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Solus Appoints Mark Pearson as new CEO

Solus Garden & Leisure, the UK’s largest wholesaler, manufacturer and supplier of garden products, has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer.

Mark Pearson, former Gardman CEO and a well-known figure in the garden retail trade, joins Solus with immediate effect, with the company’s founder Simon Yealland remaining as chairman.

Solus managing director Nick Davies has resigned from the company and is leaving in January 2014 to start up a new business.

Commenting on the changes, Solus commercial director Ross Yealland said:

“I am delighted that Mark has joined Solus. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the UK and international gardening industry, and joins us at a time when we are making a number of strategic investments to drive the business of our customers, our branded distribution partners and Solus own brands.

Simon Yealland added:

“Nick Davies has made a significant contribution to Solus in the 29 years since he joined the company, and he leaves with our thanks and best wishes for the future.”