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Leyland SDM stores support Macmillan Cancer Support’s Men & Cancer campaign

London decorating and DIY specialist Leyland SDM partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support to support them on its annual Men & Cancer campaign which ran from 3 – 17 June 2019. The UK’s leading cancer support charity launched the campaign to ... 
8 July 2019

Kybotech names new buying director

Worksop-based garden buildings manufacturer Kybotech has appointed a new director to head up the company’s buying team.Catherine Lyons has joined the company from discount warehouse JTF, where she gained eight years of experience as director of ... 
8 July 2019

Squire’s Garden Centres announces round of new appointments

Squire’s has made a number of new appointments, including promoting two members of staff to the role of centre manager.At Squire’s Garden Centre in Reigate, Adam Eton has been appointed manager, taking over from Ian Farmer, who has retired after 25 ... 
5 July 2019

Dunlop strengthens sales and marketing team with new appointments

The manufacturers of tiling and flooring products has appointed Kathryn Hyde has as marketing manager, and David Moore as area sales manager for the North West and North Wales.Ms Hyde brings with her a wealth of expertise in communications and ... 
4 July 2019

Kingfisher appoints new CEO

Following the CEO succession announcement on 20 March, Kingfisher today announces the appointment of Thierry Garnier as Chief Executive Officer. Thierry will be appointed to the Board as an Executive Director and will take over from Véronique Laury ... 
27 June 2019

Covers Alresford creates hospice garden for the senses

Covers Alresford helps hospice create sensory garden Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Alresford will be supporting Naomi House & Jacksplace by donating topsoil and compost to help the hospices grow sensory plants. The plants have been ... 
26 June 2019

Squire's aids magical Children's home Garden Makeover

The garden makeover at Burbank Children’s Home in Woking took place to celebrate Squire’s Garden Centres becoming Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards 100th Primary Authority partner. Squire’s donated plants and Councillor Ayesha Azad ... 
21 June 2019

Greenfingers wing walkers will finally take to the skies

Three members of the garden retail industry have just days before taking to the skies for an adrenaline-fuelled wing walk in aid of the Greenfingers Charity.Having been postponed once already after a technical glitch grounded the plane, the trio ... 
21 June 2019

Vitax area sales manager retires after 37 years

Vitax has announced one of its longest serving area sales managers will retire from his role in July. Julian Goodhand, who has been with the company for 37 years, will officially retire from the firm on 31 July.Mr Goodhand's early career started at ... 
20 June 2019

Wyevale nurseries staff hike and cycle in aid of charity

Twenty members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford are this month physically challenging themselves in aid of charity. On June 22, members of the team will either be hiking 18 miles from Talybont-on-Usk to Llangattock, taking part in an ... 
19 June 2019
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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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