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Ikea announces new country retail manager

Ikea has announced today that Peter Jelkeby has been appointed as country retail manager with responsibility for the UK and Ireland.Taking over from Javier Quiñones, who joins Ikea USA as country retail manager, Mr Jelkeby will continue to ... 
3 May 2019

Covers Brighton raises £35,000 for Cancer Research

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Brighton has helped charity supporters from Newick RFC in East Sussex raise £35,000 for Cancer Research during a special rugby match.The event, which was called Newick RFC Kicks Cancer into Touch, was ... 
2 May 2019

Wyevale nurseries recruits new sales trainee

Harriet Andrews from May Hill in Gloucestershire has recently joined Wyevale nurseries as a sales trainee. Nineteen-year-old Harriet is currently developing her knowledge of the stock at Wyevale Nurseries and is working on sales related tasks within ... 
23 April 2019

Squire's partners with Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

Squire’s Garden Centres is pleased to announce it is partnering with Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care for its Open Gardens season 2019. This is an important fundraising event for the charity the company has said, which supports 250 patients, carers and ... 
23 April 2019

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
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