man landscape businesses.
Stan has always been active and interested in the horticultural industry, and over time has had dealings with most bodies acting with or within horticulture including Government bodies, government (UK and Scottish) ministers, schools and higher education bodies as well as charities and NGO’s. Some of his industry involvement reflects his interest in sustainability as a long-standing committee member of both “Garden for Life” and “Green Business Fife”. Stan still enjoys representing horticulture at Holyrood and Westminster. He received the The Royal Caledonian Horticulture Societies “Silver Medal” for services to Horticulture in 2017.