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September 2009

Vital Earth adds to sales force 30 September 2009
Lucy Bailey joins company as area sales manager for the South West of England.

Travis Perkins appoints new director 30 September 2009
Robert Walker takes on role of non-executive director and is likely to succeed Tim Stevenson as non-executive chairman.

Sanders manager takes up new role at Garden Centre Group 22 September 2009

Peter Burks is appointed regional manager for the south west, overseeing six garden centres in the region.

Garden Centre Group appoints head of home 22 September 2009
Deniece Farr takes up new role this month, overseeing ranges including giftware and Christmas.

Bayer Garden entices its latest recruit from Westland 22 September 2009
Steve Mead moves over to Cambridge-based firm to take up the role of head of marketing.

New sales manager at Eddingtons 18 September 2009
Eddingtons has announced the appointment of Dave Gosling as territory sales manager for the South West region, effective 12th October 2009.

Changes at Rowlinson Timber 17 September 2009
David H Wilson retires from the company after nearly 50 years in the industry, while Rowlinson promotes two further members of staff.

Garden Centre Group appoints head of garden care 16 September 2009
Trained horticulturalist and former Country Gardens employee, Andrew West takes up new role this month.

Gardman appoints new marketing manager 14 September 2009
Suzanne Broughton from Leicestershire takes up role for the leading UK supplier of gardening and wild bird care products.

New manager at Heighley Gate 11 September 2009
Roger Wale from Morpeth in Northumberland is appointed general manager of Heighley Gate Nursery & Garden Centre.

Roman recruit 9 September 2009
Shower designer and manufacturer Roman has appointed Geoff Ingram as northern contracts manager.

Wickes hits £750,000 fundraising milestone but aims for £1m 8 September 2009
DIY retailer raises three quarters of a million for Leukaemia Research in its first-ever national charity partnership.

Kingfisher appoints new group property director 7 September 2009
Ian Playford joins the company on October 19 and will sit on Kingfisher's retail board.

Manchester plumber bags Wimbledon VIP weekend courtesy of Dunlop 7 September 2009
Alex Colledge becomes first winner of adhesive brand's Sporting Year competition.

Long service celebration helps out Timber Trade charity 3 September 2009
BSW Timber staff raise £750 for the Scottish Timber Trade Benevolent Society.

Finalists for 2009 LABC Awards announced 3 September 2009
Building industry prepares the 2009 LABC National Building Excellence Awards.


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