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Geoff gets growing his ‘tache again for charity

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 ... 
16 November 2017

Habitat announces new head of product design as creative director exits

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 ... 
15 November 2017

B&M recruits new chairman

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-... 
14 November 2017

Helen MacDonald appointed HTA council representative for Scotland

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 ... 
9 November 2017

Decco raises over £5000.00 for Greenfingers

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 ... 
7 November 2017

Travis Perkins appoints Stuart Chambers non-executive chairman

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 ... 
6 November 2017

Smart Garden Products expand its award-winning team

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 ... 
2 November 2017

Farplants appoints Andy Merrick as head of sales

Andy Merrick, previously the Garden Centre Sales Manager for the West Sussex based plant wholesaler, has been appointed to Head of Sales to continue the company’s growth plans. Since joining in 1999, he has progressed within sales and account ... 
31 October 2017

Squire’s given ‘Best Garden Centre’ accolade by The Express

Squire’s Garden Centres have been awarded the title ‘Best Garden Centre’ at the Express Home and Living Awards 2017.A star-studded ceremony was held last Thursday, 26 October in London’s West End, where the biggest and brightest names in homes and ... 
31 October 2017

Asda's boss Sean Clarke steps down after 18 months

Asda's current president and chief executive, Sean Clarke, will leave his post at the end of the year after just 18 months in the job.He will be replaced by current deputy chief executive Roger Burnley, who joined Asda a year ago from rival ... 
30 October 2017
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