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December 2016

Long-serving Newsome Tools rep rewarded for service 23 December 2016

Martin Tonkin was recently awarded by his company Newsome Tools for clocking up 27 years of service as a Midlands area representative.


New CEO for Clas Ohlson 21 December 2016

Lotta Lyrå has been appointed new president and CEO of Clas Ohlson, effective as of June 16, 2017. Mrs Lyrå comes from a position as head of development and expansion at IKEA Group, where she is a member of the group management team.


Wyevale longtime worker raises nearly £300 with 'tache 21 December 2016

A member of staff at Wyevale, Hereford, has raised £287.43 for a hospice in the area by growing a moustache.


Yale takes smart step forward 12 December 2016

Yale continues to strengthen its Smart Living division with the appointment of a new member to the team.


HTA announces board changes 7 December 2016

HTA members representing all sectors of the industry attended the association’s Annual General Meeting which took place this week at the HTA’s Horticulture House in Chilton, Oxfordshire.


Bunnings ceo John Gillam to step down 7 December 2016

Wesfarmers, the parent group which now owns Homebase, has confirmed that long-standing Bunnings chief executive officer John Gillam will leave his role after 12 years.


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