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John Colley returns to Kingfisher after seven years

Kingfisher has welcomed John Colley back into the fold after seven years, appointing him as its group trading director.A Kingfisher spokesperson commented: "John and his team will work with our Offer & Supply Chain organisation to support the ... 
16 January 2018

Covers raises £350 for Chestnut Tree House

Staff at Covers discarded their fleeces and flocked to don their favourite festive jumper in December to raise funds for charity.The team were encouraged to give a minimum of £2 each which raised £350 for Sussex-based children’s hospice, Chestnut ... 
8 January 2018

Suttons buyer joins The Tildenet Group

James Hollingworth has joined garden structure manufacturer The Tildenet Group as product development manager working across all of the company’s brands. With over 12 years’ experience in the garden sector, Mr Hollingworth has made the move from his ... 
5 January 2018

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

B&M recruits new chairman

B&M has recruited a new chairman to succeed Sir Terry Leahy as the discount retailer posted an "excellent" first-half performance with strong growth in revenues, EBITDA and pre-tax profits.The company has appointed Peter Bamford as a non-... 
14 November 2017

Helen MacDonald appointed HTA council representative for Scotland

The Horticultural Trades Association has announced that Helen MacDonald of Merryhatton Garden Centre in East Lothian, near Edinburgh, has been appointed to the role of HTA Council Representative for Scotland. Helen replaces Simon Fraser who stepped ... 
9 November 2017

Decco raises over £5000.00 for Greenfingers

Decco has raised over £5,000 for the Greenfingers Charity at its Newton Abbot trade show dinner. Decco’s chief operating officer Charlie Lacey is pictured presenting a cheque for £5,175 to Hillview Group’s chief executive officer Boyd Douglas ... 
7 November 2017

Travis Perkins appoints Stuart Chambers non-executive chairman

Further to the announcement made on 27 June 2017, Travis Perkins has announced that Robert Walker will retire from the Board on November 6, 2017 and Stuart Chambers will succeed him as non-executive chairman with effect from November 7, 2017. Mr ... 
6 November 2017

Smart Garden Products expand its award-winning team

This month, due to the continued growth of its rapidly-expanding export business, Smart Garden Products welcomed two new employees to its award-winning team based in Abingdon.Following her recent promotion, Elvire Beugin was delighted to recruit ... 
2 November 2017

Farplants appoints Andy Merrick as head of sales

Andy Merrick, previously the Garden Centre Sales Manager for the West Sussex based plant wholesaler, has been appointed to Head of Sales to continue the company’s growth plans. Since joining in 1999, he has progressed within sales and account ... 
31 October 2017

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