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August 2010

Employee clocks up 40 years of service at garden centre 18 August 2010
Goods in supervisor, Tony Day, who is the longest-serving member of the team at Carr Gate Garden Centre, acknowledged for his dedication over the past four decades.

Two new appointments 12 August 2010
Dunlop Adhesives has appointed Steve Ball as national account manager and Jane Deegan as assistant brand manager.

New member 12 August 2010
Neil Saunders of Verdict Research has joined the KPMG/Synovate Retail Think Tank (RTT) as its newest member.

Md moves down under 5 August 2010
Rug Doctor UK managing director Mike Holden is leaving the company this month after 10 years to take charge of the company's Australian operation in Melbourne.

New manager 5 August 2010
Jim Ashby has been appointed as the new manager of Ramsgate Garden Centre.

GIMA promotion 5 August 2010
Rebecca Abbott has been promoted to the position of administration manager at the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA).

Changes at Jegs 5 August 2010
Jegs Electrical owner Martin Gibbons became chairman at the company on August 1, passing the managing director position on to his daughter Eloise.

New sales manager 2 August 2010
Town & Country has appointed Louise Cross as area sales manager for the South East, North and Central London regions.

Garden Centre Group promotion 2 August 2010
Paul Dye has been appointed as regional manager for Kent and East Sussex for The Garden Centre Group.


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