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April 2011

New md at JB Kind 28 April 2011
Independent door distributor JB Kind has appointed James Cadman as managing director.

New president 26 April 2011
The Worldwide DIY Council has appointed Dr Jayne Seagrave as president, with effect from May 1, 2011.

Westland appointment 20 April 2011
Westland Horticulture has expanded its national sales team with the appointment of Mark Salter.

Gardman appoints new managing director 15 April 2011
Gardman has announced the appointment of Tim Stainton to take up the role of managing director with immediate effect

Blooms announces young horticultural finalist 12 April 2011
James English of Easton College, Norwich has been crowned regional finalist in the 'Young Horticulturalist of the Year' at Blooms of Bressingham Garden Centre.

Marathon challenge 12 April 2011
Wickes' director of retail development and customer services Tim Matthews is running the London Marathon on April 17 to raise money for blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Rug Doctor makes new sales appointments 12 April 2011
Rug Doctor has announced two new sales appointments.

Westland appoints new sales director 12 April 2011
Westland Horticulture's senior sales person, John McDowell has been promoted to sales director where he will assume responsibility for the whole sales department.

Garden Centre Group hires head of business development 11 April 2011
Paul Blunden has been appointed as head of business development for The Garden Centre Group.

Sutton Seeds manager enters charity race 11 April 2011
Sutton Seeds's UK sales manager Chris Ramsdem is running in a 10-km race on May 15 in aid of Greenfingers charity.

Westland boosts sales force 6 April 2011
Westland Horticulture has strengthened its sales team with three new appointments.

Dog Rocks appointment 6 April 2011
Dog Rocks has hired Caroline McLeod as head of marketing & PR to drive consumer awareness of the product and drive demand across the UK and Europe.


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