Steve Carter

General Manager, Fleurie Nursery

Steve Carter is the General Manager of Fleurie Nursery Ltd. and Director of Tristram Plants, which includes Fleurie Nursery, Binsted Nursery, and Walberton Nursery. Additionally, he oversees operations at Farplants Sales and Farplants Group.  The nursery spans four production sites in Barnham, West Sussex, supplying approximately 5 million pots to garden centres and multiple retailers nationwide through Farplants Sales Ltd.

Steve collaborates with directors across the group to formulate strategies, plan for the future, and set the direction of the group’s activities. His relationship with MDS began as a secondee in 1994/95, and since 2019, he has managed secondments for five trainees. Under his leadership, Fleurie and the wider Farplants group have provided over 30 placements, including ten year-long placements.

With a robust background in overseeing management and development, production focus, and comprehensive horticultural expertise, Steve brings valuable insights and leadership to the MDS board, supporting the growth and development of future industry leaders.