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Appointment of Chief Executive Officer at Dobbies Garden Centres

27 July, 2018
Dobbies has today announced the appointment of Graeme Jenkins as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. 


Graeme was previously Chief Operating Officer, having joined Dobbies as Chief Financial Officer in 2016 following the acquisition of Dobbies by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital. 


Andrew Bracey, Chairman of Dobbies, said:


“The Board is delighted to appoint Graeme as our CEO, having worked closely with him over the last two years.  We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Nicholas Marshall for his support and leadership during his time as CEO.  The Board wish him well for the future.”


Graeme Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, said:


“Dobbies is a great business with an incredibly talented team, and I am very pleased to be appointed as Chief Executive.  We have had a strong start to 2018 and I am confident that we will be able to grow the business successfully over the coming years.”




Aimee Higgins, Dobbies Press Office: / 07554 668 087


About Dobbies
• Founded by James Dobbie in 1865, Dobbies has today grown to become one of the UK’s leading garden centre businesses with over 16 million customers every year at its 34 centres throughout the UK and online at
• Dobbies remains headquartered in Edinburgh and each Dobbies Garden Centre strives to build and develop strong links with the local communities.
• In June 2016 Dobbies Garden Centres was acquired by a group of investors led by Midlothian Capital Partners Limited and Hattington Capital LLP.
• 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of James Dobbie, the founder of Dobbies Garden Centres.
• For more details visit


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