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Toolbank driver retires after 39 years and almost 2million miles

Mike Peace, who was based at Toolbank’s Cleckheaton branch and clocked up a huge number of miles delivering to customers throughout Yorkshire and Lancashire, retired last month. Mike joined Toolbank in August 1978 as a driver and has remained ... 
6 April 2018

Screwfix enlists army of tradespeople to makeover charity for latest campaign

Today, Screwfix and agency collaborators McCann Central and Viewpoint are set to debut their latest Outdoor Projects campaign, which focused on supporting a charity for young people.Filmed on location at The Amber Foundation in Devon, the integrated ... 
6 April 2018

Bents donates over £22k to Alzheimer’s Society

Customers and colleagues have helped Bents Garden & Home raise an incredible amount for its 2017 Charity of the Year. A total of £22,100 has been presented to Alzheimer’s Society by Bents, which will use the ... 
5 April 2018

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
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