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GCA welcomes new inspectors

The Garden Centre Association has today announced its three new inspectors who will begin visiting member garden centres this spring. 
23 January 2017

Dunlop hires new area sales manager

Dunlop, specialist manufacturer of tiling, decorating and flooring products for the trade, has hired a new area sales manager (ASM) for the Midlands. 
16 January 2017

Indie DIY shop owner passes away on Christmas Day

George Walker, owner of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, store George's Tools Limited, passed away on Christmas Day at the age of 71.  
16 January 2017

Farplants strengthens management team

As part of a five year growth plan, Sussex-based co-operative Farplants has strengthened its management team with the recent appointment of three new members of staff. 
13 January 2017

Former Klondyke ceo joins Kelkay board of directors

Following his recent retirement from the role of chief executive at Klondyke Garden Centres, Bob Hewitt is set to take up a new part-time role on the boa Kelkay which he plans to run alongside his responsibilities as non-executive chairman at Klondyke. 
11 January 2017

Screwfix director of retail leaves to join Pets at Home

Stuart Livingstone, former director of retail at Screwfix, has left the DIY retailer to become operations director at Pets at Home. 
9 January 2017

Garland appoints new south east and key accounts manager

Garland Products/Worth Gardening has welcomed Phil Burgoyne to the management team as its new south east and key accounts manager.  
6 January 2017

New chairman for Grafton Group

Grafton Group – parent to Irish DIY retailer Woodies – has announced the appointment of Michael Roney as its new chairman, effective January 1. 
4 January 2017

Long-serving Newsome Tools rep rewarded for service

Martin Tonkin was recently awarded by his company Newsome Tools for clocking up 27 years of service as a Midlands area representative. 
23 December 2016

New CEO for Clas Ohlson

Lotta Lyrå has been appointed new president and CEO of Clas Ohlson, effective as of June 16, 2017. Mrs Lyrå comes from a position as head of development and expansion at IKEA Group, where she is a member of the group management team. 
21 December 2016

What do you think?

Spring Fair is launching a DIY section for the first time as it teams up with the DIY Week Awards from Feb 5-9. Meanwhile, Totally is pledging big names and unmissable events for its Feb 14-15 show.
Which DIY trade show(s) will you be attending?

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