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Tong appoints new head of people and culture

An HR professional has relocated from Melbourne to Saltaire to take up a new role at Tong Garden Centre. Neil Barwise joins the team at multi award-winning Tong Garden Centre in the newly created position of head of people and culture. He joins the ... 
18 June 2019

Travis perkins sends representative to Malawi for humanitarian project

Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials, is supporting key customer Miller Homes with their commitment to Habitat for Humanity Great Britain by sending representative, Gemma Black, who is Inventory Manager for BSS, to ... 
17 June 2019

XL Joinery staff raise over £1,000 for children's charity

Employees from XL Joinery, the market leading supplier of doors and associated products, put their best foot forward as they took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, raising a total of £1,025 for children’s charity, Buttercup Children’s Trust.... 
14 June 2019

Former Travis Perkins digital and marketing manager takes up BHETA role

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has announced the appointment of former Travis Perkins senior digital and trade marketing manager, Stephen Richardson as its new marketing manager.In the new role, which has been created as part ... 
7 June 2019

John Lewis Partnership names Ofcom chief exec as new chairman

The retailer has today announced the appointment of Sharon White as its sixth chairman, replacing Sir Charlie Mayfield when he steps down from the role in early 2020. The retailer acknowledges she may not be “not the conventional retail choice the ... 
6 June 2019

Beth Chatto OBE to be Awarded Iconic Horticultural Hero Award

Gardening pioneer, Beth Chatto OBE VMH, is to be posthumously named 2019’s Iconic Horticultural Hero at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival next month.Ms Chatto, who sadly passed away in 2018, aged 94, was the founder of the Beth Chatto ... 
6 June 2019

Wyevale Nurseries appoints new amenity sales executive

Alan Young from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire has re-located to take up the role this month at Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford. He will work on tenders and quotes for existing customers, as well as developing new business.Mr Young said:... 
24 May 2019

Hardware shop owner closes its doors at 84

A shopkeeper who has worked in the same hardware shop for more than six decades is hanging up her apron for the last time to enjoy retirement as the shop closes its doors after almost a century of service.Great grandmother Joan Muter, (84) from East ... 
20 May 2019

BHETA names new DIY sector manager

Following the recent restructure at the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), Keeley Vernon has been appointed as its new DIY sector manager for home improvement and garden.Ms Vernon’s appointment follows closely after that of Seema ... 
17 May 2019

HTA appoints director of policy and communications

The HTA has appointed James Clark as director of policy and communications. Mr Clark, who joins the HTA in June, has held a number of public affairs roles – most recently as UK public affairs and advocacy lead at pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Prior ... 
8 May 2019
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re: Further Homebase closures ahead

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re: Quick and easy wood treatment oil from Frogsuit

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Hi, please confirm if Frogsuit can be used on all external wood doors and sheds.RegardsBeverley...

re: Quick and easy wood treatment oil from Frogsuit

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Hi Arthur, thank you for your query. Depending on the product and the type of wood you may need to prepare the items prior to application. ...