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March 2014

Phil Tushingham takes top sales job at Smart Solar 31 March 2014
Phil Tushingham has joined Smart Solar as sales director, with overall responsibility for the company's revenues in the UK and Europe.

Phil Welsh joins William Sinclair Horticulture as manufacturing director 24 March 2014
The former general manager of Becker Industrial Coatings has joined William Sinclair as its new manufacturing director, as the company is due to open its new £15m growing media production facility in Ellesmere Port.

New garden centre director for Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres 21 March 2014
Chris Francis has been welcomed into company and will head the Hillier Garden Centre division.

John Lewis boss Sir Charlie Mayfield is new chair of the BRC 21 March 2014
Sir Charlie Mayfield will take over from Kingfisher boss Sir Ian Cheshire as chair of the British Retail Consortium when he steps down in September.

New manager for Sam's Trade Centre, Harlow 20 March 2014
Sam's Trade Centre has named its new Harlow branch manager as Neil Boughtwood.

Md of William Sinclair steps down 17 March 2014
An internal restructure of the retail division for William Sinclair sees Danny Adamson quit as managing director.

Sue Sharp joins Smart Solar 11 March 2014
Smart Solar has named Sue Sharp as its new customer services manager.

New national sales manager for Bord na Móna 11 March 2014
Bord na Móna UK (BNM UK) has recruited Jason Pike as its national sales manager covering the retail market throughout the UK.

New European appointments for coatings company 7 March 2014
Claire Cullen joins The Valspar Corporation as the new European brand manager and Fiona Wood has been appointed to the company as the new European product manager.

BCF appoints John Falder president 6 March 2014
Managing director of HMG Paints, Mr Falder, has been appointed as the new president of the British Coatings Federation (BCF).


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