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Bentley directors triumph at London Marathon

Two of the directors at Charles Bentley & Sons Ltd ran this year's London Marathon in support of the Contact a Family charity, raising an impressive £7,000. 
22 May 2017

Sarah Golden leaves BIRA

BIRA marketing, member and publishing director leaves the British Independent Retailers Association after 15 years.BIRA CEO Alan Hawkins said of the news: “It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the board of directors announces Sarah Golden’... 
18 May 2017

Actavo appoints new manager at flagship midlands branch

Actavo Hire & Sales Solutions has appointed Nicky Emery as manager of its branch in the Great Barr area of Birmingham.As Birmingham branch manager, Ms Emery will be responsible for leading the Actavo team and positioning the branch as a leading ... 
18 May 2017

HTA appoints new director

As part of an ongoing review into the management structure, the HTA board has appointed  Alex Vick as the senior executive director with immediate effect. 
18 May 2017

Stax bolsters buying team with two new additions

Wholesaler and trade supplier, Stax Trade Centres, has added two new members to its purchasing team, further strengthening the department. 
11 May 2017

New head of marketing for Kelkay

Kelkay has announced the appointment of Sarah Downing to the senior management team in the newly created role of head of marketing. 
9 May 2017

Deco-Pak welcomes new company director and sales manager

The general manager for Deco-Pak Rod Slater has become the new company director, and the decorative aggregate specialist has also welcomed new national sales and key account manager Bruce Atkinson. 
8 May 2017

New faces at The National DIY Show

Sales manager Robert Gouge joins the 2018 event’s sales team, working with area sales manager Emily Cox, who is now solely dedicated to the show. 
4 May 2017

Peter Avis announced as keynote for HTA Catering Conference

Restaurant manager of Virgin Limited Edition’s Babylon restaurant in London Peter Avis is set to address delegates at the HTA Catering Conference – ‘A Piece of Cake?’ 
3 May 2017

New finance director for Squire's

Squire’s Garden Centres has appointed Mark Wilson as the new finance director. 
2 May 2017
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