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New chairman of the GMA revealed

It has been announced that Neil Bragg from Bulrush Horticulture is the new chairman of the Growing Media Association (GMA) with Ben Malin from Godwins taking on the role of vice-chairman. Mr Bragg takes over from outgoing chair Steve Harper from ... 
22 February 2019

Digby Stone introduces new area business manager

Digby Trading Ltd has welcomed Richard Banks as the newest member of the team as the new area business manager. With a wealth of knowledge both in and out of the office Richard began his career at Marley Paving as one of their sub-contractors. From ... 
19 February 2019

New Spring Fair portfolio director to take up role in re-edit year

Charlie Cracknell has been appointed portfolio director for Spring Fair, and will be in post from April 2019, assisting in shaping the strategic direction of the show.With over 20 years of international event experience, Mr Cracknell has held a ... 
15 February 2019

Tong raises £10,000 for children's cancer charity

The team at Tong Garden Centre has announced that it has raised £10,000 for Leeds based children's cancer charity, Candlelighters in 2018.The team at Tong raised funds for the charity that supports Yorkshire families facing children's cancer through ... 
15 February 2019

Rudridge welcomes new cast iron specialist to Brentford branch

Materials and groundworks supplier Rudridge has appointed Richard Arnold to take on its new role of cast iron specialist at its Brentford branch.Mr Arnold, who joins the company with a wealth of previous experience in the drainage sector, will act ... 
15 February 2019

Scott Parnell appoints Lee Moore-Williams as Key Account Manager

Scott Parnell has announced it has appointed Lee Moore-Williams as key account manager based at its Witham branch.Mr Moore-Williams has worked in the industry for more than 15 years, most recently at competitor business Keyline and will be ... 
15 February 2019

GCA names Mike Burks as chairman elect

The Gardens Group managing director, who has been on the Garden Centre Association’s executive committee for 10 years, was revealed as chairman elect for 2020/2021, succeeding Mike Lind.Mr Burks said: “I am greatly looking forward to my chairmanship ... 
8 February 2019

Sirius Buying Group announces new general manager

Major buying group in the electrical appliance and kitchen retail industry, Sirius Buying Group, has announced Mark Veysey as its new general manager with effect from February 1st 2019.Appointed with the intention of bringing a heightened level of ... 
4 February 2019

Centurion Europe makes new appointment

The Doncaster-based wholesaler has developed its sales team with the internal promotion of Leo Bryant to head of sales. The promotion of Mr Bryant will help the business - which supplies hardware, ironmongery, gardening, plumbing and electricals - ... 
30 January 2019

Dunlop make significant investment to its team

Manufacturer of tiling and flooring products for the trade, Dunlop, has made a significant investment in its sales and support teams following a period of growth in the market.The Stoke-on-Trent-based manufacturer has more than doubled its sales ... 
30 January 2019
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