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Homebase has kickstarted new jobs for young people in Staffordshire

Homebase is creating new jobs in Newcastle-under-Lyme this September. As the first home and garden retailer taking part in the government’s Kickstart Scheme, Homebase will create 300 jobs across Britain for young people.Pictured, Nahum Morganti, ... 
13 September 2021

Impressive sales growth helps James Worby Agencies scoop award in only second year as Garland sales agent

In only its second year as a Garland Products sales agent, James Worby Agencies has scooped the Garland Products coveted ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award. James Worby and his team, Ollie Bedborough and Kevin Goodchild, achieved an impressive 89.8 per ... 
6 September 2021

Yale appoints new Trade Sales Agent for its Electrical channel

Leading security experts, Yale UK, has announced the appointment of Nick Harrison to the role of National Trade Sales Agent. Nick’s new role will see him take on responsibility for the Electrical Wholesale channel, with a focus on propelling Yale as ... 
15 July 2021

New Manager at Squire's Garden Centre in Chertsey

Rupert Sleight has been appointed Garden Centre Manager at Squire’s in Chertsey. Rupert has worked in horticulture for sixteen years, and has been at Squire’s Garden Centres for over five years, with previous roles as Assistant Manager at Squire’s ... 
9 July 2021

More skilled jobs to follow as Midlands-based online retailer makes another strategic appointment

The UK’s leading online flooring retailer has made another strategic appointment to continue its rapid expansion – and more highly-skilled tech jobs are set to follow. UK Flooring Direct, which has its headquarters in Leicestershire and another ... 
8 July 2021

New Non-Executive Directors at Squire’s Garden Centres

Squire’s Garden Centres has appointed two new non-executive Directors, Rob Collins and Tony Perkins. Rob Collins has held various roles within the John Lewis partnership and recently retired as MD of Waitrose. Tony Perkins was Audit Lead Partner at ... 
29 June 2021

AMES UK move to streamline group operations

Continuing the process of streamlining their group operations, AMES UK have moved to strengthen their supply chain team. The restructuring will see dedicated teams set up to handle and support both domestic and FOB business across all the AMES UK ... 
17 June 2021

Simon Bicknell announces early retirement from his position as Toolbank Marketing Director later this month

After 35 years’ of service in various commercial roles, Simon Bicknell has decided to retire early from his position as Toolbank marketing director at the end of June."It will obviously be sad to see Simon leave the business," said Wayne Flory, ... 
16 June 2021

Midlands-based online flooring retailer appoints new Chief Commercial Officer after meteoric rise

The UK’s leading online flooring retailer has a new Chief Commercial Officer – and it marks a meteoric rise in the business for Elia Green in the space of two years. UK Flooring Direct appointed Elia as Head of Marketing Campaigns in April 2019 and, ... 
15 June 2021

Stuart Slocombe joins Bromborough Paints as Managing Director

Bromborough Paint & Building Supplies Limited (Bromborough), the North West’s largest independent decorators merchant, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Stuart Slocombe as Managing Director. Stuart is highly experienced within the ... 
14 June 2021

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