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HTA announces board changes

HTA members representing all sectors of the industry attended the association’s Annual General Meeting which took place this week at the HTA’s Horticulture House in Chilton, Oxfordshire. 
7 December 2016

Bunnings ceo John Gillam to step down

Wesfarmers, the parent group which now owns Homebase, has confirmed that long-standing Bunnings chief executive officer John Gillam will leave his role after 12 years. 
7 December 2016

Mike Jones appointed new MD of Fetim Group

Fetim Group, an international trading company that specialises in the design, development, marketing and sale of construction products, shower & bathroom, flooring and home decoration ranges has appointed Mike Jones as managing director responsible for the UK. 
29 November 2016

Plaut International welcomes new sales director for DIY

Plaut International are pleased to announce that Steve Pinder has recently joined the organisation as sales director for DIY products. 
28 November 2016

B&Q mum-of-two customer advisor stars in retailer's Christmas ad

A 45-year-old mother of two who has worked in B&Q Paisley for almost 10 years has been chosen to star in the retail giant's Christmas advert. 
23 November 2016

Yale appoints new member of Smart Living team

Yale has introduced a new member of the Smart Living team to take the next step in mobile development. 
16 November 2016

Palace date for What More UK Director to collect OBE honour

Friday, November 11 was a work day like no other for What More UK director Tony Grimshaw, as he made his way to Buckingham Palace to collect his OBE award. 
15 November 2016

Andy McIndoe becomes the voice of Vitax Garden World

Well-known practical horticulturist and author Andy McIndoe, has teamed up with Vitax to become its gardening expert for the new Vitax Garden World website. 
7 November 2016

Kelkay appoints new production manager

East-Yorkshire family-run business Kelkay has appointed Mark Murgatroyd as its new production manager. 
7 November 2016

What More UK director hailed as UK manufacturing ‘exemplar'

Lancashire-based plastics manufacturer What More UK has been listed among the top 100 British manufacturers. 
3 November 2016

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re: Wickes: More complaints from employees

Forklift drivers are no linger paid extra as of this summer. Its an added risk. I have been advised not to take the FLT training...

re: Homebase sales fly since Bunnings takeover

great news for the store teams , good to see stock on shelves but a long way to go to make the business sustainable, although this might ...

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