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Wyevale Nurseries employee wins British Empire Medal

A member of the sales support team at one of the Wyvale Nurseries in Hereford has recently been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List (January 2019).Karen Jones received the medal for her long and dedicated service to ... 
16 January 2019

Wilko donates £400-worth products to teenage cancer unit

Following the opening of its new store at Selly Oak Shopping Park in September, the home and garden retailer presented the Teenage Cancer Trust with £400-worth of Wilko products.The donation will go towards supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust Young ... 
9 January 2019

Ironmongery Direct’s diverse graduate scheme attracts applicants from across the UK

Online trade supplier, Ironmongery Direct is celebrating the success of its graduate management scheme, which has seen the business recruit two new colleagues from its previous intake of newly qualified students.One of the stand-out performers is ... 
9 January 2019

Decco names new manager

The home improvement and garden wholesaler has appointed Jack Robbins as manager of its Dagenham branchThe appointment is effective immediately, with Mr Robbins moving across from Decco sister company, Stearn Electric which he joined as a graduate ... 
7 January 2019

Rudridge Farnham promotes from within

The materials and groundworks supplier has promoted Tom Porter to the position of sales co-ordinator at its Farnham branch.Mr Porter, who has worked at the company most recently as a yard foreman, will be working closely with the rest of the sales ... 
3 January 2019

Rudridge appoints new area sales executive at Brentford

Materials and groundworks supplier Rudridge has appointed Danny Edwards as the new area sales executive at its Brentford branch.Mr Edwards, who has over six years’ experience in the industry and working for the Travis Perkins Group, will be ... 
2 January 2019

Obituary: David C. H. Austin OBE VMH

It is with great sadness that the Austin family announces the passing of David C. H. Austin Snr OBE VMH, rosarian and founder of David Austin Roses Ltd.David Snr died peacefully at his home in Shropshire on Tuesday, December 18, surrounded by his ... 
19 December 2018

James Barnes appointed HTA chairman

The former Dobbies chief exec has been appointed chairman of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), with effect from January 2019.James Barnes is a well-known and respected figure across the horticultural industry and brings with him over 23 ... 
14 December 2018

Farnham employee helps to raise over £1,000 for charity

An employee from Farnham has joined a group of runners dressed as Santa and helped to raise over £1,000 for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust after taking part in a 5km run.Amanda Till - Rudridge Farnham - Santa in the CityAmanda Till, who is a ... 
13 December 2018

Covers Bognor Regis to support Pagham Pram Race for third year

The Bognor Regis branch of Covers Timber and Builders Merchants will be supporting the Pagham Pram Race 2018 as a corporate sponsor for its third consecutive year.Pagham’s traditional Boxing Day pram push – the oldest in the world – spans back more ... 
10 December 2018
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