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Akzo announces Maarten De Vries as Chief Financial Officer

AkzoNobel today announces Maarten de Vries as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), starting January 1, 2018.Maarten has more than 25 years of experience in finance and international business, including 10 years in Asia. Previous roles include CFO and ... 
19 September 2017

Home Hardware appoints Michael Smith as head of sales

Home Hardware Southwest Limited has announced that Michael Smith joined them on Monday, September 4 in the new role of head of sales.Mr Smith's role will include overseeing the sales team as well as developing new business.He has over 20 years of ... 
15 September 2017

Centurion Europe appoint new area sales managers

Centurion Europe, the Doncaster based supplier of DIY, Garden, Housewares and Safety products has announced the appointment of Leo Bryant and Matt Sagar as new Area Sales Managers.Leo Bryant will be responsible for the South West region. Leo joins ... 
15 September 2017

Squires raises funds for Princess Alice Hospice

Squires Garden Centre in Long Ditton held a Mexican Fiesta Charity Day at the end of August which raised £556.76 for Princess Alice Hospice.There was a Mexican selfie station, face painting, lucky dip, charity raffle and a fun trail around the ... 
14 September 2017

Darlac makes new appointments

Garden tools specialists Darlac has appointed Chris Owen as business development manager. He was previously a territory manager for seed company Mr Fothergill’s which recently acquired Darlac.In addition to all existing Darlac accounts Mr Owen’s ... 
14 September 2017

Home Hardware appoints business development manager

Home Hardware announced that Adam Southall has recently joined the company as business development manager for the Midlands and Wales.Mr Southall has previous experience in flooring and mobility product retail management. His role will involve ... 
14 September 2017

Adam Taylor elected as new President for the HTA

Adam Taylor from Taylors Bulbs was elected as President of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) at the Association’s annual general meeting which took place on 12 September at Glee.Adam takes on the role from Adam Wigglesworth of Aylett ... 
13 September 2017

AkzoNobel announces new management structure

AkzoNobel has announced a new management structure for its Paints and Coatings business in advance of creating two focused high-performing businesses; Paints and Coatings and Specialty Chemicals.This announcement follows the recently communicated ... 
8 September 2017

Squire’s announces Charities of the Year

Squire’s Garden Centres has announced its Charities of the Year for 2017/2018 including Princess Alice Hospice, Horsley & Bookham Riding for the Disabled, the 1st Fetcham Scout Group and the Aldershot & Farnborough Guide Dog Association.Team ... 
7 September 2017

Barrus appoints new sales & technical manager for garden division

E P Barrus has appointed Phil Noble as field sales & technical manager for the garden division. After 19 years’ service with Barrus, Phil will be stepping up from his position as area sales manager to head up one of the most respected sales ... 
7 September 2017
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