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November 2017

Team Akzo Nobel launches fundraiser to help prepare next generation of sailors 28 November 2017

Team AkzoNobel, which is currently sailing around the world in its quest to win the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, is working to help a group of young sailors by launching a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the Bronx, NY-based non-profit Rocking the ...


Home Hardware raises £1,600 for charities 28 November 2017

Members, suppliers and staff at Home Hardware’s recent Convention held at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel raised £1,600 for charities.£300 was raised for Children in Need in a very successful draw held on the appeal day.£1,300 was also raised for Guide ...


Former UK ambassador unveiled as first speaker for 2018 GCA conference 23 November 2017

FORMER UK Ambassador Charles Crawford has been announced this month (November) as the first speaker booked for the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 52nd annual conference in Warwickshire in January (January 21 until 24, 2018).Garden centre owners, ...


Geoff gets growing his ‘tache again for charity 16 November 2017

Wyevale Nurseries trading foreman Geoff Godsall is growing a moustache this month in aid of a hospice in Hereford.  Mr Godsall, who has worked at Wyevale Nurseries for 30 years, will be growing a moustache for the second year running ...


Habitat announces new head of product design as creative director exits 15 November 2017

Polly Dickens is set to retire from her current position as Creative Director of the interiors brand Habitat at the end of January 2018. Dickens will be succeeded by Habitat’s current Senior Design Manager, Kate Butler, who will take on the role of ...


B&M recruits new chairman 14 November 2017

B&M has recruited a new chairman to succeed Sir Terry Leahy as the discount retailer posted an "excellent" first-half performance with strong growth in revenues, EBITDA and pre-tax profits.The company has appointed Peter Bamford as a non-...


Helen MacDonald appointed HTA council representative for Scotland 9 November 2017

The Horticultural Trades Association has announced that Helen MacDonald of Merryhatton Garden Centre in East Lothian, near Edinburgh, has been appointed to the role of HTA Council Representative for Scotland. Helen replaces Simon Fraser who stepped ...


Decco raises over £5000.00 for Greenfingers 7 November 2017

Decco has raised over £5,000 for the Greenfingers Charity at its Newton Abbot trade show dinner. Decco’s chief operating officer Charlie Lacey is pictured presenting a cheque for £5,175 to Hillview Group’s chief executive officer Boyd Douglas ...


Travis Perkins appoints Stuart Chambers non-executive chairman 6 November 2017

Further to the announcement made on 27 June 2017, Travis Perkins has announced that Robert Walker will retire from the Board on November 6, 2017 and Stuart Chambers will succeed him as non-executive chairman with effect from November 7, 2017. Mr ...


Smart Garden Products expand its award-winning team 2 November 2017

This month, due to the continued growth of its rapidly-expanding export business, Smart Garden Products welcomed two new employees to its award-winning team based in Abingdon.Following her recent promotion, Elvire Beugin was delighted to recruit ...


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