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August 2014

New head of trends for Home Retail Group 26 August 2014
Alexei Cowan has been appointed as the new head of trends at Argos and Homebase owner Home Retail Group.

Argos recruits new head of own brand 26 August 2014
Alyson Lockley has been appointed as the new head of own brand at Argos.

Screwfix appoints operations director 26 August 2014
The multi-channel retailer has strengthened its board of directors further with the appointment of Lindsay Haselhurst in the role of supply chain and operations director.

New commercial and e-commerce director appointed at Screwfix 26 August 2014
The Kingfisher-owned retailer has promoted internal candidate James Mackenzie to the role of commercial and e-commerce director.

New business development manager for Bowland Stone 26 August 2014
Landscaping products supplier Bowland Stone has appointed Nick James as business development manager.

Changes at Talis UK 20 August 2014
UK valve, meterbox and water fitting specialist, Talis UK, strengthens its offering with the appointment of a new sales director, and the opening of a new office.

Former All in One md joins Deco-Pak 20 August 2014
Former All in One Garden Centre managing director Rod Slater is appointed general manager at the decorative aggregates and landscaping and DIY materials supplier.

Simpson appoints sales director 20 August 2014
Simpson Strong-Tie has announced the appointment of Jon Head to the newly created role of sales director, in the Connectors UK division of the business.

New ecommerce director for Wickes 13 August 2014
Wickes has recruited Lee Faetz as ecommerce director in a bid to develop its multichannel capabilities.

Neudorff expands UK operation with key appointments 13 August 2014
Environmentally-friendly weed, feed and control brand Neudorff has expanded its UK operation with key appointments and opened its first UK-based office.

William Sinclair merges retail and professional sales teams 6 August 2014
Growing media producer William Sinclair Horticulture has combined its retail and professional salespeople into a single team which it claims will bring service and logistics benefits to customers.

New team members join Wyevale Garden Centres' trading division 6 August 2014
Martin Bitmead and Patrick O'Connor are the latest additions to Wyevale Garden Centres' trading division.


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