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BIRA names Andrew Goodacre as new CEO

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has appointed Andrew Goodacre, formally of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) as its new CEO. Andrew will replace Alan Hawkins, who retires after 33 years with BIRA. Mr Goodacre comes ... 
24 August 2018

Brian Fraser appointed to the HTA board

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Brian Fraser, general manager and director of Oakover Nurseries near Ashford, Kent, to the HTA Board as a non-executive director. Commenting on the appointment Adam Taylor, ... 
24 August 2018

Tong GC strengthens team with key appointments

Award-winning Bradford business, Tong Garden Centre has brought new staff on board in marketing, HR and finance.Leigh Quinn has been appointed to the newly-created position of online insight manager to develop Tong's online presence; Carrie ... 
21 August 2018

Adam Dunnett resigns from post at Wyevale Nurseries

Wyevale Nurseries has announced that Adam Dunnett has decided to move on from his post as sales and marketing director and will be relocating and taking up a new challenge.Wyevale Nurseries managing director Andy Johnson said: “We would very much ... 
13 August 2018

Scott Parnell appoints new MD of hard landscaping division

Ian Griggs will take up the role overseeing the division, which is a recently-launched venture for the company.Mr Griggs has 30 years’ of experience in the industry, having previously held roles at competitor businesses, including company sales ... 
7 August 2018

Key sales appointments at Crest Garden

Crest Garden has increased their sales team with the appointment of a national account manager and a new area sales manager.Crest Garden - Katie SmithKatie Smith joins the company as national account manager responsible for national, multiple, ... 
7 August 2018

Rainy Day Trust CEO gets set for 175-mile anniversary hike

To celebrate industry charity, the Rainy Day Trust’s 175-year birthday, CEO Bryan Clover will hike 175 miles of the most rugged terrain around Cornwall from Newquay round to Mevagissey. The trek will see Mr Clover cover 25 miles a day for seven ... 
3 August 2018

Decco appoints new manager at Leeds branch

The home improvement and garden wholesaler has taken on Martin Sutcliffe as manager for Decco Leeds, following Andrew Ballantine’s promotion to chief operating officer. The appointment was effective from August 1.Mr Sutcliffe joins Decco from ... 
2 August 2018

ERA creates new smartware helpdesk

The home security specialist has implemented a new helpdesk team offering end-user support for its smartware security product portfolio.The four-strong team offers expert help and guidance for home owners, trade and local authorities from ERA’s head ... 
1 August 2018

Tile Mountain to name stand at Stoke City FC

The fast-growing online tile retailer has strengthened its existing ties with Stoke City FC by becoming an Official Platinum Partner of the Club, giving it naming rights on the East Stand at the bet365 Stadium for the next two seasonsAs part of the ... 
31 July 2018
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