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Croydex names new national account manager

Bathroom accessories specialist, Croydex has appointed La Hacienda’s Rob Noyes to the role of national account manager.Mr Noyes joins the award-winning manufacturer from La Hacienda where he held roles in the corporate sales team and managed a wide ... 
4 June 2018

Squire’s Chairman receives OBE at Buckingham Palace

Colin Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres, received his OBE from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Friday 18th May. He was given the award in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in recognition of his services to ... 
29 May 2018

Wienerberger announces new commercial director

Kevin Tolson has been appointed as commercial director of building material solutions provider Wienerberger. He follows in the footsteps of Keith Barker, the company’s previous commercial director and current managing director.Mr Tolson, who joined ... 
16 May 2018

IKEA appoints new UK and Ireland country retail manager

Home furnishing company, IKEA UK and Ireland, today announced the appointment of Javier Quiñones as Country Retail Manager to lead the UK and Ireland business.Mr Quiñones will take over from Gillian Drakeford on 1st June 2018, building on her ... 
16 May 2018

Rudridge appoints new senior sales coordinator at Gravesend

Groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has appointed Daniel Best to the position of senior sales coordinator at its Gravesend branch, on the Denton Wharf Estate.Mr Best has been in the industry for 23 years, gaining a wealth of experience at a ... 
15 May 2018

A Perry & Co partners with local Halesowen College to create new artistic landmark

A new local artistic landmark is due to be created in Cradley Heath through a partnership between Halesowen College and A Perry & Co (Hinges) Ltd, a manufacturer and supplier of hinges, hardware, ironmongery, chain and threaded bar, which has ... 
9 May 2018

Decco appoints new COO

Home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has appointed Andrew Ballantine as its chief operating officer, following the departure of Charlie Lacey to take up a position as managing director of electrical distributor, the Stearn Electric Company Limited ... 
8 May 2018

HTA introduces new board members

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Matthew Bent, the managing director from Bents Garden & Home near Warrington, to the HTA Board as a non-executive director.Matthew Bent said: “I am delighted and proud ... 
8 May 2018

Alistair McAuley appointed new MD of Akzo decorative and paints UK & Ireland

Akzo Nobel has appointed a new managing director for decorative and paints United Kingdom and Ireland. Matt Pullen, managing director of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK and Ireland and UK country director since January 2015, will leave the business ... 
26 April 2018

Squire's employee skydives for Princess Alice Hospice

Denise July, an employee at Squire’s Garden Centre in Long Ditton, bravely jumped out of a plane last Saturday 21st April to raise money for Squire’s chosen charity Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.Denise said of the skydive: “I am actually terrified ... 
25 April 2018
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