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Steve Warrington leaves B&Q for senior digital role

The B&Q marketer has joined digital agency Jellyfish as digital strategy director, leaving his role as head of performance media and optimisation at the DIY chain. Steve Warrington makes the move to Jellyfish after more than four years at B&Q,... 
14 August 2017

Wienerberger names new MD

Keith Barker has been appointed as managing director of building material provider Wienerberger following a wider European management reorganisation, which will see current MD, Harald Schwarzmayr take the position of COO of Pipelife North & ... 
14 August 2017

Bostik signs sponsorship deal with Isthmian Football League

The Isthmian Football League has been re-branded The Bostik League in a two-year deal.Bostik has a long-standing relationship with grassroots football including its on-going sponsorship of The Northern Premier League and Southern Football League ... 
9 August 2017

Earlswood team drive for charities in Pavestone Rally

Four members of staff at Solihull-based Earlswood Garden & Landscape Centre are taking part in this year’s Pavestone Rally where they will drive through 10 countries in just four days (September 7-10) in aid of Rainy Day Trust & Teenage ... 
8 August 2017

John Connett completes charity bike ride

Faithfull Tools national account mananger John Connett completed a 100km bike ride to raise funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.Mr Connett completed the Liverpool Nightrider charity bike ride in just under six hours round a very wet, windy ... 
4 August 2017

Woodlodge to skydive for charity

Richard Newton and Abigail Stocker from Woodlodge Products will be taking to the skies to raise money for Greenfingers Charity on September 17. In association with the Army Parachute Association, the dare devil pair will take part in a tandem ... 
28 July 2017

Akzo Nobel restructures executive committee

Reporting its half-year results, Akzo has announced a new structure for its executive committee, promoting head of decorative paints Ruud Joosten as chief operating officer.The changes have been made, with a view to driving “operational excellence, ... 
25 July 2017

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
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