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Akzo announce changes to supervisory board

Akzo Nobel announces today the nomination of a new Supervisory Board member; Mr. Michiel Jaski, following an extensive search process.This follows the nomination of Mrs. Sue Clark and Mr. Patrick Thomas for appointment to the Supervisory Board as ... 
18 October 2017

Ridgeons employee raises £800 for EACH

An employee from the Ridgeons branch in Halesworth has raised £800 for East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) by cycling more than 75 miles in one day.Roger Cox began the charity’s Ride for Life challenge in Snetterton at 6:30am on Monday 2nd ... 
18 October 2017

BAM Construct UK employees raise £19,000 for charity in a month

Employees at BAM Construct UK stepped, cycled, kicked, bounced and ran their way through Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September and raised £19,000 for children and young people’s cancer support charity CLIC Sargent. Hundreds of workers ... 
18 October 2017

Carol Paris joins Briers as non-executive director

Briers CEO Jackie Eades has today announced that Carol Paris will be joining the board as a non-executive director.Ms Paris was previously chief executive at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) before stepping down from the role due to family ... 
16 October 2017

Home Hardware appoints new regional business development manager

Home Hardware Southwest has announced the appointment of Ian Lloyd, who recently joined the business as business development manager for the East of England region covering Essex, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk.His appointment follows that of Adam ... 
16 October 2017

GCA Trust’s delegates report back from the IGCA Congress

Two young delegates sponsored by the Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust to attend the 58th International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress near Niagara Falls in Canada have been sharing their experiences. This year’s IGCA was attended by ... 
16 October 2017

TIMco expands in customer facing teams

TIMco, one of the UK’s largest independent wholesale suppliers of screws, fixings and power tools accessories, has extended their customer facing teams by welcoming five new employees including a new position for an existing member of staff; The new ... 
10 October 2017

Boyd Douglas-Davies awarded pearson memorial medal

Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, was awarded the HTA Pearson Memorial Medal at the HTA Garden Futures dinner, which took place at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on 4 October.This award, in memory of the HTA’s first general ... 
6 October 2017

New team gears for growth at STV

STV marks the start of its 25th year of business with the expansion of its commercial team and appointment of new senior managers with a plan for growth.In spite of tough trading conditions, STV grew by nearly 20% in 2017, and the company expects ... 
5 October 2017

Bunnings donate planter and flowers to St Albans pre-school

On Monday, September 24, Trinity Community Pre-school kids planted flowers and herbs in a planter donated by the Griffiths Way Bunnings store.Manager Joanne Ager said: “We are lucky to have a generous astro-turfed garden in which the children can ... 
2 October 2017

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re: B&Q sales dip 2.5%, as showroom sales decline

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re: Graham Bell to head up B&Q as part of Kingfisher reshuffle

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