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August 2016

Garland/Worth Gardening awards Sales Agent of Year 26 August 2016
Joe Lydon, who achieved a 22% sales increase for his area, has been voted the Garland/Worth Gardening Sales Agent of the Year.

Dobbies appoints Andrew Bracey as chairman 25 August 2016
Former Ocado chief financial officer has been appointed the new chairman of Dobbies.

Planters centre manager steps down 18 August 2016
After 14 very successful years with Planters, centre manager Stuart Gooden is looking to take it slightly easier and moving to the South West.

New sales and marketing director for Varta 18 August 2016
Global consumer products company Spectrum Brands, has appointed Paul Clarke to the position of sales and marketing director for the UK batteries and hardware division, which includes VARTA Consumer Batteries and Stanley Padlocks.

New social media and PR coordinator at Barrus 18 August 2016
E. P. Barrus is pleased to announce the appointment of Francesca Toman as social media and PR coordinator for the marketing services department.

Squires boss named honorary doctor 16 August 2016
Colin Squire, chairman of award-winning family business Squire's Garden Centres has been named Honorary Doctor of Art & Design by Kingston University.

Polyvine appoints national sales manager 15 August 2016
British paint, varnish and wood care manufacturer Polyvine has appointed David Clayton as national sales manager covering its specialist stockist, general retail and professional user markets throughout the UK.

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