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November 2011

HTA director general retires 28 November 2011
The director general of the Horticultural Trades Association, David Gwyther, has retired.

Carpetright appoints non-exec director 22 November 2011
Carpetright has appointed David Clifford to the board as an independent non-executive director, starting from December 1.

John Fewings retires from Home Hardware 21 November 2011
Mr Fewings retired from Home Hardware SouthWest on November 18 after 48 years with the company, the past 25 of them as executive chairman.

New marketing manager 15 November 2011
Merlyn Showering Ltd has appointed Edel Nicholson as marketing manager for the UK and Ireland.

Building Adhesives appoints new md 15 November 2011
Dunlop Adhesives' parent company Building Adhesives Ltd has appointed Peter Bell as its new managing director following the departure of David O'Neill.

New Unimer board member 10 November 2011
United Merchants today announced that it has appointed Grafton Group chief operating officer and executive director Leo Martin, as a non-executive member of its board.

Rayware appoints new national accounts manager 7 November 2011
Mr Chris Johnson has joined as national account manager for Rayware across such brands as Typhoon, Kilner, Mason Cash and Price and Kensington.

New appointment at Rolawn 7 November 2011
Rolawn Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Jo King into the role of credit controller.

Moving on 3 November 2011
Sales manager Malcolm Wheeler is leaving William Sinclair after more than 32 years with the firm.

B&Q's oldest employee retires 3 November 2011
B&Q has announced that its oldest staff member Syd Prior is retiring at the age of 97.


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