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Decco appoints new manager at Leeds branch

The home improvement and garden wholesaler has taken on Martin Sutcliffe as manager for Decco Leeds, following Andrew Ballantine’s promotion to chief operating officer. The appointment was effective from August 1.Mr Sutcliffe joins Decco from ... 
2 August 2018

ERA creates new smartware helpdesk

The home security specialist has implemented a new helpdesk team offering end-user support for its smartware security product portfolio.The four-strong team offers expert help and guidance for home owners, trade and local authorities from ERA’s head ... 
1 August 2018

Tile Mountain to name stand at Stoke City FC

The fast-growing online tile retailer has strengthened its existing ties with Stoke City FC by becoming an Official Platinum Partner of the Club, giving it naming rights on the East Stand at the bet365 Stadium for the next two seasonsAs part of the ... 
31 July 2018

GCA inspector retires after 11 years in role

Roger Crookes is retiring as an inspector for the Garden Centre Association (GCA) this month after 11 years in the role. Mr Crookes became a GCA inspector in 2007 after a career working in garden centres around the UK since 1977.Chief Executive of ... 
30 July 2018

Wyevale Staff raise £1,500 for charity

22 members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford challenged themselves physically last Saturday (July 21, 2018) and have so far raised £1,500 in aid of a children’s charity.The team members either hiked 21-miles from Brecon to Crickhowell, ... 
24 July 2018

CABO strengthens UK presence

Italian firm CABO has extended the reach of its Colour Equipment Division by making its mixing systems available in the UK & Ireland and appoints new agent for the region.CABO has appointed Jim Sweeney as its UK & Ireland agent representing ... 
23 July 2018

Obituary: Jim Ferguson

Home Hardware (Scotland) is very sad to announce that inspiration and founder member Jim Ferguson passed away on July 19, aged 71 following a short illness. His wife Celia, daughter Fiona and son Brian, were at his bedside.Home Hardware (Scotland) ... 
20 July 2018

Yale boosts specialist trade team with new appointment

Yale has appointed Terry Groot to the role of Key Account Manager within its specialist trade team.Mr Groot’s new role will see him take responsibility for a number of key accounts within the trade sector, utilising his 24 years’ experience in sales ... 
19 July 2018

Yale appoints new retail sales director for its DIY channel

Leading security specialist, Yale UK, has announced the appointment of Andrew Dixon to the role of Retail Sales Director. His new role will see him take responsibility for the DIY channel, with a focus on growing the Yale brand in the retail ... 
19 July 2018

Squire’s management team go back to the shopfloor

Head office staff, including deputy chairman Sarah Squire, managing director Martin Breddy and group marketing manager Karen Smith spent a day working in one of the 5 Squire’s garden centres as part of the retailer’s Feet on the Floor campaign.Each ... 
12 July 2018
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