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Squire's runs successful 'Grow Your Own Chips' event

Hundreds of local school children visited Squire’s Garden Centres at the end of March to take part in a “Grow Your Own Chips” session. This initiative began because Squire’s believe in the importance of children learning where their food comes from, ... 
4 April 2018

APL appoints Rod Winrow as new chairman

Ken White from Frosts Landscapes has stepped down as chair of the association of professional landscapers (APL). Vice chair Rod Winrow, from Garden House Design, is taking on the role of chair with David Sewell from the Garden Makers assuming the ... 
3 April 2018

Decco raises £1,750 in Hanging Man challenge

To help celebrate the Rainy Day Trust’s 175th anniversary and fundraising drive, the manager of Decco’s Leeds distribution centre, Andrew Ballantine was literally left hanging, as he became the latest industry figure to prove the strength of Henkel’... 
3 April 2018

Covers presents local hospices with funds

The team at Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has presented three local hospices with £16,950 of funds following a fundraising campaign to help charities in the community.Covers’ Help for Hospices, which runs for one week each year, included a ... 
3 April 2018

New sales structure at Sika Everbuild

Everbuild – A Sika Company have undertaken a re-structure of the sales department, starting the new year off with a fresh set of eyes and utilising talent already existing within the company and bringing it to the forefront.With over 25 years of ... 
27 March 2018

Mark Higgins appointed as head of horticulture at Bord na Móna

Mark Higgins has recently taken over the position as Head of Horticulture for Bord Na Móna. Mr Higgins joins Bord Na Móna Horticulture with a strong strategic commercial and operational background which he has gained within the FMCG sector, with ... 
26 March 2018

Mark Portman makes move to Scotts

Gardman group sales director and former Henkel UK MD, Mark Portman has replaced Sheila Hill as Scotts Miracle Gro UK & Ireland general manager.Mr Portman joined Gardman in August 2017, having spent seven years at Henkel Consumer Adhesives, where ... 
23 March 2018

Chris Pateman resigns as Chairman of HTA

The HTA Board have today announced that Chris Pateman has left his post as Chairman of the HTA due to family reasons.Mr Pateman said: “I find a number of family issues are now requiring my attention and the long commute had made it harder than ... 
21 March 2018

ERA appoints Tania Tams as head of marketing

West-midlands-based ERA, the UK’s home security expert, has appointed Tania Tams as head of marketing to oversee the communications and marketing activity across the company’s distribution channels.Having previously held the position of marketing ... 
15 March 2018

Smart Garden announces winners of the Sales Manager of the Year Award

For the first time in the history of their 'Sales Manager of the Year' awards, Chairman Paris Natar was able to congratulate more than one winner who will share the trophy over the coming year. Stephen Kenny (Barrowbridge Ltd) covering the Republic ... 
12 March 2018
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