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July 2012

HTA group names new chair 17 July 2012
Helen Richardson from tree and shrub seed supplier Forestart has been elected chair of the Horticultural Trades Association's Tree and Hedging Group at its recent AGM.

Former Tesco boss defects to Poundland 12 July 2012
Andrew Higginson, former senior executive and board director at Tesco Plc, is to be the next chairman of discount retailer Poundland.

BCF ceo steps down 12 July 2012
Tony Mash, who has been British Coatings Federation chief executive officer for three years, has retired following the group's annual conference.

Sika expands sales team 11 July 2012
Sika has appointed Lauren Hemmings as area sales manager covering the south east and south east London, and Simon Flecknell as area sales manager for central England.

Bond It sales rep retires after nearly 20 years 11 July 2012
The sealants and adhesives manufacture is bidding farewell to one of its longest standing employees, Alastair Fergusson, as he announces he is to retire from the business.

Masons boss retires after 40 years 9 July 2012
Masons Timber Products head of operations Paul Steenberg is retiring after more than 40 years of service to the Nottingham-based timber manufacturer.

Croydex welcomes new retail commercial manager 5 July 2012
The bathroom accessories manufacturer has announced the appointment of Dominick McHarg, who joins the Hampshire-based company as retail commercial manager.

Coram Showers employee takes the plunge for charity 4 July 2012
A longstanding employee at the shower specialists swam a mile in the British Gas Great Manchester Swim to raise more than £1,500 for a hospital ward very close to his heart.

Kingfisher names new group finance director 3 July 2012
B&Q's parent company will welcome current Vodafone Plc chief financial officer Karen Witts as its new group finance director. She will take up the role and join the main board during October 2012.


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