New roles for familiar faces at Johnsons of Whixley’s onsite Cash and Carry

One of the UK’s largest nurseries, Johnsons of Whixley has made some management changes to its onsite cash and carry. The unit is often seen as a showpiece for the company for any visiting architect and client as well as being a one-stop-shop for landscape affiliated trades in the North of England including Landscape Gardeners, Garden Designers, Property Developers, Estates, Hotels and more offering an extensive range of shrubs, herbaceous, trees, hedging and sundries.


The current Cash & Carry Manager Luke Richardson has now returned to the main office to focus on commercial sales. He will continue overseeing the day to day activities on the cash & carry but will leave the managing of the unit in the capable hands of two familiar faces, Alice Knowles, and Claire Horner.

Between the two employees, they have over forty years of working experience which they can apply to their new roles. Alice Knowles, who has a background in horticultural retail outlets and has previously worked at Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate, will be concentrating on the quotes, customer orders and internal functionality of the unit.

Claire Horner, who has worked at Johnsons for over twenty years, will be focused on the external elements of the cash and carry, such as the stocking and cultural work. Together they will ensure that the high standards are preserved, and customer-focused service is maintained.

The cash and carry which is located between Harrogate and York, just off the A1 at junction 47 serve over 1000 landscape affiliated customers a year and have gained over 133 new customers since the beginning of lockdown.

New Cash & Carry Manager, Claire Horner, said: “A quality service is assured to our customers, who are our top priority. Being able to offer a wide range of quality plants which reflects seasonality and to always have a variety for our customer to chose from off the beds is our aim. I’m excited about the challenges and opportunities within this new role. “


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