RocketGro marks new chapter with appointment of Managing Director

As part of its ongoing growth strategy, RocketGro has appointed Toby Thomas to the role of managing director with immediate effect. The news is the first in a series of exciting new announcements set to come out of the business this year.

The promotion of Toby Thomas – who co-founded the RocketGro business with Tim Roe in 2021 – is in line with the company’s ambitious growth plans, which include new product launches, further expansion of the RocketGro team, more capital investment, and preparation for the 2024 season.

In his new role, Toby will take responsibility for spearheading the continued rollout of the brand and driving opportunity across the business.

Toby said: “I am excited to explore what this new chapter holds for RocketGro. We have had a game-changing few years since the business first launched and have put in an incredible amount of hard work during that time. My appointment is part of the natural evolution of the business and I am extremely proud to take the helm as Managing Director with an excellent team around me.”

He continues: “What’s great is that we are really beginning to harvest the fruits of our labour and have some truly thrilling developments in the pipeline, which we can’t wait to share with the market over the next month or two… Watch this space!”

RocketGro boasts a stellar portfolio of 100% Peat-Free growing media products with a truly sustainable story, as all products and their ingredients have been grown, harvested, sourced and manufactured in the UK. Packaged and produced using the RocketGro farms own green renewable energy production. And with a large percentage of the substrates used in the compost blends grown on the RocketGro farm in Somerset. Ranges are organic and proudly adorn the ‘Soil Association Approved’ logo on pack, are all natural and chemical-free, whilst delivering impressive results across the board.

Expert products with a sustainable story

Retailers can currently take their pick of 12 products, from RocketGro’s flagship Magic Mulch, best-selling Fruit & Veg Compost, Soil Improver, a host of other composts for targeted applications, a 60litre Tomato & Veg Planter, and the amazing bio-active natural concentrate liquid plant food, Plant Fuel. RocketGro have combined the most compelling eco story of any compost manufacturing business in the UK operating at scale, with eye catching branding and a price point that makes the products built to sell.

RocketGro will be exhibiting at Glee again this year, so please come on stand (6B50-C51) to meet Toby and the team and talk about some of the exciting new changes we have in store.

Find out more

If you want to learn more about RocketGro or are keen to discuss adding its product portfolio into your 2023 offering, please contact Toby Thomas ( /07936 928 981) or Andy Abraham ( / 07446 937902). Discover more about the RocketGro story at
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Notes to editors:

RocketGro was founded in early 2021, born out of a meeting of minds of two friends, Tim and Toby. Tim’s family has been successfully farming on their 5000-acre farm in the heart of Somerset for over 100 years. The farm produces an amazingly rich soil nourishing organic by-product from their biogas plant. The biogas powers thousands of homes, and until RocketGro was born, this by-product was only spread over the farmland meaning the farm could avoid using chemical fertilisers.

Tim wanted to share this wonder product with gardeners all over the UK and he approached Toby to help him make this dream come true. RocketGro was born.

The RocketGro mission is to help gardeners move away from peat and therefore do our bit to help the environment. Our fabulous range of products is a near total solution to any gardeners’ needs and the range is growing out even further. RocketGro put a great deal of care and effort into producing our premium growing media products and aim to produce the finest compost products in a sustainable and nature loving eco-friendly way. Gardeners who become ‘RocketGrowers’ will see the difference.

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