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M&S homewares boss steps down

Marks & Spencer has announced today that Jill McDonald is leaving the business nearly two years after taking over as managing director of clothing and home.M&S CEO Steve Rowe will be taking over the leadership of the business directly in the ... 
12 July 2019

HTA's Alistair Yeomans takes new role focusing on plant health and biosecurity

Continuing the HTA agenda and prioritisation of plant health by the HTA, Alistair Yeomans will be taking on a new role to drive this forward focussing on the development of the plant health agenda, notably advancing the Plant Health and Biosecurity ... 
12 July 2019

Squire’s recognised as a leading employer by Surrey Choices

Two employees from Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea have been given “Outstanding Achievement” awards from Surrey Choices.Paul Mason, Squire’s Café bar manager, and Kathryn Aitken, catering assistant at Squire’s, were given their awards at a ... 
11 July 2019

Wickes announces new CEO

British home improvement retailer, Wickes, has announced Simon King will be replaced by David Wood as the new chief executive officer.Mr Wood was previously CEO of Mothercare, and of American department store Kmart, as well as spending eight years ... 
10 July 2019

ArtificialGrass.com announces two new additions to its team

An artificial grass firm has recently welcomed two new members of staff to its team to enhance its business in the south. Kerry Lee and Emma Baddeley have been appointed to the roles of area sales manager and sales and marketing co-ordinator ... 
8 July 2019

Leyland SDM stores support Macmillan Cancer Support’s Men & Cancer campaign

London decorating and DIY specialist Leyland SDM partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support to support them on its annual Men & Cancer campaign which ran from 3 – 17 June 2019. The UK’s leading cancer support charity launched the campaign to ... 
8 July 2019

Kybotech names new buying director

Worksop-based garden buildings manufacturer Kybotech has appointed a new director to head up the company’s buying team.Catherine Lyons has joined the company from discount warehouse JTF, where she gained eight years of experience as director of ... 
8 July 2019

Squire’s Garden Centres announces round of new appointments

Squire’s has made a number of new appointments, including promoting two members of staff to the role of centre manager.At Squire’s Garden Centre in Reigate, Adam Eton has been appointed manager, taking over from Ian Farmer, who has retired after 25 ... 
5 July 2019

Dunlop strengthens sales and marketing team with new appointments

The manufacturers of tiling and flooring products has appointed Kathryn Hyde has as marketing manager, and David Moore as area sales manager for the North West and North Wales.Ms Hyde brings with her a wealth of expertise in communications and ... 
4 July 2019

Kingfisher appoints new CEO

Following the CEO succession announcement on 20 March, Kingfisher today announces the appointment of Thierry Garnier as Chief Executive Officer. Thierry will be appointed to the Board as an Executive Director and will take over from Véronique Laury ... 
27 June 2019
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