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Covers Help for the Community campaign brightens up Aldingbourne Country Centre

A new initiative launched by Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has helped to brighten up the Aldingbourne Country Centre.The campaign, called Covers Help for the Community, brings together staff from the company who volunteer their time to help ... 
22 June 2018

Wienerberger appoints new operations director

UK building material solutions provider, Wienerberger has announced the appointment of Simon Nevitt operations director, following the retirement of Tim Thompson, who had previously been with the company for over four years. Mr Nevitt, who will take ... 
21 June 2018

Vitrex strengthens trade sales team

Vitrex, an established brand within the UK tiling and flooring industries, has announced the appointment of Barry Wimsett as Regional Sales Manager.Barry has 25 years of experience within the DIY sector and will be responsible for day to day ... 
19 June 2018

New recruits strengthen HTA’s Horticultural team

Sally Cullimore joins as Policy Executive and brings many years of experience from the grower sector after completing her studies at Pershore College. Sally has spent time at Ball Colegrave and the Newey Group in sales and marketing roles. She has a ... 
15 June 2018

Wyevale Nurseries promote two employees and launch graduate trainee programme

Two members of staff at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford are celebrating this month (June, 2018) after both receiving promotions. Kyle Ross has been promoted to Production Manager at Wyevale Containers Division and Chris King has accepted the role of ... 
8 June 2018

Centurion team gears up for Vado rally

Ready fpr the off tomorrow, the four members of the Centurion team have completed their intensive fitness training programme and are said to be in “supreme physical shape” for the Vado Rally that will take them through Northern Europe and into ... 
5 June 2018

Croydex names new national account manager

Bathroom accessories specialist, Croydex has appointed La Hacienda’s Rob Noyes to the role of national account manager.Mr Noyes joins the award-winning manufacturer from La Hacienda where he held roles in the corporate sales team and managed a wide ... 
4 June 2018

Squire’s Chairman receives OBE at Buckingham Palace

Colin Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres, received his OBE from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Friday 18th May. He was given the award in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in recognition of his services to ... 
29 May 2018

Wienerberger announces new commercial director

Kevin Tolson has been appointed as commercial director of building material solutions provider Wienerberger. He follows in the footsteps of Keith Barker, the company’s previous commercial director and current managing director.Mr Tolson, who joined ... 
16 May 2018

IKEA appoints new UK and Ireland country retail manager

Home furnishing company, IKEA UK and Ireland, today announced the appointment of Javier Quiñones as Country Retail Manager to lead the UK and Ireland business.Mr Quiñones will take over from Gillian Drakeford on 1st June 2018, building on her ... 
16 May 2018
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