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March 2009

Impulse Bathrooms continues to grow 18 March 2009
As part of its expansion plans, the company appoints two new members to its sales team and looks for larger premises.

Rentokil retirement 18 March 2009
Rentokil has announced that Geoff Ellis has been appointed sales and marketing director for the products division, following the decision of John Rowe to retire.

New director for Crown Paints 6 March 2009
Former vice president operations of Ronseal and Sherwin Williams, Mike Polkinghorn has been appointed as production and logistics director at Crown Paints.

Akzo Nobel appoints new director 6 March 2009
Jennifer Midura takes up position of director of corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions.

New structure at Unimer 5 March 2009
Unimer introduces key account managers and internal account management to strengthen focus on providing ultimate service for members.

Obituary: John Dandy 4 March 2009
Gibbs & Dandy has regretfully announced that John Dandy died in hospital on 2 March 2009 after an operation whilst on holiday in the USA.

New ceo for Hozelock 3 March 2009
Hozelock has announced the appointment of Steve Hall as group ceo.

Decco McMinn Salesman of the Year 2 March 2009
Congratulations to Chris Barker-Moore who was presented with the trophy at recent trade show.


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