William Sinclair Horticulture has appointed Simon McArdle as its new marketing director.

Mr McArdle was formerly group category director at Hozelock, having previously filled a number of senior roles during a 15-year period at the watering and aquatics brand leader, including group marketing director and group innovation and strategy director.

Mr McArdle will report directly to William Sinclair’s chief executive, Peter Rush, who said: “Simon is unquestionably one of the horticulture industry's top marketing and innovation executives and I am delighted he is joining William Sinclair. We worked closely together at Hozelock where I had first hand experience of his innovative approach to marketing products within the horticulture sector.

“William Sinclair is building the best team possible to capitalise on the re-launch of its product ranges and integration of its new, state-of-the-art factory and distribution facilities at Ellesmere Port.”

Commenting on his new role, Mr McArdle, said: “It is a very exciting time to be joining Sinclair and I look forward to contributing to the company’s success and helping it meet its ambitious growth targets.

“With William Sinclair’s heritage, the opportunities here, and also within the horticulture sector, are immense.”