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December 2012

New account manager for Floramedia 17 December 2012
Jo Davey, a former sales executive for Notcutts Nurseries, has been appointed as a new account manager for Floramedia.

New show director for Totally DIY 13 December 2012
Paul Grinsell, who has been the Totally DIY and Totally Tools director of sales since 1997, will be taking on the role of show director as the shows move to their new home at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Industry bids farewell to Gillie Westwood 10 December 2012
Previous Garden Centre Association (GCA) chief executive Gillie Westwood was given a fond send off by members of the horticultural industry in London recently.

Big Wipes raises money for Help for Heroes 4 December 2012
Thanks to the generosity of tradesmen and visitors to the Painting & Decorating Show, Big Wipes was able to raise £675 for the Help for Heroes charity.

Dewalt and Stanley send customers to MotoGP 4 December 2012
Tool brands Dewalt and Stanley have sent two sports fans to the MotoGP finale in Valencia after they won competitions, including hitting nails with a hammer in the shortest time, and a quiz on endurance.

New sales manager at Durston Garden Products 3 December 2012
Somerset-based compost manufacturer Durston Garden Products Ltd has appointed Ruth Green as its national sales manager.

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