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Squire’s given ‘Best Garden Centre’ accolade by The Express

Squire’s Garden Centres have been awarded the title ‘Best Garden Centre’ at the Express Home and Living Awards 2017.A star-studded ceremony was held last Thursday, 26 October in London’s West End, where the biggest and brightest names in homes and ... 
31 October 2017

Asda's boss Sean Clarke steps down after 18 months

Asda's current president and chief executive, Sean Clarke, will leave his post at the end of the year after just 18 months in the job.He will be replaced by current deputy chief executive Roger Burnley, who joined Asda a year ago from rival ... 
30 October 2017

Paul Hilliam appointed Christchurch Stewarts Garden Centres manager

After a retail career that has taken Paul Hilliam across the UK after starting with the Great Mills chain and various locations with the Dobbies Garden Centre Group, Dorset born Paul has returned to his hometown having been appointed Centre Manager ... 
26 October 2017

Smart Garden Products appoints new trade marketing manager

Smart Garden Products announces that Caroline Holford joined the company this month from Dexam International. Ms Holford, who took up the role of trade marketing manager on October 9, brings a wealth of trade marketing experience with her. Prior to ... 
23 October 2017

Steve Guy makes move back to Kingfisher

Former B&Q horticulture buyer, who left to take up a role at Dobbies, has made a return to Kingfisher this month. Kingfisher, today, confirmed that Steve Guy had joined the company as head of sales for outdoor categories.Mr Guy spent 13 years at ... 
19 October 2017

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
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