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Obituary: David C. H. Austin OBE VMH

It is with great sadness that the Austin family announces the passing of David C. H. Austin Snr OBE VMH, rosarian and founder of David Austin Roses Ltd.David Snr died peacefully at his home in Shropshire on Tuesday, December 18, surrounded by his ... 
19 December 2018

James Barnes appointed HTA chairman

The former Dobbies chief exec has been appointed chairman of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), with effect from January 2019.James Barnes is a well-known and respected figure across the horticultural industry and brings with him over 23 ... 
14 December 2018

Farnham employee helps to raise over £1,000 for charity

An employee from Farnham has joined a group of runners dressed as Santa and helped to raise over £1,000 for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust after taking part in a 5km run.Amanda Till - Rudridge Farnham - Santa in the CityAmanda Till, who is a ... 
13 December 2018

Covers Bognor Regis to support Pagham Pram Race for third year

The Bognor Regis branch of Covers Timber and Builders Merchants will be supporting the Pagham Pram Race 2018 as a corporate sponsor for its third consecutive year.Pagham’s traditional Boxing Day pram push – the oldest in the world – spans back more ... 
10 December 2018

Broad Streeet set to raise £1,000 for charity

The award-winning Bromsgrove independent DIY shop has boosted fundraising for its nominated charity - Dodford Children’s Holiday Farm – with a summer-long fundraising campaign to collect old, unused currency. Broad Street DIY has already raised more ... 
7 December 2018

Building Supplies Online appoints first digital marketing apprentice

Building Supplies Online has announced that Jack Harper has joined as its first digital marketing apprentice. The initiative enables the company to proactively develop and augment the pool of specialist ecommerce skills that are essential to its ... 
7 December 2018

Stax bolsters sales team with new appointments

The DIY wholesale supplier has announced details of two major new appointments, which have been made to further strengthen the growing team based at Stax’s Manchester branch.Richard Cartwright and Andy Dilworth have joined the company as area sales ... 
3 December 2018

Wilko appoints new chief commercial officer

Wilko is pleased to announce that Andrew Moore will be joining its senior management team as chief commercial officer and executive board director.Andrew was most recently senior vice president and chief merchandising officer at Asda in charge of a ... 
28 November 2018

Poundland makes changes to its senior team

Poundland has announced it has appointed a new trading director and finance director to complete its senior team.Tim Bettley will begin his new role at Poundland at the start of the new year. He joins from The Original Factory Shop where he has was ... 
23 November 2018

GCA starts search for new inspector

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is launching its search for a new inspector following the retirement of Roger Crookes from the role.The search has begun in earnest since Mr Crookes announced his planned departure at the GCA Conference earlier ... 
19 November 2018
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