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April 2017

Wildlife World provides nest boxes to Urban Buzz Project 27 April 2017

Wildlife habitat manufacturers, Wildlife World, are providing wildlife nesting boxes to eight ‘Buzzing Cities’ across the UK in a bid to increase wildlife in urban environments.


Lighting Europe board names new president 24 April 2017

The Lighting Europe executive board has appointed Peter Hunt as its new president for a term of two years.


Luke Murphy appointed as Glee’s new senior marketing executive 18 April 2017

A familiar face amongst Glee’s marketing team has reason to celebrate as he becomes the show’s new permanent senior marketing executive.


Masterchef winner to speak at HTA Catering Conference Dinner 18 April 2017

Reining Masterchef champion Jane Devonshire will be the speaker at this year’s HTA Catering Conference dinner which takes at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield in June.


Henkel sales manager retires 13 April 2017

National sales manager Jim Bratt will retire later this month after nearly 30 years with the company.


Yale names new territory manager for the South East 3 April 2017

Yale has announced the appointment of Veronica Adams as territory manager for the South East region, reinforcing its focus on strengthening its support network for trade customers.


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