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Bathroom Takeaway appoints new supply chain & product manager

The bathroom retailer has taken on a new manager to head up its sourcing and purchasing division, as well as overseeing the roll out of 14 new stores. Neil Butterwick has managed stock environments for 27 years for global and national household ... 
18 January 2018

Perrywood presents over £14,000 to chosen charities

Tiptree garden centre, Perrywood presented cheques totalling more than £14,000 to its chosen charities at the garden centre: Mid and North Essex Mind, Marie Curie and Greenfingers. Throughout 2017, Perrywood’s staff and customers raised a total of £... 
18 January 2018

Bents donates allotment plot to Shoulder to Soldier charity

Bents Garden & Home has teamed up with Shoulder to Soldier, donating a plot at its community allotment site to the Leigh-based charity, which dedicates it’s time to supporting serving personnel, their families and veterans. Shoulder to Soldier ... 
18 January 2018

John Colley returns to Kingfisher after seven years

Kingfisher has welcomed John Colley back into the fold after seven years, appointing him as its group trading director.A Kingfisher spokesperson commented: "John and his team will work with our Offer & Supply Chain organisation to support the ... 
16 January 2018

Covers raises £350 for Chestnut Tree House

Staff at Covers discarded their fleeces and flocked to don their favourite festive jumper in December to raise funds for charity.The team were encouraged to give a minimum of £2 each which raised £350 for Sussex-based children’s hospice, Chestnut ... 
8 January 2018

Suttons buyer joins The Tildenet Group

James Hollingworth has joined garden structure manufacturer The Tildenet Group as product development manager working across all of the company’s brands. With over 12 years’ experience in the garden sector, Mr Hollingworth has made the move from his ... 
5 January 2018

Habitat announces new head of product design as creative director exits

Polly Dickens is set to retire from her current position as Creative Director of the interiors brand Habitat at the end of January 2018. Dickens will be succeeded by Habitat’s current Senior Design Manager, Kate Butler, who will take on the role of ... 
15 November 2017

B&M recruits new chairman

B&M has recruited a new chairman to succeed Sir Terry Leahy as the discount retailer posted an "excellent" first-half performance with strong growth in revenues, EBITDA and pre-tax profits.The company has appointed Peter Bamford as a non-... 
14 November 2017

Helen MacDonald appointed HTA council representative for Scotland

The Horticultural Trades Association has announced that Helen MacDonald of Merryhatton Garden Centre in East Lothian, near Edinburgh, has been appointed to the role of HTA Council Representative for Scotland. Helen replaces Simon Fraser who stepped ... 
9 November 2017

Decco raises over £5000.00 for Greenfingers

Decco has raised over £5,000 for the Greenfingers Charity at its Newton Abbot trade show dinner. Decco’s chief operating officer Charlie Lacey is pictured presenting a cheque for £5,175 to Hillview Group’s chief executive officer Boyd Douglas ... 
7 November 2017
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