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May 2008

New council member for GIMA 27 May 2008
Maryanne Stokes, sales and marketing manager of Vital Earth elected.

Marketing and sales appointments at Toolbank 27 May 2008
Marketing executive at Dartford; new key account manager joins Toolbank from Stanley.

New appointment at Aqualux 12 May 2008
Experienced manager to head up Scottish sales division

Staff award win for B&Q 12 May 2008
Wins Gallup Great Workplace Award for second year running.

Brabantia grows UK sales team 12 May 2008
Leading housewares company implements changes as part of ongoing growth plans

Scotsdales works with local charity 8 May 2008
Garden centre offers part of site to help with relocation.

Promotion at Vital Earth 8 May 2008
Maryanne Stokes now sales and marketing manager.

Olympic torchbearers spurred on by No More Nails 8 May 2008
Henkel product put to creative use in flower garden.

Jotun appoints décor distributor sales manager 6 May 2008
Cherida Barnes to help with drive to support decorative product distributors and stockists.

Bayer Garden strengthens sales team 2 May 2008
Garden care specialist makes changes to its sales team with an internal promotion and new appointment.

New president for Rainy Day Trust 2 May 2008
Ashley Leboff is passed as president.

Retirements and appointments at Suttons 2 May 2008
Gordon Wood and John Thorpe retire; Helen Woodward and Julie Isherwood join.


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