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Jane Lawler joins GCA team of inspectors

The Garden Centre Association has this month (March, 2019) welcomed Jane Lawler as its new inspector. Ms Lawler, has more than 35 years’ experience in marketing and business development, will be responsible for inspecting member garden centres in ... 
14 March 2019

Zep UK launches giving back initiative by donating to local community

Zep UK has announced that a recent decision to give back to local communities has now started with a recent visit to a Manchester food bank, L’Chaim-Chabad.Based in Salford, L’Chaim-Chabad is a community organisation which launched the Chabad ... 
13 March 2019

Studley Green GC announces new charity partner

Capital Gardens’ latest centre acquisition, Studley Green Garden Centre, has concluded its hunt for a 2019 charity partner, as the centre looks to give back to the local communityFollowing a month of customer voting, Studley Green revealed Four Paws ... 
11 March 2019

Rudridge Brentford appoints new branch assistant manager

Groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has appointed Shirley Newton as assistant branch manager at its Brentford branch.Ms Newton, who has extensive experience in the industry working at competitor companies, will be responsible for assisting ... 
11 March 2019

Decco appoints new manager at Chesham branch

The home improvement and garden wholesaler has promoted supplier relations manager, Chris Gladwin, to manager for Decco Chesham.Mr Gladwin joined Decco Leeds in 2010 as inventory controller, and was then promoted to supplier relations manager in ... 
25 February 2019

New chairman of the GMA revealed

It has been announced that Neil Bragg from Bulrush Horticulture is the new chairman of the Growing Media Association (GMA) with Ben Malin from Godwins taking on the role of vice-chairman. Mr Bragg takes over from outgoing chair Steve Harper from ... 
22 February 2019

Digby Stone introduces new area business manager

Digby Trading Ltd has welcomed Richard Banks as the newest member of the team as the new area business manager. With a wealth of knowledge both in and out of the office Richard began his career at Marley Paving as one of their sub-contractors. From ... 
19 February 2019

New Spring Fair portfolio director to take up role in re-edit year

Charlie Cracknell has been appointed portfolio director for Spring Fair, and will be in post from April 2019, assisting in shaping the strategic direction of the show.With over 20 years of international event experience, Mr Cracknell has held a ... 
15 February 2019

Tong raises £10,000 for children's cancer charity

The team at Tong Garden Centre has announced that it has raised £10,000 for Leeds based children's cancer charity, Candlelighters in 2018.The team at Tong raised funds for the charity that supports Yorkshire families facing children's cancer through ... 
15 February 2019

Rudridge welcomes new cast iron specialist to Brentford branch

Materials and groundworks supplier Rudridge has appointed Richard Arnold to take on its new role of cast iron specialist at its Brentford branch.Mr Arnold, who joins the company with a wealth of previous experience in the drainage sector, will act ... 
15 February 2019
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