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Broad Streeet set to raise £1,000 for charity

The award-winning Bromsgrove independent DIY shop has boosted fundraising for its nominated charity - Dodford Children’s Holiday Farm – with a summer-long fundraising campaign to collect old, unused currency. Broad Street DIY has already raised more ... 
7 December 2018

Building Supplies Online appoints first digital marketing apprentice

Building Supplies Online has announced that Jack Harper has joined as its first digital marketing apprentice. The initiative enables the company to proactively develop and augment the pool of specialist ecommerce skills that are essential to its ... 
7 December 2018

Stax bolsters sales team with new appointments

The DIY wholesale supplier has announced details of two major new appointments, which have been made to further strengthen the growing team based at Stax’s Manchester branch.Richard Cartwright and Andy Dilworth have joined the company as area sales ... 
3 December 2018

Wilko appoints new chief commerical officer

Wilko is pleased to announce that Andrew Moore will be joining its senior management team as chief commercial officer and executive board director.Andrew was most recently senior vice president and chief merchandising officer at Asda in charge of a ... 
28 November 2018

Poundland makes changes to its senior team

Poundland has announced it has appointed a new trading director and finance director to complete its senior team.Tim Bettley will begin his new role at Poundland at the start of the new year. He joins from The Original Factory Shop where he has was ... 
23 November 2018

GCA starts search for new inspector

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is launching its search for a new inspector following the retirement of Roger Crookes from the role.The search has begun in earnest since Mr Crookes announced his planned departure at the GCA Conference earlier ... 
19 November 2018

Rudridge appoints new financial accountant

Groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has appointed Charlotte Caplin-Hill as its financial accountant at its Farnham head office.Charlotte, who is an experienced management accountant and previously worked in the manufacturing industry, will be ... 
19 November 2018

Smart Garden strengthens sales team

With the business “growing at an exceptional pace”, Smart has invested further in expanding its sales teams with a number of new appointments.Carl Beiersdorf joins the business as key account manager. With a wealth of experience in the garden trade, ... 
16 November 2018

New chairman announced for Ladder Association

The Ladder Association has welcomed Werner Co’s Paul Bruton, as he takes on the role of chairman for the not-for-profit membership organisation.Werner Co product development director Mr Bruton, who has nearly 45 years’ worth of experience within the ... 
14 November 2018

HTA bolsters executive team

Following a review by the board, the Horticultural Trade Association (HTA) is strengthening its executive team, with new roles, including the appointment of Martin Simmons as director of membership, and plans to recruit... 
12 November 2018
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