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Home Hardware appoints business development manager

Home Hardware announced that Adam Southall has recently joined the company as business development manager for the Midlands and Wales.Mr Southall has previous experience in flooring and mobility product retail management. His role will involve ... 
14 September 2017

Adam Taylor elected as new President for the HTA

Adam Taylor from Taylors Bulbs was elected as President of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) at the Association’s annual general meeting which took place on 12 September at Glee.Adam takes on the role from Adam Wigglesworth of Aylett ... 
13 September 2017

AkzoNobel announces new management structure

AkzoNobel has announced a new management structure for its Paints and Coatings business in advance of creating two focused high-performing businesses; Paints and Coatings and Specialty Chemicals.This announcement follows the recently communicated ... 
8 September 2017

Squire’s announces Charities of the Year

Squire’s Garden Centres has announced its Charities of the Year for 2017/2018 including Princess Alice Hospice, Horsley & Bookham Riding for the Disabled, the 1st Fetcham Scout Group and the Aldershot & Farnborough Guide Dog Association.Team ... 
7 September 2017

Barrus appoints new sales & technical manager for garden division

E P Barrus has appointed Phil Noble as field sales & technical manager for the garden division. After 19 years’ service with Barrus, Phil will be stepping up from his position as area sales manager to head up one of the most respected sales ... 
7 September 2017

Covers aims to raise over £30,000 for local hospices

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants is aiming to raise over £30,000 to help local hospices. The company’s 13 depots will support 11 hospices for both children and adults across the South East.Between Monday 11 and Saturday 16, September, Covers ... 
1 September 2017

Farplants appoints trade marketing manager

To build upon the success of their recently released new concept ranges, The Farplants Group has created a new position, with Emma Glue joining as trade marketing manager.“I am pleased to welcome Emma to our expanding team and to add her experience ... 
29 August 2017

Advance Brighter Futures receives generous donation from Screwfix Foundation

Wrexham-based Advance Brighter Futures has been awarded £5,000 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.“We are very grateful to ... 
28 August 2017

ERA expands Smartware team

ERA has expanded its team with the appointment of Kevin Spencer as Smartware product manager.With expertise in intruder alarms and a wealth of experience in product innovation and market analysis, Mr Spencer has worked in the security industry for ... 
25 August 2017

Gardman appoints group sales director

Gardman has appointed Mark Portman as group sales director to take responsibility for all sales across independent, national and International customers. He joins from Henkel where he was general manager for the UK responsible for sales and ... 
25 August 2017

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re: Acana tackles carpet moths with carpet & fabric moth killer and freshener

Stephanie Ferrante
Hello, could someone from customer service call me - I am located in the US and we have a moth/ carpet issue. I am going to purchase this ...

re: Tommy Walsh: 'I'm really proud of my £1 tools'

Gregory ciacci
paint brushes good but paint roller sponge keeps fallinf off as i am painting doesnt help if i am doing big front room wall like i have ...

re: B&Q overhauls kitchen and bathroom sales process

No BQ employees affected - how come???when they're unemployed and losing a wage.....derrrrr...

re: Kingfisher opens first net zero energy store

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