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Akzo Nobel CEO Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect

Akzo Nobel has announced today that chief executive Ton Büchner has stepped down with immediate effect due to health reasons and will be replaced by Thierry Vanlancker. Mr Büchner joined Akzo Nobel in 2012 and has been responsible for significantly ... 
19 July 2017

Stewarts Abby Garden Centre appoints Robert Meaney as catering manager

Stewarts Garden Centres has appointed Robert Meaney as catering manager. With decades of experience within catering operations for national companies and more recently with Marwell Wildlife, Mr Meaney has started to meet with regular customers to ... 
17 July 2017

HTA Board finalises structure review

Following a review carried out over the past few months, the HTA Board has decided to appoint a chairman to assist it in co-ordinating the activities of the Executives and their teams at Horticulture House.HTA president Adam Wigglesworth said: “The ... 
13 July 2017

Kidde Safety Europe announces new managing director

Kidde, which manufactures smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms, has appointed a new managing director, following the retirement of Andy Burnett. UK sales director Freddie Collins succeeds Mr Burnett and was appointed to the role on July 3. He ... 
13 July 2017

Screwfix Foundation raises funds for local hospice

St Teresa’s Hospice, based in County Durham, has been awarded £730 of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.“We are very grateful to ... 
12 July 2017

Andrew Livingston to leave Screwfix for CEO role at Howdens

Howden Joinery Group Plc has announced that Screwfix Direct CEO Andrew Livingston will replace founder and CEO Matthew Ingle when he retires next year after 22 years with the group.Andrew Livingston held the role of commercial and ... 
10 July 2017

Centurion appoints new head of sales

Simon Hutchinson joins DIY, garden, housewares and safety products supplier Centurion Europe in the role of head of sales. Mr Hutchinson brings with him a wealth of experience in leading a sales force, with his previous roles including commercial ... 
6 July 2017

Toolbank employee’s close shave for charity

Mel Wilcock who works at Toolbank Cwmbran, has just had her head shaved to raise funds on behalf of three charities: TOGS Centre Torfae, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) and The Little Princess Trust.Mrs Wilcock and her husband Rob (... 
4 July 2017

Charity gets helping hand from The Screwfix Foundation

The Bridge (East Midlands), based in Loughborough has been awarded £4,700 in funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.“We are very ... 
4 July 2017

Bostik official partner of Tour de France

Bostik has signed up as an official partner of the Tour de France. The sponsorship agreement upgrades the firm’s previous participation as an official supplier in 2015 and 2016 and will run for the next two years. The event will be used as a ... 
3 July 2017

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