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Garden industry pioneer retires

Paul Butler, one of the first in the trade to introduce natural stone into the UK, is to hang up his boots after 30 years' service. 
1 September 2008

Lafarge promotion

Andy Murphy has been appointed as Lafarge Cement UK's sales and marketing director, just twelve months after being promoted to head up its sales team. 
12 August 2008

New man at Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle has appointed Chris McVey as national account manager. He will manage a number of accounts across the UK whilst continuing to grow the brand and develop this market to its full potential. 
12 August 2008

Amtico appointment

Flooring company Amtico has appointed Sophia McKain as commercial marketing manager. 
12 August 2008

New md at Buildbase

Stephen Thompstone has been appointed managing director of Buildbase as of October 1 2008. 
4 August 2008

Marketing team sees rapid growth

Craig Jessop has joined Rapid UK as marketing executive.He joins from Pulsonic Technologies Ltd, where he oversaw the product launch of Fragile Earth and Green Clean product range with Burdens Environmental. 
4 August 2008

So Longhi, farewell

De'Longhi is saying goodbye to a long-standing member of the team. 
30 July 2008

New DLF Trifolium md

Laurence Scowen has taken over as managing director of DLF Trifolium, suppliers of Johnsons lawn seed. 
30 July 2008

Blackfriar says goodbye to national sales manager

Peter Briggs has retired from his post as national sales manager of Blackfriar Paints, having spent almost half a century in the paint industry. 
30 July 2008

Plasti-kote people

Plasti-kote has strengthened its sales force with two new senior sales staff. James Clark joins from ICI and will take care of central England while Neil Roberts takes responsibility for the south east. 
29 July 2008
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