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October 2010

New sales agent 29 October 2010
Falcon Products has appointed David Waters as their new sales agent.

New appointments 29 October 2010
Basta/Listers has made several appointments to its sales team.

Direct Company boosts buying team 28 October 2010
Steve Akers has joined the BHF-BSSA Group as buyer for the Direct Company.

Plasti-kote appointment 21 October 2010
The Valspar Corporation has appointed Dale Poulton as head of European sales for Plasti-kote.

Competing for title of Europe's best screwer 20 October 2010
Lafarge quarry plant fitter Craig Boulton to travel to Spain to put his skills to the test at the 'Screw It' European finals, held during the MotoGP finals.

Glee announces new event director 19 October 2010
Former Glee sales director, Nick Davison will lead the industry show "for 2011 and beyond", says organisers.

Plum position 15 October 2010
Surrey-based Plum Products has appointed Jon Tilley as director of sales. He will head up the UK sales team and develop the business to other UK and international markets.

Carol Paris awarded memorial medal 14 October 2010
Garden & Leisure Group operations director Carol Paris has become only the seventh woman in 80 years to be awarded the Charles Pearson Memorial Medal by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA).

New general manager for Crown Paints 5 October 2010
Crown Paints Limited has appointed a new general manager to head up its 110-strong network of Crown Decorating Centres in England, Scotland and Wales.

Cycle challenge completed 5 October 2010
Bents Garden & Home md Matthew Bent and four fellow challengers have successfully completed the Coast to Coast Trans Penning Trail cycle ride, raising £1,600 for Bent's Charity of the Year - Ronald MacDonald House at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.


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