Meet the Team

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Garden Centre

Rob Western, Store Manager

Rob Western

Garden Centre Manager

Rob has worked in retail his entire career in various parts of the UK including Liverpool, London, Cheshire and Birmingham, and brings 29 years of management experience with him to Coed-y-Dinas. Rob moved to glorious Powys last year, and when he isn’t in-store he’s enjoying his three other passions: Gardening, DIY and Motorbikes.
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Neil and Ann

Restaurant Managers

Neil and Ann, along with the rest of the team, bring a wealth of culinary expertise to our large 200 seat restaurant. With a fantastic new menu and daily specials, Howards restaurant is well worth a visit whilst at Coed-y-Dinas.
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Pets Team Leader Trish poses with Rabbit

Trish Warner

Pets and Aquatics Department

Trish has worked in retail for a number of years and has worked in the Pets and Aquatics department at Coed-y-dinas since 2006.
She has a love for the countryside having lived in Somerset, Norfolk and now Powys and is often out walking with her two black labs Naps & Oliver.
Trish has a good knowledge of puppy and dog training as well as the breeding and care of rabbits and is a sucker for anyone talking about their pets (especially Labradors).
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 Anthony of the Plants Department in the Garden Centre

Anthony Dunstan-Burns

Plants Department

Anthony has 3 passions in life; his children, plants and Cornwall (not always in that order). Anthony has 30 years of growing, retail & show experience having worked for the largest mail order nursery in the South West and owning his own garden centre in Cornwall. Being a keen plantsman, Anthony has a wealth of plant knowledge and a good reputation within the industry in the UK and beyond.

If you require any advice on how to tend your garden, pop into the plants department and speak to a member of the staff and be sure you’re getting top quality plants at great prices!
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Country Store

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Tim Griffiths

Country Store Manager

Tim has qualified as an RSQP at Harper Adams College which allows him to sell POM-VPS animal medicines for farm animals, horses and cats and dogs. Tim heads up our animal health department and has vast knowledge on electric and wood burning stoves and shooting clothing & equipment.
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Ross Holloway

Agricultural and John Deere Sales

If not in-store you’ll find Ross at all the local livestock markets and shows. Ross specialises in John Deere and agricultural sales and has a wealth of farming knowledge. When not working at the Country Store Ross spends his time working the family farm with his dad.
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