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Scott Parnell appoints new sales director

Civils, drainage supplies, rail and water management specialist Scott Parnell has promoted Ian Griggs to the position of sales director.Mr Griggs joined the company in July to oversee its new hard landscaping division, and will be responsible for ... 
4 April 2019

Groupe Atlantic UK raises over £38,000 for charity

HVAC group Groupe Atlantic UK has raised over £38,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, following a sustained fundraising drive.Macmillan Cancer Support is the nominated charity across Groupe Atlantic UK’s brand portfolio, which includes Ideal Boilers, ... 
2 April 2019

Covers helps local church tidy memorial graves

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants in Bognor Regis has helped St Mary’s Church in Felpham to tidy its war memorial graves.The company, which is based in Station Yard, donated three bulk bags of topsoil, which was used to help neaten the site and ... 
1 April 2019

Travis Perkins CEO to step down

Travis Perkins has announced today that following a rigorous and wide-ranging selection process John Carter will step down as CEO and from the Travis Perkins Board on August 5 2019. He will be succeeded as CEO by Nick Roberts, currently CEO of ... 
29 March 2019

Tile Choice fundraises for the Midlands Air Ambulance

Celebrity architect, TV presenter of several shows, including Ugly House to Lovely Home, Old House New Home and Amazing Spaces and founder of TV production company Amazing Productions, George Clarke, visited Tile Choice to support its fundraising ... 
27 March 2019

Wyevale Nurseries’ Robin Trumper retires after 39 years

Amenity & landscape sales executive Robin Trumper from Hereford celebrated his retirement last week after 39 years of service at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries, having started working at the firm in October 1980. Wyevale Nurseries ... 
25 March 2019

Travis Perkins appoints new COO of trade merchant business

As part of the management restructure, Frank Elkins has been named as new chief operating officer for the group’s trade merchant businesses, moving from his role as divisional CEO of the group’s contract merchanting division.Mr Elkins reports into ... 
25 March 2019

Kingfisher announces retirement of chief transformation officer

Kingfisher announces that Steve Willett, chief transformation officer, has decided to retire. Mr Willett's retirement has been planned for some time, Kingfisher said, and follows the substantial completion of several major projects as Kingfisher ... 
20 March 2019

Culcita appoints new UK commercial manager

The garden furniture specialist has announced the appointment of Martyn Walker as commercial manager for the UK.Mr Walker brings a wealth of knowledge and commercial experience to the role and, as part of the Culcita team, will be responsible for ... 
20 March 2019

Briers team joins Smart Garden Products

Smart Garden Products has confirmed that the following staff have joined Smart from Briers:Tara Truman – national account managerCharlotte Prentice – key account managerDomenic Guglielmucci – assistant category managerApril Raven – graphic ... 
19 March 2019
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