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Tong Garden Centre creates six new jobs internally

Tong Garden Centre has created six new roles to support the next phase of growth and expansion within the business that includes a £3.5million investment in the Tong Lane site over the next three years.Former centre manager Andy Mears has been ... 
29 October 2018

Homebase appoints Ian Topping as chairman

Homebase has appointed experienced retailer Ian Topping as part-time non-executive Chairman to provide support to its management team. Mr Topping joins Homebase from HMV, the UK’s largest specialist entertainment retailer, where he was chief ... 
23 October 2018

Vegtrug supports European expansion with new appointments

Garden planter manufacturer Vegtrug Limited has recently appointed two additional team members to support growth of its European business, Vegrrug Europe GmbH.Petrus Lahm has come on board as sales representative, whilst Rebecca de Winter, has been ... 
22 October 2018

DIY shop owner honoured with national Standard role

Broad Street DIY’s Tony Warren will be representing Bromsgrove at the annual Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, on November 10.Mr Warren, who established Broad Street DIY in Bromsgrove in 1979, was ... 
18 October 2018

AMES restructures sales force

Following the acquisitions of Kelkay, La Hacienda and Anchor Fast, AMES UK has streamlined operations and created a new sales structure designed to support the planned growth strategy for the business.The acquisitions have resulted in “an ... 
16 October 2018

Kingfisher CFO resigns

Kingfisher plc has announced the resignation of chief financial officer Karen Witts after six years on the board, to join multinational contract foodservice company, Compass Group plc as group chief financial Officer.The retail giant said its board ... 
15 October 2018

Group appointments at AMES UK

Following the acquisition of Kelkay in February, AMES UK has announced the creation of a new executive management team for the UK and Ireland that will drive the growth and development of the group. Incorporating La Hacienda which was acquired in ... 
9 October 2018

Bryan Clover will hike 25 miles a day for the Rainy Day Trust

Tomorrow Rainy Day Trust CEO Bryan Clover will begin his latest challenge – hiking 175 miles of Cornwall’s rugged coastline in just seven days. Mr Clover's aim is to complete 25 miles a day and raise awareness of the work that the Trust does.Mr ... 
5 October 2018

New MD appointed at SKS

JMA part of the worldwide leader in the key duplication market, the Altuna Group, has announced the appointment of Mark Gentry as managing director of its UK subsidiary SKS Limited.JMA (Altuna Group) acquired the majority shareholding in SKS Limited ... 
3 October 2018

Wyevale Nurseries hunts for new staff to help it grow

Leading commercial nurseries, Wyevale is searching for new employees, including a sales and marketing director, and amenity sales executive. It is also inviting candidates to apply for its graduate trainee programme ... 
2 October 2018
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