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December 2010

Board appointments at Altecnic 23 December 2010
Altecnic's technical director Gary Perry and trade sales director Chris Ramster have both been appointed to the company's board of directors.

Webbs' David Lowe retires 21 December 2010
David Lowe has retired from Webbs Garden Centres after 32 years.

Bents thanks joinery team 17 December 2010
Bents Garden & Home has extended its thanks to its teams of visual merchandisers and joiners who design and put together the company's inspirational Christmas displays each year.

Sales staff boost at Altecnic 17 December 2010
Plumbing equipment supplier Altecnic has appointed Darren Shaw to the position of OEM (original equipment manufacturers) sales representative.

CBI announces its new president 10 December 2010
Roger Carr is to succeed Helen Alexander as president of the Confederation of British Industry at the end of her term of office in June 2011.

New UK sales director 9 December 2010
Jeff Kwiatkowski has been appointed as consumer products group UK sales director at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

BEAMA's executive chairman retires 8 December 2010
Dave Dossett has retired as executive chairman of the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) after 20 years with the association and nearly 50 in the industry.

Four new managers 7 December 2010
IronmongeryDirect has expanded its team with the appointment of four new product managers.

New appointment at Vital Earth 6 December 2010
Vital Earth has appointed Beverley Moseley as area sales manager for the South East of England, including London.

Diane Stevens joins Rainy Day Trust 6 December 2010
Diane Stevens has been appointed general secretary at the Rainy Day Trust, the charity of the hardware, housewares and home improvement industry.

New addition 6 December 2010
Shurtape UK has appointed Helen Shingler as sales executive.

Kingfisher appoints new non-executive director 2 December 2010
Clare Chapman, currently director general of Workforce, for the NHS and Social Care, to take up role.


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