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Boyd Douglas-Davies named new HTA president

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), which took place at Glee on 11 September, saw the appointment of Boyd Douglas-Davies as HTA president.Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, has taken over ... 
11 September 2019

John Lewis Partnership appoints independent directors

The department store chain’s parent firm has created brand new roles, which will report to the chairman, and are designed to provide insight and challenge to the Partnership.Both roles are full-time and are in addition to the three non-executive ... 
9 September 2019

Malcolm Scott Consultants appoints new associate

Garden centre planning and design specialists Malcolm Scott Consultants has expanded its Worcester-based team with the appointment of Andrew Burton as a new associate. Mr Burton ran three centres in the Garden and Leisure Group for 14 years and, ... 
5 September 2019

On The Tools appoints former Jewson head of marketing

Construction online publisher, On The Tools, has appointed Clare Harding as Head of Marketing, PR and Events for the new Electric House agency. Clare Harding, previously head of marketing for Jewson, has been tasked with helping to launch the new ... 
29 August 2019

E.P. Barrus appoints new area sales manager for its garden division

E.P. Barrus has extended its sales team with the appointment of Gary Bowness as area sales manager covering the North West and Midlands.Mr Bowness brings over 15 years of sales experience specifically in garden tools, gloves and accessories. Before ... 
28 August 2019

Vitax appoints new area sales manager

Gardening specialist, Vitax, has announced appointment of a new area sales manager to cover customers across Avon, Wilts, Hants and Dorset following the retirement of Julian Goodhand earlier this year.David Beech, joins from Woodlodge Products ... 
20 August 2019

John Colley has resigned from role at Kingfisher

It has been reported that former Majestic Wine managing director John Colley has resigned from his role as chief trading officer at Kingfisher after just 20 months in the position, in order to return to Majestic.According to the Times, Mr Colley ... 
19 August 2019

New Travis Perkins CEO officially takes position

Nick Roberts has formally taken up his new post as CEO for Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials. Mr Roberts first joined the Group as CEO designate on July 1 to ensure a smooth handover with his predecessor, John Carter, ... 
19 August 2019

Thompson & Parkes announces new appointments

With the upcoming launch of its first retail DIY shop in Stourport, builders merchant Thompson & Parkes has appointed Nikki Shipton as Stourport’s new manager and Harry Dowling-Bingle as its supervisor.Building a new team from scratch, Ms ... 
15 August 2019

Homebase announces new director of Bathstore

Homebase has announced it has appointed Ian Penney as director of Bathstore and announces three new concession partnerships. The appointment follows the acquisition of Bathstore, the UK's largest specialist bathroom retailer, by Homebase in July ... 
14 August 2019
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