Monthly Archives: June 2016

Eagle Radio Coming to Longacres!


Our good friends from 96.4 Eagle Radio will be joining us on Monday 4th of July as part of The Love Tour 2016! The team will be setting up and broadcasting from 6.30am all the way through until 9.00pm in the Longacres Bagshot car park.

It promises to be an amazing day with 10% off purchases* all day, late night opening until 9.00pm, fun, games, the £1,000 minute played live, an outdoor barbecue & summer party (weather permitted) and so much more!

Why not pop down and say hello to Peter Gordon, Bev, Adam Morris, Simon Rose and Lewis Mason during their day with us here at Longacres to celebrate the 4th of July in style (yee-haw!)

You can keep up to date with all the latest news by joining our Facebook event here.

*offer excludes gift vouchers, garden buildings & alcohol

General Manager Role – Longacres, Bagshot

Longacres is looking someone to be responsible for the management of the Garden Centre
and to direct and lead a team of Department Managers, Team Leaders and Sales Assistants
in delivering very high levels of customer experience to maximise sales and profits whilst
minimising losses especially with stock.

Key Responsibilities:
Ensure excellence of customer experience is continually delivered throughout the Garden
Centre at all times. Ensure very high standards of store presentation and merchandising are
maintained Achievement KPI targets for turnover, stock and losses are achieved throughout
the store. Control of budgets by planning and managing resources effectively. Improve gross
margins by reductions in waste and stock losses. Reduce overheads by keeping control of all
costs and expenditure. To produce business reports and presentations to senior managers
as required. To optimize stock availability by ensuring effective systems for replenishment
are achieved. Seasonal and product promotions are planned and delivered. Management of
senior leadership teams throughout the business group to recruit, motivate and develop an
effective retail team complying with company procedures and ensuring individual
performance is regularly reviewed through assessment and appraisal. To create an effective
communication strategy, including team meetings and briefings to ensure accuracy of
information across all employees. All Company Health & Safety procedures are adhered to
and compliance with all statutory requirements.

For this role they are seeking:
An experienced Retail Manager from either the garden centre, supermarket to high street
retail sector. Be capable of giving the customer the best possible customer experience and
be able to demonstrate this through past experience Candidates must have experience of
working and managing large multi-million pound centres. Be capable of managing a team of
over 300 staff. Must have great commercial acumen, be an insightful and an instinctive
retailer who does not need to be driven by head office instructions.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV
with a covering letter to Chris Williams at

You can download an application form here (or right click > save as). The form is in pdf format – if you can’t open it you can get a free reader here.

Father’s Day is June 19th!

Psst.. Father’ Day is on Sunday 19th June!

Fear not though, we have everything you will need to make sure Dad has the best day possible with one of our gifts from our Father’s Day category!

We also have a huge range of barbecues, power tools,lawn mowers, DIY tools, gift voucherscar care,gardening gifts and so much more!

Don’t forget, for the perfect finishing touch you can always add a balloon (cause no matter how old you are, balloons are always amazing!)
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