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Scott Parnell appoints Lee Moore-Williams as Key Account Manager

Scott Parnell has announced it has appointed Lee Moore-Williams as key account manager based at its Witham branch.Mr Moore-Williams has worked in the industry for more than 15 years, most recently at competitor business Keyline and will be ... 
15 February 2019

GCA names Mike Burks as chairman elect

The Gardens Group managing director, who has been on the Garden Centre Association’s executive committee for 10 years, was revealed as chairman elect for 2020/2021, succeeding Mike Lind.Mr Burks said: “I am greatly looking forward to my chairmanship ... 
8 February 2019

Sirius Buying Group announces new general manager

Major buying group in the electrical appliance and kitchen retail industry, Sirius Buying Group, has announced Mark Veysey as its new general manager with effect from February 1st 2019.Appointed with the intention of bringing a heightened level of ... 
4 February 2019

Centurion Europe makes new appointment

The Doncaster-based wholesaler has developed its sales team with the internal promotion of Leo Bryant to head of sales. The promotion of Mr Bryant will help the business - which supplies hardware, ironmongery, gardening, plumbing and electricals - ... 
30 January 2019

Dunlop make significant investment to its team

Manufacturer of tiling and flooring products for the trade, Dunlop, has made a significant investment in its sales and support teams following a period of growth in the market.The Stoke-on-Trent-based manufacturer has more than doubled its sales ... 
30 January 2019

The Pansies team lift the Greenfingers Challenge Cup

Retail members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) were crowned the winners after an afternoon of horse racing and helping to raise £6,500 for Greenfingers.Teams competed for the Greenfingers Challenge Cup during an afternoon of ‘orse racin’ to ... 
29 January 2019

Rainy Day Trust appoints first ever fundraising manager

The industry charity has brought Sarah Ravenscroft on board in the newly-created role in order to help the charity grow and deliver support to those in need within the home improvement sector.Ms Ravenscroft has a strong background in the charity ... 
28 January 2019

SBM Life Science welcomes new head of business

SBM Life Science LTD has appointed Nick Walton as the new Head of Business for the UK and Ireland.Having previously held senior positions at Briers, Strata and the Garden Leisure Group, Nick joins SBM with over 15 years’ experience within the ... 
23 January 2019

Decco appoints Andy Macmillan as Perth manager

Home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has announced it has appointed Andy Macmillan as Manager for Decco Perth. Mr Macmillan has replaced John Graham who retired at the end of 2018.Mr Macmillan joins Decco from Sally Salon Services, his most ... 
23 January 2019

Wyevale Nurseries employee wins British Empire Medal

A member of the sales support team at one of the Wyvale Nurseries in Hereford has recently been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List (January 2019).Karen Jones received the medal for her long and dedicated service to ... 
16 January 2019
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