Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

October 2015

Catering supremo to leave Wyevale GC 28 October 2015
Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) food and beverage director Jason Danciger is to quit the business.

BIRA's longest-serving employee, Diana Truman, dies 28 October 2015
Diana Truman, "a much-loved and popular member of the BIRA team" has lost her battle against cancer, the association announced today.

Squire's md Dennis Espley to retire 23 October 2015
Dennis Espley has announced plans to retire from his role at the family-owned garden centre chain next spring.

Tile Giant takes on cycle challenge for Parkinson's 19 October 2015
Tile Giant's managing director and three of his colleagues have taken on a 250-mile bike ride in aid of Parkinson's UK.

Bond It appoints new sales and marketing director 16 October 2015
Paul Walters has joined the manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, tiling products and other building chemicals as its new sales and marketing director.

New appointment at Rolson 16 October 2015
Mark Holmes has recently joined the business development team at Rolson Tools Ltd.

Squire's names new Woking manager 13 October 2015
Squire's Garden Centres has announced the appointment of Ed Ridgeon as manager of its Woking centre.

Wyevale man wins International Exchange Award 6 October 2015
Wyevale Nurseries product development co-ordinator Ben Gregory has won the International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS) International Exchange Award.

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