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New sales structure at Sika Everbuild

Everbuild – A Sika Company have undertaken a re-structure of the sales department, starting the new year off with a fresh set of eyes and utilising talent already existing within the company and bringing it to the forefront.With over 25 years of ... 
27 March 2018

Mark Higgins appointed as head of horticulture at Bord na Móna

Mark Higgins has recently taken over the position as Head of Horticulture for Bord Na Móna. Mr Higgins joins Bord Na Móna Horticulture with a strong strategic commercial and operational background which he has gained within the FMCG sector, with ... 
26 March 2018

Mark Portman makes move to Scotts

Gardman group sales director and former Henkel UK MD, Mark Portman has replaced Sheila Hill as Scotts Miracle Gro UK & Ireland general manager.Mr Portman joined Gardman in August 2017, having spent seven years at Henkel Consumer Adhesives, where ... 
23 March 2018

Chris Pateman resigns as Chairman of HTA

The HTA Board have today announced that Chris Pateman has left his post as Chairman of the HTA due to family reasons.Mr Pateman said: “I find a number of family issues are now requiring my attention and the long commute had made it harder than ... 
21 March 2018

ERA appoints Tania Tams as head of marketing

West-midlands-based ERA, the UK’s home security expert, has appointed Tania Tams as head of marketing to oversee the communications and marketing activity across the company’s distribution channels.Having previously held the position of marketing ... 
15 March 2018

Smart Garden announces winners of the Sales Manager of the Year Award

For the first time in the history of their 'Sales Manager of the Year' awards, Chairman Paris Natar was able to congratulate more than one winner who will share the trophy over the coming year. Stephen Kenny (Barrowbridge Ltd) covering the Republic ... 
12 March 2018

Rudridge supports marathon challenge for cancer

Rudridge is sponsoring a mammoth fundraising effort by a son whose father lost his life to cancer. Aaron McSkimming, from AD Bly Construction in Hertfordshire, will be running the Virgin London Marathon again on Sunday 22nd April 2018, alongside his ... 
5 March 2018

Obituary: Michael Cato

Michael Cato, former managing director and chairman of the London hardware and housewares chain William Cato & Sons, died at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, on December 26, 2017. He was 84.He ran the family firm with his cousins Tom and ... 
2 March 2018

Obituary: John Fewings

Home Hardware honorary president John Fewings will be missed by the industryHome Hardware Southwest is very sad to announce that honorary president John Fewings passed away on Saturday, February 24, aged 83 following a stroke ... 
2 March 2018

Global DIY-Lifetime award 2018 goes to Damien Deleplanque

The Board of the European DIY-Retail Association (EDRA), the Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN) and the European Federation of DIY Manufacturers (fediyma) are delighted to announce that Damien Deleplanque of ADEO has been selected to receive the ... 
26 February 2018
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