ICL has appointed two new Technical Area Sales Managers: Chloe Whiteside (East Anglia) and Stephen Briggs (Northern Home Counties).
Chloe Whiteside joins ICL from ADAS. A graduate of Portsmouth University, she joined ADAS in 2011 and has spent the last 8 years as a Trials Manager in the horticultural team - predominantly focusing on the bedding, HNS and cut flowers sectors. As Trials Manager for the Bedding and Pot Plant Centre project, she has considerable practical experience working with wide-ranging plant species in UK nurseries.
“Chloe’s knowledge and experience will be a huge asset to our continued development of the Levington Advance Sustain range and our move to sustainable raw materials,” says ICL’s sales manager Adrian Thirtle-Watts. “BASIS qualified she has plenty of practical experience using our Osmocote controlled release fertilizers in her trials work.”
Stephen Briggs joins ICL from CNS producer Joseph Rochford Gardens. A horticultural graduate, Stephen studied at Moulton College and Nottingham Trent University before joining Joseph Rochford Gardens in 2018 - quickly progressing to Assistant Nursery Manager.
With practical experience of ICL’s plant protection products, Stephen is particularly interested in the potential offered by biostimulants and researched three novel products for his university dissertation.
“With a wide range practical HNS growing experience, Stephen is a strong advocate for peat-reduction and will be applying this knowledge to help growers maximise the potential of ICL’s sustainable Levington Advance growing media,” says Adrian.
“Both highly qualified, Chloe and Stephen have plenty of practical hands-on growing experience, using ICL products, and are passionate about the industry - we’re delighted to welcome them to our technical team,” says Adrian.