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Yale boosts specialist trade team with new appointment

Yale has appointed Terry Groot to the role of Key Account Manager within its specialist trade team.Mr Groot’s new role will see him take responsibility for a number of key accounts within the trade sector, utilising his 24 years’ experience in sales ... 
19 July 2018

Yale appoints new retail sales director for its DIY channel

Leading security specialist, Yale UK, has announced the appointment of Andrew Dixon to the role of Retail Sales Director. His new role will see him take responsibility for the DIY channel, with a focus on growing the Yale brand in the retail ... 
19 July 2018

Squire’s management team go back to the shopfloor

Head office staff, including deputy chairman Sarah Squire, managing director Martin Breddy and group marketing manager Karen Smith spent a day working in one of the 5 Squire’s garden centres as part of the retailer’s Feet on the Floor campaign.Each ... 
12 July 2018

Helen Kirby appointed as head of marketing at Cromar

Yorkshire based business Cromar Building Products, has appointed Helen Kirby as their new Head of Marketing.Helen joined Cromar on the 8th May, a company that has seen great growth and market presence since its inception in 1997. Cromar manufactures ... 
10 July 2018

Broad Street DIY launches charity initiative using leftover foreign cash

The Bromsgrove-based independent DIY retailer has launched a summer-long fundraising campaign to raise money for its 2018 nominated charity and is asking locals come in store and donate any leftover foreign currency from holidays abroad this summer.... 
5 July 2018

Six Wyevale staff members clock up 195 years of service

Six members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford were presented with medals to honour their long service to the company in June.Sandra Boalch, Geoff Godsall, Karen Jones and Paul Pritchard all received bronze medals from the Three Counties ... 
2 July 2018

Home Hardware (Scotland) appoints new directors

Home Hardware (Scotland) Ltd has announced the appointment of Fiona Ferguson Leary as a director and Derek O’Ware as buying director, effective from June 1, 2018. Ms Ferguson was responsible for developing the original Home Hardware (Scotland) Ltd ... 
22 June 2018

Covers Help for the Community campaign brightens up Aldingbourne Country Centre

A new initiative launched by Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has helped to brighten up the Aldingbourne Country Centre.The campaign, called Covers Help for the Community, brings together staff from the company who volunteer their time to help ... 
22 June 2018

Wienerberger appoints new operations director

UK building material solutions provider, Wienerberger has announced the appointment of Simon Nevitt operations director, following the retirement of Tim Thompson, who had previously been with the company for over four years. Mr Nevitt, who will take ... 
21 June 2018

Vitrex strengthens trade sales team

Vitrex, an established brand within the UK tiling and flooring industries, has announced the appointment of Barry Wimsett as Regional Sales Manager.Barry has 25 years of experience within the DIY sector and will be responsible for day to day ... 
19 June 2018
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