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Obituary: David Williams

David joined Crown Paints at the age of 19, later becoming a regional sales manager. In 1998 David joined Bromborough Paints as its Trade sales manager. At that time Bromborough Paints had three wholesale depots with just one trade outlet at Padiham.... 
18 April 2019

Stax appoints new sales representative

Gardening and DIY wholesaler Stax Trade Centres has revealed details of another appointment which will see Mark Hallows take on the role of area sales representative covering the north west region. This is the third appointment in recent months as ... 
16 April 2019

BHETA makes first new appointment since restructure

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has announced it has appointed Seema Grantham as its new housewares sector manager, the first appointment since the announcement of the Association’s recent restructure.Bringing a wealth of ... 
15 April 2019

NYEs appoints new HR employee

Kingsfold based builders’ merchant NYEs has appointed Mica Weekes to the position of HR Generalist.Mica, who has extensive experience in HR, previously worked in the ventilation and business supplies industries. She will be responsible for managing ... 
12 April 2019

Hillier appoints Adam Dunnett to board

Hillier Nurseries has announced the appointment of Adam Dunnett to its board of directors, effective from April 4, 2019. He will also continue in his role as amenity sales director.Hillier chairman Robert Hillier commented: “We are delighted to ... 
9 April 2019

Travis Perkins appoints new managing director for BSS

Former Ridgeons MD, Angela Rushforth has been promoted to the role at Travis Perkins’ pipeline and heating solutions business, as management reshuffle continues. Ms Rushforth first joined Travis Perkins in 2015 when she was appointed to lead own-... 
4 April 2019

Scott Parnell appoints new sales director

Civils, drainage supplies, rail and water management specialist Scott Parnell has promoted Ian Griggs to the position of sales director.Mr Griggs joined the company in July to oversee its new hard landscaping division, and will be responsible for ... 
4 April 2019

Groupe Atlantic UK raises over £38,000 for charity

HVAC group Groupe Atlantic UK has raised over £38,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, following a sustained fundraising drive.Macmillan Cancer Support is the nominated charity across Groupe Atlantic UK’s brand portfolio, which includes Ideal Boilers, ... 
2 April 2019

Covers helps local church tidy memorial graves

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants in Bognor Regis has helped St Mary’s Church in Felpham to tidy its war memorial graves.The company, which is based in Station Yard, donated three bulk bags of topsoil, which was used to help neaten the site and ... 
1 April 2019

Travis Perkins CEO to step down

Travis Perkins has announced today that following a rigorous and wide-ranging selection process John Carter will step down as CEO and from the Travis Perkins Board on August 5 2019. He will be succeeded as CEO by Nick Roberts, currently CEO of ... 
29 March 2019
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