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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

Debenhams appoints new CEO, as Duddy paves way for exit

The ailing department store business has named “experienced turnaround expert” Stefaan Vansteenkiste as chief executive officer, with hopes he will take the business “into the next phase of its recovery”. Executive chairman Terry Duddy has revealed ... 
14 August 2019

Kybotech appoints general manager

Garden building manufacturer, Kybotech, has announced it has appointed a new general manager to head up the manufacturing and operational side of the business.Paul Copestick has joined the Worksop based company from Kairos Group where he worked as ... 
2 August 2019

GIMA raises £20k for Greenfingers' 20th anniversary

As GIMA’s chosen charity for 2019, Greenfingers has been the beneficiary of the many fundraising activities that the trade association has undertaken throughout the year. From the Charity Day, to the glittering GIMA Awards, in total GIMA has raised ... 
2 August 2019

BHETA announces new president

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s Annual General Meeting took place on 10 July and saw Alastair Fisher, joint managing director of Taylor’s Eye Witness appointed as its new president. This is a non-executive position and ... 
31 July 2019

Tong appoints non-executive chairman

Tong Garden Centre has restructured its board as it gears up for future growth and multisite operations. The centre's non-executive director, David Stanhope is stepping up to the position of non-executive chairman at the Tong Lane business with ... 
30 July 2019

Smart Garden Products appoints pet industry marketing expert

Pet Industry marketing expert Peter Johnson has joined Smart Garden Products to head up its newly-created pet division that will launch at Glee under the Zöon brand.The new brand is pronounced ‘Zow-On’ and takes its inspiration from the Greek word ... 
25 July 2019
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