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Debenhams appoints new CEO, as Duddy paves way for exit

The ailing department store business has named “experienced turnaround expert” Stefaan Vansteenkiste as chief executive officer, with hopes he will take the business “into the next phase of its recovery”. Executive chairman Terry Duddy has revealed ... 
14 August 2019

Kybotech appoints general manager

Garden building manufacturer, Kybotech, has announced it has appointed a new general manager to head up the manufacturing and operational side of the business.Paul Copestick has joined the Worksop based company from Kairos Group where he worked as ... 
2 August 2019

GIMA raises £20k for Greenfingers' 20th anniversary

As GIMA’s chosen charity for 2019, Greenfingers has been the beneficiary of the many fundraising activities that the trade association has undertaken throughout the year. From the Charity Day, to the glittering GIMA Awards, in total GIMA has raised ... 
2 August 2019

BHETA announces new president

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s Annual General Meeting took place on 10 July and saw Alastair Fisher, joint managing director of Taylor’s Eye Witness appointed as its new president. This is a non-executive position and ... 
31 July 2019

Tong appoints non-executive chairman

Tong Garden Centre has restructured its board as it gears up for future growth and multisite operations. The centre's non-executive director, David Stanhope is stepping up to the position of non-executive chairman at the Tong Lane business with ... 
30 July 2019

Smart Garden Products appoints pet industry marketing expert

Pet Industry marketing expert Peter Johnson has joined Smart Garden Products to head up its newly-created pet division that will launch at Glee under the Zöon brand.The new brand is pronounced ‘Zow-On’ and takes its inspiration from the Greek word ... 
25 July 2019

Bathroom Takeaway makes four new appointments

Bathroom Takeaway is delighted to announce four key appointments in the sales and logistics departments.Peter Johnson is now head of trading, Irfan Jamil is head of operations and Facilities, Gary Stanley, warehouse manager and Raffaele D’Arienzo is ... 
23 July 2019

Wyevale Nurseries appoints new commercial sales director

Ian Wright joined the business this month and will head up three sales teams at Wyevale Nurseries, with a view to driving sales through all product and market sectors. Prior to his role at Wyevale Nurseries, Ian Wright worked as a sales manager at ... 
23 July 2019

Rudridge promotes Shirley Newton to branch manager Horsham

Rudridge, a Keyline Civils Specialist, has promoted Shirley Newton to the position of branch manager at its Horsham branch.Ms Newton, who has extensive experience in the industry working at competitor companies, joined the business as assistant ... 
22 July 2019

Shurtape announces charity partner

Shurtape UK has announced its charity partner for the next 12 months – donating £7,500 towards a beautiful garden space for cancer and stroke patients at the Eden Ward of the Wexham Park Hospital Frimley Health Foundation NHS Trust. The global tape ... 
18 July 2019
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