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Scott Parnell appoints new MD of hard landscaping division

Ian Griggs will take up the role overseeing the division, which is a recently-launched venture for the company.Mr Griggs has 30 years’ of experience in the industry, having previously held roles at competitor businesses, including company sales ... 
7 August 2018

Key sales appointments at Crest Garden

Crest Garden has increased their sales team with the appointment of a national account manager and a new area sales manager.Crest Garden - Katie SmithKatie Smith joins the company as national account manager responsible for national, multiple, ... 
7 August 2018

Rainy Day Trust CEO gets set for 175-mile anniversary hike

To celebrate industry charity, the Rainy Day Trust’s 175-year birthday, CEO Bryan Clover will hike 175 miles of the most rugged terrain around Cornwall from Newquay round to Mevagissey. The trek will see Mr Clover cover 25 miles a day for seven ... 
3 August 2018

Decco appoints new manager at Leeds branch

The home improvement and garden wholesaler has taken on Martin Sutcliffe as manager for Decco Leeds, following Andrew Ballantine’s promotion to chief operating officer. The appointment was effective from August 1.Mr Sutcliffe joins Decco from ... 
2 August 2018

ERA creates new smartware helpdesk

The home security specialist has implemented a new helpdesk team offering end-user support for its smartware security product portfolio.The four-strong team offers expert help and guidance for home owners, trade and local authorities from ERA’s head ... 
1 August 2018

Tile Mountain to name stand at Stoke City FC

The fast-growing online tile retailer has strengthened its existing ties with Stoke City FC by becoming an Official Platinum Partner of the Club, giving it naming rights on the East Stand at the bet365 Stadium for the next two seasonsAs part of the ... 
31 July 2018

GCA inspector retires after 11 years in role

Roger Crookes is retiring as an inspector for the Garden Centre Association (GCA) this month after 11 years in the role. Mr Crookes became a GCA inspector in 2007 after a career working in garden centres around the UK since 1977.Chief Executive of ... 
30 July 2018

Wyevale Staff raise £1,500 for charity

22 members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford challenged themselves physically last Saturday (July 21, 2018) and have so far raised £1,500 in aid of a children’s charity.The team members either hiked 21-miles from Brecon to Crickhowell, ... 
24 July 2018

CABO strengthens UK presence

Italian firm CABO has extended the reach of its Colour Equipment Division by making its mixing systems available in the UK & Ireland and appoints new agent for the region.CABO has appointed Jim Sweeney as its UK & Ireland agent representing ... 
23 July 2018

Obituary: Jim Ferguson

Home Hardware (Scotland) is very sad to announce that inspiration and founder member Jim Ferguson passed away on July 19, aged 71 following a short illness. His wife Celia, daughter Fiona and son Brian, were at his bedside.Home Hardware (Scotland) ... 
20 July 2018
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