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Tony Dedman retires after 48 years in trade

After 48 years in the garden trade, Tony Dedman, operations director of Garland Products/Worth Gardening is to retire on 30th September. During the past five years Tony has been involved in the introduction and launch of over 700 new products to the ... 
21 September 2017

Lechuza grows its team with key appointment

Ian Riggs brings a wealth of experience within the garden industry to his role as key account manager at Lechuza, the designer of self-watering plant pots.Mr Riggs, who has more than 40 years’ of experience, kick started his arrival with a visit to ... 
21 September 2017

Forest Garden employees put best welly forward for charity

Employees at Forest Garden have exchanged their work shoes for welly boots today (September 20) to help raise money for the gardening charity Thrive.To show its continued support for the charity for fifth year running, Forest Garden staff are taking ... 
20 September 2017

Henkel appoints new GM for UK adhesives business

Global adhesive and sealant giant Henkel, has appointed Walter Brattinga a general manager of its UK consumer adhesive business, overseeing major brands such as Unibond, Sellotape, Pritt and Loctite.Mr Brattinga, whose position also covers Ireland ... 
20 September 2017

Akzo announces Maarten De Vries as Chief Financial Officer

AkzoNobel today announces Maarten de Vries as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), starting January 1, 2018.Maarten has more than 25 years of experience in finance and international business, including 10 years in Asia. Previous roles include CFO and ... 
19 September 2017

Home Hardware appoints Michael Smith as head of sales

Home Hardware Southwest Limited has announced that Michael Smith joined them on Monday, September 4 in the new role of head of sales.Mr Smith's role will include overseeing the sales team as well as developing new business.He has over 20 years of ... 
15 September 2017

Centurion Europe appoint new area sales managers

Centurion Europe, the Doncaster based supplier of DIY, Garden, Housewares and Safety products has announced the appointment of Leo Bryant and Matt Sagar as new Area Sales Managers.Leo Bryant will be responsible for the South West region. Leo joins ... 
15 September 2017

Squires raises funds for Princess Alice Hospice

Squires Garden Centre in Long Ditton held a Mexican Fiesta Charity Day at the end of August which raised £556.76 for Princess Alice Hospice.There was a Mexican selfie station, face painting, lucky dip, charity raffle and a fun trail around the ... 
14 September 2017

Darlac makes new appointments

Garden tools specialists Darlac has appointed Chris Owen as business development manager. He was previously a territory manager for seed company Mr Fothergill’s which recently acquired Darlac.In addition to all existing Darlac accounts Mr Owen’s ... 
14 September 2017

Home Hardware appoints business development manager

Home Hardware announced that Adam Southall has recently joined the company as business development manager for the Midlands and Wales.Mr Southall has previous experience in flooring and mobility product retail management. His role will involve ... 
14 September 2017

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