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Kingfisher strengthens its UK team

Appointment of new finance director aims to further enhance B&Q’s line up. 
26 November 2008

Tornado appoints two new business managers

Phil Stagg and Kenny Sharman bring years of experience to the construction products firm, which intends to strengthen its UK reach. 
21 November 2008

Kelkay md named Bank of Scotland Entrepreneur Challenge Finalist

Antony Harker shortlisted for award following the ‘amazing progress’ of his company in the last six years. 
17 November 2008

Plum position for new md

Plum Products has announced the appointment of a brand new managing director - Peter Balcombe. 
13 November 2008

New finance director for Grafton Merchanting

Michael McCabe has been appointed finance director for Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd. 
12 November 2008

Einhell employs expertise

Jeremy Gabbott has been appointed the new quality and technical manager at Einhell UK. 
12 November 2008

Plasti-kote sales team goes from strength to strength

Plasti-kote has expanded its sales force with two new senior sales executives, Nicola Davies and Scott Gray. 
12 November 2008

Westland appoint new product manager

Naomi Jenkins has joined Westland Horticulture as product manager responsible for control products. 
6 November 2008

New buying director for Liberty

Edwin Burstell has been appointed as buying director for department store Liberty. 
5 November 2008

Garden Leisure Group buyer wins accolade

Melanie Griffiths named Glee 2008 Buyer/Merchandiser of the year. 
3 November 2008
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