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Melcourt Granted a Royal Warrant by HM The King

2024-05-13
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Melcourt are very proud to announce the grant of a Royal Warrant from HM The King. As holders of two previous Warrants from HM The Queen and the former Prince of Wales, the grant is a mark of considerable recognition for Melcourt. Royal Warrants are only granted to companies who have regularly supplied goods or…

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Two more Best Buys for SylvaGrow!

2024-03-27
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Earlier this year we were delighted to learn that SylvaGrow® With Added John Innes had been awarded a Consumers’ Association Best Buy for raising young plants. So we were doubly delighted to hear that it had done it again with another Best Buy award for plants in containers. And not only that, SylvaGrow® Tub &…

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Melcourt composts help Garden Organic grow

2024-03-22
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Emma O’Neill, head gardener at sustainable gardening charity Garden Organic, shares her experience of using Melcourt composts in the organic demonstration garden at Ryton Working at Garden Organic for more than seven years, I’ve used lot of compost products – all of which must be peat free and organic. Over the course of the season,…

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Steve Green, Director, Melcourt Industries Ltd

2024-03-04
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We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Melcourt director Steve Green after a short illness. Steve was Company Secretary for sawmillers Charles Ransfords & Sons Ltd who are one of Melcourt’s major shareholders. Steve was held in the highest regard by colleagues at the sawmill, at Melcourt and in the local area, and…

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Melcourt hosts Horticultural Trades Association peat-free meeting

2024-02-27
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‘Building momentum towards peat-free production’ was the theme of a Horticultural Trades Association meeting hosted by Melcourt at their Tetbury headquarters last week. Around 30 growers attended the event to hear an update on the government’s position and addressing the needs of the industry from Wayne Brough and David Lydiat of the HTA, a grower’s experience…

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Melcourt awarded Which? Best Buy for SylvaGrow®

2024-01-31
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Melcourt are delighted to have been awarded yet another a Best Buy from consumer champion Which? SylvaGrow® with added John Innes was first launched in 2016 and has since earned an enviable reputation as the peat-free product of choice for thousands of gardeners across the UK. All products in the SylvaGrow range are carefully formulated,…

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Melcourt hosts visit from Minister in Charge of Peat Policy

2023-06-20
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Melcourt were delighted to host a visit from Trudy Harrison MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary at Defra in charge of peat policy. The Minister was keen to see a peat-free growing media manufacturer and it was a great opportunity for Melcourt to demonstrate their state-of-the-art facilities and to discuss many aspects of the supply of peat-free media…

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An exciting opportunity at Melcourt! We’re seeking an Operations Director

2023-06-09
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Continued success and expansion at Melcourt has created the need for the new post of Operations Director. Follow the link for full details of this exciting opportunity.   Download PDF Job details here.   A rare and unique opportunity to join a fast growing and profitable SME. Reporting directly to the shareholders of the business,…

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Melcourt sends congratulations to HRH King Charles

2023-05-05
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As very proud Royal Warrant holders Melcourt would like to send our warm congratulations to HRH King Charles on the occasion of his Coronation.

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Grower Solutions Newsletter #27

2023-03-14
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The latest Grower Solutions newsletter, number #27, has just been published featuring our 40th year anniversary – View at https://melcourt.co.uk/pro-growers-newsletters-27/  

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The Compost and Conversation Show

2023-03-03
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The latest podcast from The Compost and Conversation Show is an interview with Melcourt’s Catherine Dawson. Host Jonathan Sheppard is a Plant Heritage National Collection holder and together they discuss all things peat-free. Click Here to Listen via Spotify You can also find the podcast on other channels by Googling the show

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New Year honour for Kettering Scout leader Vicky Geary

2023-01-05
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Everyone at Melcourt sends huge congratulations to Vicky Geary, Scout leader at the 5th Kettering Scouts. Beaver leader, plant grower and jam maker Vicky Geary has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to young people and to the community in Kettering The mother-of-five has dedicated her time to Scouting by fundraising for and…

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Using our products in the garden