David began working for the Garden Centre in 1999 as a part time aquatic sales assistant. Juggling both work and education he went on to study at Coventry University and gained an Honours Degree in Computer Science. After gaining his degree he joined the team on a full time basis taking care of the Aquatics side of the business and the ongoing development of GardenSite.
Jamie Oliver Launches His Kitchen Garden Project For UK Primary Schools
Jamie Oliver launched his Kitchen Garden Project several years ago to meet the needs of the new compulsory food education curriculum. David Coton finds out how schools can get involved and the campaign's tie-up with the Soil Association.
GLEE Birmingham Returns Fully For 2021
Following last year's virtual event, GLEE Birmingham returns to the NEC from 14th to the 16th September 2021, back to its normal physical form which we just can't wait to attend!
GardenSite Nominated for Midland Enterprise Awards
The Midlands Enterprise Awards are back for their fourth installment in 2021 and GardenSite are proud to have been selected as a nominee for this year's awards.
Outdoor Cooking In 2021 With A Napoleon Grill And Kitchen
Clouds usually have a silver lining and, as we slowly but surely start to live normal lives again, our taste for preparing succulent meals in our own outdoor space will be satisfied by a new range of barbecues and modular kitchens from market leaders Napoleon.
New Beefeater Outdoor Kitchens For 2021
There was a time when entertaining outside meant firing up a modest garden barbecue, but that's all going to change with the introduction of a fabulous range of outdoor kitchens from those Aussie BBQ specialists, Beefeater.
Zest4Leisure Win Best New Product Award At GLEE
It was all change this year for GLEE, the garden retail industry's annual show that is usually held at the NEC in Birmingham. Due to pandemic restrictions, a virtual show took its place with product launches, presentations and awards all happening online.
Barlow Tyrie Layout Range Awarded The Prestigious Red Dot
Barlow Tyrie is a brand which is synonymous with high quality design and manufacture using only the finest materials. This insistence on 'only the best' has now been recognized by their Layout range of garden furniture becoming a prestigious Red Dot award winner.
GardenSite Visits Royalcraft Garden Furniture
Keeping everything we offer on GardenSite fresh with the widest choice is always important, that's why David Coton recently paid a visit to Royalcraft, who offer an impressive selection of high quality outdoor furniture that we will feature next year.
Henri Studio To Reintroduce Products To UK
David Coton was delighted to recently meet with Frank Honald, President and Owner of Henri Studio USA, who had flown in from Chicago to discuss the opportunity of bringing their products back into the UK next year.
What To Do In The Garden In April
With warmer weather arriving, this is the best time of the year to be stocking up on bedding plants to fill planters, borders and hanging baskets. Our garden centre becomes noticeably busier and the number of jobs that need to be done around the garden begins to accelerate. David Coton has these suggestions to keep you occupied.
GardenSite Supports Successful Boldmere Community Festival
GardenSite were once again pleased to support the Boldmere Community Festival which took place on 18 November, with the Christmas Lights switched on by Alan Gardner, well known for his appearances as TV's Autistic Gardener.