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ERA appoints Foster-Shah as customer support manager

ERA, the leading UK home security specialist, has appointed Sumier Foster-Shah as customer support manager for smartware.Heading up a six-strong team of smartware experts, Sumier, who has over 20 years’ experience in delivering excellent customer ... 
11 October 2019

Kingfisher plc announces appointments of chief financial and chief transformation and development officers

Bernard BotKingfisher, the international home improvement company, today announces the appointment of Bernard Bot as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Bot will take up the role on 21 October 2019 and will be appointed to the Board of Directors on that ... 
9 October 2019

Rob Collins, managing director of Waitrose & Partners, to leave the John Lewis Partnership

The John Lewis Partnership has announced today that, after a 26-year career, Rob Collins has set out his intention to step down as managing director of Waitrose & Partners next year.The Partnership has also announced today the Future Partnership ... 
1 October 2019

Antony Harker steps down from MD role at AMES

After nearly two years of hard work under Antony Harker's leadership, the AMES UK team have said it is proud of its achievements; delivering the business integration of Kelkay, La Hacienda and Anchorfast Products (now Woodshaw), transforming brands, ... 
26 September 2019

Boyd Douglas-Davies named new HTA president

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), which took place at Glee on 11 September, saw the appointment of Boyd Douglas-Davies as HTA president.Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, has taken over ... 
11 September 2019

John Lewis Partnership appoints independent directors

The department store chain’s parent firm has created brand new roles, which will report to the chairman, and are designed to provide insight and challenge to the Partnership.Both roles are full-time and are in addition to the three non-executive ... 
9 September 2019

Malcolm Scott Consultants appoints new associate

Garden centre planning and design specialists Malcolm Scott Consultants has expanded its Worcester-based team with the appointment of Andrew Burton as a new associate. Mr Burton ran three centres in the Garden and Leisure Group for 14 years and, ... 
5 September 2019

On The Tools appoints former Jewson head of marketing

Construction online publisher, On The Tools, has appointed Clare Harding as Head of Marketing, PR and Events for the new Electric House agency. Clare Harding, previously head of marketing for Jewson, has been tasked with helping to launch the new ... 
29 August 2019

E.P. Barrus appoints new area sales manager for its garden division

E.P. Barrus has extended its sales team with the appointment of Gary Bowness as area sales manager covering the North West and Midlands.Mr Bowness brings over 15 years of sales experience specifically in garden tools, gloves and accessories. Before ... 
28 August 2019

Vitax appoints new area sales manager

Gardening specialist, Vitax, has announced appointment of a new area sales manager to cover customers across Avon, Wilts, Hants and Dorset following the retirement of Julian Goodhand earlier this year.David Beech, joins from Woodlodge Products ... 
20 August 2019
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