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Area Sales Executive

Meet Mark Pratt

Experienced sales executive, Mark, has been at Earley for nearly 20 years. With an abundance of horticultural knowledge, he supports our Eastern Counties customers.

How did you get started in the industry?

It was my grandad that got me interested in gardening; helping with his allotment, pottering in his greenhouse and at nine years old I joined the Begonia & Fuchsia Society where grandad became chairman. On leaving school I worked at Strikes Nursery, which supplied garden centres in the North East. I then went to horticultural college.

How long have you been at Earley Ornamentals?
18 years.
Where did you work and what did you do before joining Earley Ornamentals?

Working as a grower at various wholesale nurseries tending to pot plants, bedding, patio, cut flower and climbing shrubs, I have also grown young plants from seed using a Hamilton seeder. I then moved in to flower and vegetable seed sales, before progressing to selling young plants. 

 What does your typical day involve?

Every day I strive to achieve customer satisfaction by using our extensive product portfolio to its full potential. I listen to, support, encourage and advise our existing customer base helping to achieve repeat and increased sales, in addition to seeking new potential customers

What is the best aspect of your job?

Each day I get to meet interesting customers with different businesses. Delivering on my promises is key for me; helping my customers to create product, which not only sells but performs for their customers too is crucial. I particularly relish solving problems, which, from time to time, you do get with live plants. My goal, always, is to have satisfied customers.

What has been your biggest achievement at work?

I have dealt with some customers right from the start of my career here at Earley, and I’m proud to have seen their businesses expand and change for the better with the support of the wide range of young plants that we sell.

What is the best thing about working at Earley?

We are a British company supplying high quality products grown by an experienced team at our own nursery. This is supported by excellent customer service from the office and delivered with care by our own transport.

How do you unwind after a hard day at work?

I love getting out in the countryside with our dogs. I’m also mad about old cars, I fettle and drive a Mk1 Mazda mx5 and a Mk2 VW polo (my first car), and I also enjoy watching WWII aircraft at air shows. 

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