Consultant, Speaker & Horticulturist
Bob Marley has worked in the garden center industry within the UK for more than 30 years. As a trained horticulturist, he started his journey with his own production nursery growing alpines and herbaceous plants before quickly moving into the retail space. By the age of 30 he was working for banks and financial institutions on investment opportunities within the sector from growing and product development through to retail and sweeting the assets of the business.
Bob has worked with all top three garden center groups within the UK: Dobbies, Blue Diamond and British Garden Centres, which have a combined turnover of nearly $1 billion and 200 centers, along with some of the largest independents such as Webbs Of Wychbold.
As the garden center industry grows within the UK away from a traditional base, he has helped businesses develop, expand and exit at the right value by consistently looking at what’s next and maximizing the assets the business has.