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New recruits strengthen HTA’s Horticultural team

Sally Cullimore joins as Policy Executive and brings many years of experience from the grower sector after completing her studies at Pershore College. Sally has spent time at Ball Colegrave and the Newey Group in sales and marketing roles. She has a ... 
15 June 2018

Wyevale Nurseries promote two employees and launch graduate trainee programme

Two members of staff at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford are celebrating this month (June, 2018) after both receiving promotions. Kyle Ross has been promoted to Production Manager at Wyevale Containers Division and Chris King has accepted the role of ... 
8 June 2018

Centurion team gears up for Vado rally

Ready fpr the off tomorrow, the four members of the Centurion team have completed their intensive fitness training programme and are said to be in “supreme physical shape” for the Vado Rally that will take them through Northern Europe and into ... 
5 June 2018

Croydex names new national account manager

Bathroom accessories specialist, Croydex has appointed La Hacienda’s Rob Noyes to the role of national account manager.Mr Noyes joins the award-winning manufacturer from La Hacienda where he held roles in the corporate sales team and managed a wide ... 
4 June 2018

Squire’s Chairman receives OBE at Buckingham Palace

Colin Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres, received his OBE from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Friday 18th May. He was given the award in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in recognition of his services to ... 
29 May 2018

Wienerberger announces new commercial director

Kevin Tolson has been appointed as commercial director of building material solutions provider Wienerberger. He follows in the footsteps of Keith Barker, the company’s previous commercial director and current managing director.Mr Tolson, who joined ... 
16 May 2018

IKEA appoints new UK and Ireland country retail manager

Home furnishing company, IKEA UK and Ireland, today announced the appointment of Javier Quiñones as Country Retail Manager to lead the UK and Ireland business.Mr Quiñones will take over from Gillian Drakeford on 1st June 2018, building on her ... 
16 May 2018

Rudridge appoints new senior sales coordinator at Gravesend

Groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has appointed Daniel Best to the position of senior sales coordinator at its Gravesend branch, on the Denton Wharf Estate.Mr Best has been in the industry for 23 years, gaining a wealth of experience at a ... 
15 May 2018

A Perry & Co partners with local Halesowen College to create new artistic landmark

A new local artistic landmark is due to be created in Cradley Heath through a partnership between Halesowen College and A Perry & Co (Hinges) Ltd, a manufacturer and supplier of hinges, hardware, ironmongery, chain and threaded bar, which has ... 
9 May 2018

Decco appoints new COO

Home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has appointed Andrew Ballantine as its chief operating officer, following the departure of Charlie Lacey to take up a position as managing director of electrical distributor, the Stearn Electric Company Limited ... 
8 May 2018
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re: Quick and easy wood treatment oil from Frogsuit

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Hi, please confirm if Frogsuit can be used on all external wood doors and sheds.RegardsBeverley...

re: Quick and easy wood treatment oil from Frogsuit

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