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April 2015

Olympia Tools appoints new national sales manager 30 April 2015
Olympia Tools, distributors of the Roughneck brand of hand tools and workwear, has strengthened its sales function with the appointment of a new national sales manager.

Fiskars UK appoints new sales director 28 April 2015
Fiskars has announced the appointment of Karl Millergill as sales director for its UK business.

Ruthin Decor rewards staff with themed dinner 28 April 2015
As a thank you for their hard work during the last year and to celebrate winning the title of DIY Week Décor Retailer of the year for a second year running, Ruthin Décor staff and directors headed off for a comedy dining experience.

CHA names new chair 22 April 2015
Coooking Marvellous md Joan Woulfe to take up the role as chair of Cookshop & Housewares Association, as Trevor Draper steps down following the sale of his cookshop.

Gardman donates £20k of pet food to animal shelter 22 April 2015
Gardman donated £20,000-worth of dog food from its new Ernest Charles pets range to the Wood Green animal welfare charity.

Bord na Mona's Steve Harper joins Gardman 21 April 2015
Gardman has significantly strengthened its senior sales team with the recent appointment of Steve Harper as sales director and two other highly experienced garden industry professionals.

New area sales manager for EP Barrus 20 April 2015
EP Barrus has extended its team with the appointment of Edward Staniland as area sales manager covering the Midlands and North Wales.

Blue Diamond man now chartered director 15 April 2015
Blue Diamond garden centres' group finance director and company secretary Richard Hemans has successfully gained admission as a chartered director, the Institute of Directors' prestigious qualification for company directors and board members.

Colin Wetherley Mein is new GIMA president 15 April 2015
The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association (GIMA) announced its new council at its AGM today.

Wyevale Nurseries' Ben to pedal from Paris to Yeovil 13 April 2015
A management trainee at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford will this month be cycling from Paris to Yeovil in aid of charity.

New national accounts manager for Fetim Group 7 April 2015
Fetim Group UK has announced the appointment of Mark Chilton as national accounts manager.

CKI announces new sales appointment 7 April 2015
Hand tools and security products supplier, Carl Kammerling International has appointed a new national sales manager to oversee the UK/Ireland field sales team.

Garden centre founder Dave Stafford dies 7 April 2015
Manchester's All-In-One Garden Centre is mourning the loss of its founder, Dave Stafford.

Gorilla Glue makes two new appointments 7 April 2015
Leading adhesives brand Gorilla Glue UK has expanded its team with the recruitment of two senior employees.

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