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The Pansies team lift the Greenfingers Challenge Cup

Retail members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) were crowned the winners after an afternoon of horse racing and helping to raise £6,500 for Greenfingers.Teams competed for the Greenfingers Challenge Cup during an afternoon of ‘orse racin’ to ... 
29 January 2019

Rainy Day Trust appoints first ever fundraising manager

The industry charity has brought Sarah Ravenscroft on board in the newly-created role in order to help the charity grow and deliver support to those in need within the home improvement sector.Ms Ravenscroft has a strong background in the charity ... 
28 January 2019

SBM Life Science welcomes new head of business

SBM Life Science LTD has appointed Nick Walton as the new Head of Business for the UK and Ireland.Having previously held senior positions at Briers, Strata and the Garden Leisure Group, Nick joins SBM with over 15 years’ experience within the ... 
23 January 2019

Decco appoints Andy Macmillan as Perth manager

Home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has announced it has appointed Andy Macmillan as Manager for Decco Perth. Mr Macmillan has replaced John Graham who retired at the end of 2018.Mr Macmillan joins Decco from Sally Salon Services, his most ... 
23 January 2019

Wyevale Nurseries employee wins British Empire Medal

A member of the sales support team at one of the Wyvale Nurseries in Hereford has recently been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List (January 2019).Karen Jones received the medal for her long and dedicated service to ... 
16 January 2019

Wilko donates £400-worth products to teenage cancer unit

Following the opening of its new store at Selly Oak Shopping Park in September, the home and garden retailer presented the Teenage Cancer Trust with £400-worth of Wilko products.The donation will go towards supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust Young ... 
9 January 2019

Ironmongery Direct’s diverse graduate scheme attracts applicants from across the UK

Online trade supplier, Ironmongery Direct is celebrating the success of its graduate management scheme, which has seen the business recruit two new colleagues from its previous intake of newly qualified students.One of the stand-out performers is ... 
9 January 2019

Decco names new manager

The home improvement and garden wholesaler has appointed Jack Robbins as manager of its Dagenham branchThe appointment is effective immediately, with Mr Robbins moving across from Decco sister company, Stearn Electric which he joined as a graduate ... 
7 January 2019

Rudridge Farnham promotes from within

The materials and groundworks supplier has promoted Tom Porter to the position of sales co-ordinator at its Farnham branch.Mr Porter, who has worked at the company most recently as a yard foreman, will be working closely with the rest of the sales ... 
3 January 2019

Rudridge appoints new area sales executive at Brentford

Materials and groundworks supplier Rudridge has appointed Danny Edwards as the new area sales executive at its Brentford branch.Mr Edwards, who has over six years’ experience in the industry and working for the Travis Perkins Group, will be ... 
2 January 2019
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