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Centurion great christmas giveaway

Every year, Centurion Europe run a week long ‘Great Christmas Giveaway’ campaign, offering customers the chance to win some great prizes and discounts during the run up to Christmas.The giveaway is communicated via email and word of mouth, and one ... 
19 December 2017

Tile Trader’s “Tiling for a Good Cause” winner announced 

Online retailer Tile Trader.co.uk has revealed that Complete Kidz, a community interest company in the West Midlands, has won its competition and bagged a bespoke tiling makeover worth £500 to transform its community centre.The retailer’s “Tiling ... 
14 December 2017

Chris Pateman appointed as HTA Chair

The HTA has announced the appointment of Chris Pateman as the chair of the association. In this new role Chris will assist the HTA Board in coordinating the activities of the HTA Executive and their teams at Horticulture House, ensuring that the ... 
7 December 2017

Home Hardware shop manager receives Special Recognition Award

Fiona Robson was presented with the accolade at the recent Home Hardware convention in recognition of the help and support she has given to The Islands Home Hardware on the Isles of ScillyMs Robson was presented with the award at the convention at ... 
6 December 2017

D.W. Nye launch festive gingerbread competition for charity

Kingsfold based builders merchant D.W. Nye will be helping to raise funds on behalf of Horsham charity Born Free with their fun, Christmas inspired competition ‘Guess how many sweets are hidden inside the Gingerbread House’.The baked masonry ... 
6 December 2017

Team Akzo Nobel launches fundraiser to help prepare next generation of sailors

Team AkzoNobel, which is currently sailing around the world in its quest to win the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, is working to help a group of young sailors by launching a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the Bronx, NY-based non-profit Rocking the ... 
28 November 2017

Home Hardware raises £1,600 for charities

Members, suppliers and staff at Home Hardware’s recent Convention held at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel raised £1,600 for charities.£300 was raised for Children in Need in a very successful draw held on the appeal day.£1,300 was also raised for Guide ... 
28 November 2017

Former UK ambassador unveiled as first speaker for 2018 GCA conference

FORMER UK Ambassador Charles Crawford has been announced this month (November) as the first speaker booked for the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 52nd annual conference in Warwickshire in January (January 21 until 24, 2018).Garden centre owners, ... 
23 November 2017

Geoff gets growing his ‘tache again for charity

Wyevale Nurseries trading foreman Geoff Godsall is growing a moustache this month in aid of a hospice in Hereford.  Mr Godsall, who has worked at Wyevale Nurseries for 30 years, will be growing a moustache for the second year running ... 
16 November 2017

Habitat announces new head of product design as creative director exits

Polly Dickens is set to retire from her current position as Creative Director of the interiors brand Habitat at the end of January 2018. Dickens will be succeeded by Habitat’s current Senior Design Manager, Kate Butler, who will take on the role of ... 
15 November 2017
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