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February 2009

New retail operations director for Hobbycraft 27 February 2009
Arts and crafts superstore chain HobbyCraft has appointed Rob Farnworth as retail operations director.

Ideal role 23 February 2009
Ray Walls has joined the board of Ideal Bathrooms as new business development director.

Brabantia boys 18 February 2009
Jakub Balter has been appointed marketing manager for Brabantia in the UK and brings with him sales experience with companies including Bosch Power Tools.

Roman welcomes new starter 18 February 2009
Brian Tyrie joins the team at UK shower manufacturer Roman as the new regional contracts manager for Scotland.

Briggs and Stratton appointment 17 February 2009
Briggs & Stratton has appointed Ian Green as service technician at its UK headquarters in Winsford, Cheshire.

New ceo for Winther Browne 13 February 2009
Winther Browne has appointed Martyn Underdown as its chief executive officer.

Henkel appoints UK md 11 February 2009
Henkel has appointed Simon Duggan-Hill as its new managing director for the UK and Ireland, replacing Kim Walker who retired last November.

Aqualux promotes sales manager 10 February 2009
Glenn Payne promoted to regional sales manager for the south of England region.

Webbs to support hospices 9 February 2009
Award-winning garden centre chooses three local hospices as its Charities of the Year.


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