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Martin Panter

FPC DIRECTOR/ ZYON GROUP DIRECTOR

Over the years Martin set up and ran a number of horticultural trading businesses specialising in the sale of flowers and plants.


Over the years Martin set up and ran a number of horticultural trading businesses specialising in the sale of flowers and plants.


In 2001 he formed the Zyon Group with a Dutch colleague. Based on the Westland clock auction in Holland the business has subsidiaries in Hungary and the UK. The group trades in flowers and plants, specialising in supply to multiple retailers, garden centre groups and wholesalers across Europe. It is particularly strong in supplying the emerging markets of Eastern Europe.

Zyon UK specialises in the supply of added value pot plants and flower bouquets to retail and home delivery.

Martin is also MD of Arnott & Mason (A&M) based in New Covent Garden Market, which he acquired in 1985. A&M is one of the largest importers and distributors of tropical plants to the interior landscaping industry.

In 2004 Martin was awarded Grantee of the Royal Warrant. 2007 saw him elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and in 2013 he was made a Freeman of the City of London and he became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners the same year.

Zyon UK sponsors the FPC Fresh Awards Multiple Floral Retailer award and provides the flowers used in the table centrepieces at the event.

Martin has a number of other business interests outside of horticulture but he is an invaluable representative of the flower and plant industry on the FPC board.

Other members of the FPC board