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Covers aims to raise over £30,000 for local hospices

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants is aiming to raise over £30,000 to help local hospices. The company’s 13 depots will support 11 hospices for both children and adults across the South East.Between Monday 11 and Saturday 16, September, Covers ... 
1 September 2017

Farplants appoints trade marketing manager

To build upon the success of their recently released new concept ranges, The Farplants Group has created a new position, with Emma Glue joining as trade marketing manager.“I am pleased to welcome Emma to our expanding team and to add her experience ... 
29 August 2017

Advance Brighter Futures receives generous donation from Screwfix Foundation

Wrexham-based Advance Brighter Futures has been awarded £5,000 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.“We are very grateful to ... 
28 August 2017

ERA expands Smartware team

ERA has expanded its team with the appointment of Kevin Spencer as Smartware product manager.With expertise in intruder alarms and a wealth of experience in product innovation and market analysis, Mr Spencer has worked in the security industry for ... 
25 August 2017

Gardman appoints group sales director

Gardman has appointed Mark Portman as group sales director to take responsibility for all sales across independent, national and International customers. He joins from Henkel where he was general manager for the UK responsible for sales and ... 
25 August 2017

Decco appoints Debbie Paterson

Decco has appointed respected hardware, DIY and garden operator Debbie Paterson as its new area sales manager in Scotland, looking after its many home and garden customers in Fife, Angus and the West of Scotland.Based in Decco’s Perth depot Stuart ... 
22 August 2017

Bromborough Paints director gives his all for charity

Finance director Giuseppe Alfonso took on a host of gruelling competitive sporting challenges and fundraising activities this year in aid of a number of worthy charities, spurred on further by causes close to his heart. Mr Alfonso decided that 2017 ... 
17 August 2017

Obituary: Vivienne Abbott

DIY industry pays tribute to former Hardware Retailer of the Year winner and BIRA vice-president Vivienne Abbott, who passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, aged 63 after a “short but brave battle with cancer”. Mrs Abbott, who ran Abbotts ... 
17 August 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board

Simon Fraser has been appointed to the HTA board. With a Diploma in Horticulture and an HND in Commercial Horticulture, Simon has worked for nurseries and garden centres in Aberdeen, Lincolnshire, Kent and New Zealand. This was followed by a six-... 
15 August 2017

Keyline employee celebrates 20 years

Hull branch manager Robert Simpson, who joined the civils and drainage supplier in 1997, was presented with the company’s long service pin and certificate. Mr Simpson, who was promoted to his current position in 2015, will also receive vouchers for ... 
14 August 2017

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