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February 2017

Former Garden Store owner joins Home & Garden 27 February 2017

The Home & Garden Group has appointed Neil Stevens, former director of The Garden Store Ltd, to its management team as Business Development Manager.


New banking venture for former Kingfisher boss Sir Ian Cheshire 27 February 2017

Former Kingfisher ceo Sir Ian Cheshire has been appointed the chairman-designate for Barclay's UK operations.


Andy McIndoe honoured with Veitch Memorial Medal 27 February 2017

Garden industry expert Andy McIndoe was recently presented the Veitch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society, one of the highest accolades in the world of horticulture.


Jewson sponsors cyclist in Giro d’Italia challenge 24 February 2017

Builders merchant, Jewson has joined forces with Polypipe and McCann to sponsor veteran cyclist Mick Ives as he gears up to ride 3,400km to raise money for charity.


Wilkinson Sword supports veteran charity 24 February 2017

Garden tool firm Wilkinson Sword stepped in to help the Trafford Veterans Mess Charity when its portacabin was attacked by arsonists


Gardman appoints garden centre independents team director 21 February 2017

Garden products supplier, Gardman appoints Scott McCabe as Director, Garden Centre Independents


New marketing director for Screwfix 16 February 2017

Graham Smith has been promoted to marketing director at Kingfisher retailer Screwfix.


Lowe's long-timer to be awarded Global DIY Lifetime Award 15 February 2017

Gregory M. Bridgeford is to received the fifth Global DIY Lifetime Award at this year's Global DIY Summit in Berlin.


New general manager for Global DIY Summit 10 February 2017

Iñaki Maillard will be the new general manager for the Global DIY Summit, reporting directly to chairmen, co-founders and official moderators Ralf Rahmede and John Herbert.


Memorial planned for B&Q worker 1 February 2017

A 37-year-old B&Q worker from Dundee is to be commemorated with a plaque at the store where he worked for 20 years.


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