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January 2016

Kingfisher appoints digital expert 25 January 2016
Digital retail expert Rakhi Parekh is to join Kingfisher as a non-executive director from February 1.

Tim Clapp promoted to head of range at Kingfisher 21 January 2016
Tim Clapp has been promoted to the role of head of range (horticulture and garden care) at B&Q's parent group Kingfisher.

Dunlop appoints new area sales manager hired for East Anglia and South East 21 January 2016
Dunlop, specialist manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, finishing and decorating products, has hired Lewis Turner as area sales manager for East Anglia and the South East as part of the company's continual expansion.

Forest Garden bolsters its team 5 January 2016
As Forest Garden ramps up activity to meet the early spring demand, the garden timber products manufacturer confirmed that it has employed several new team members, strengthening both its sales force presence and approach to new product development.

Vitax welcomes new area manager 4 January 2016
In preparation for a bumper 2016, Vitax Limited has appointed a new south-east area manager this month.

Two new appointments at Rollins 4 January 2016
Hand tool distributor Rollins Group's former area sales manager Mick Taylor has been appointed national sales manager at the company.

Alyson Haywood named as new GCA inspector 4 January 2016
Alyson Haywood has been revealed as the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) new inspector.

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