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GCA Trust’s delegates report back from the IGCA Congress

Two young delegates sponsored by the Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust to attend the 58th International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress near Niagara Falls in Canada have been sharing their experiences. This year’s IGCA was attended by ... 
16 October 2017

TIMco expands in customer facing teams

TIMco, one of the UK’s largest independent wholesale suppliers of screws, fixings and power tools accessories, has extended their customer facing teams by welcoming five new employees including a new position for an existing member of staff; The new ... 
10 October 2017

Boyd Douglas-Davies awarded pearson memorial medal

Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, was awarded the HTA Pearson Memorial Medal at the HTA Garden Futures dinner, which took place at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on 4 October.This award, in memory of the HTA’s first general ... 
6 October 2017

New team gears for growth at STV

STV marks the start of its 25th year of business with the expansion of its commercial team and appointment of new senior managers with a plan for growth.In spite of tough trading conditions, STV grew by nearly 20% in 2017, and the company expects ... 
5 October 2017

Bunnings donate planter and flowers to St Albans pre-school

On Monday, September 24, Trinity Community Pre-school kids planted flowers and herbs in a planter donated by the Griffiths Way Bunnings store.Manager Joanne Ager said: “We are lucky to have a generous astro-turfed garden in which the children can ... 
2 October 2017

Wilko staff in Swindon donate products to homeless charity

STAFF at Wilko have handed £250 worth of products to a charity that helps homeless people. Following the opening of the new Wilko store at the Greenbridge Retail Park in June, the company decided to present Swindon Night Shelter with £250 worth of ... 
2 October 2017

Maxtop Quartz appoints UK sales manager

Kitchen and bathroom worktop specialist, Maxtop Quartz has recruited a UK sales manager to support growth. Andrew Heaney joins the Manchester-headquartered company following an eight-year tenure as a business consultant working across several ... 
2 October 2017

Screwfix appoints Jim Chadwick as head of trade

Home Hardware head of buying Jim Chadwick has left the dealer-owned wholesale distributor to join the multi-channel retailer of trade tools, accessories and hardware products Screwfix today in the role of head of trade.Jim has worked for Home ... 
2 October 2017

Wienerberger inspires children through City of Hull 16,000 bricks donation

Wienerberger, the UK’s leading provider of building material solutions, has donated 16,000 clay bricks to Hull’s 151 nursery schools as part of a project to get children involved in Hull UK City of Culture 2017. The children have sculpted a ... 
29 September 2017

TV’s Sarah Beeny is named brand ambassador for Topps Tiles

Britain’s largest tile specialist, Topps Tiles, has announced that TV’s property queen Sarah Beeny, is the company’s new brand ambassador.Having hosted a variety of successful TV property shows as well as setting up her own property and investment ... 
29 September 2017

What do you think?

As Bunnings opens its largest Warehouse store to date (110,000sq ft) this week but also trials small format like a number of retailers, we ask: is there still a place for 'big box' retail stores in the UK?

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