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September 2018

Kingfisher head of supply chain to be replaced 19 September 2018

Following the announcement of its H1 results and progress with the ’One’ programme, Kingfisher has revealed today that there will be a change in the leadership of its offer and supply chain organisation, with Arja Taaveniku being succeeded by Henri ...


20th annual Polypipe Regatta raises £11,000 for charity 17 September 2018

Almost 50 boats took to the Port Solent to participate in the friendly competition, which celebrated its 20th year on September 5-6, as more than 400 members of the plumbing, heating and construction sectors raised money for causes including Help ...


Hillier appoints two new directors to board 13 September 2018

Hillier Nurseries has announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors; George Hillier and Martin Hillier, marking the fifth generation of the Hillier family to join the board. Both appointments were effective from Thursday, ...


Steve Cooke leaves Rolson Tools for Sales Director role at Loving Pets UK 13 September 2018

Loving Pets UK and Europe has appointed Steve Cooke as Sales Director. Mr Cooke has some 35 years of experience dealing with major retail chains, distribution channels, trade, and the massively fast-growing online sector. Managing director of ...


New HTA board appointments ratified 11 September 2018

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) strengthened its board with several key appointments, including Boyd Douglas-Davies from Hillview Garden Centres as vice-president...


Bradford garden centre baker shortlisted in national bakery competition 10 September 2018

The head baker at Tong Garden Centre has been shortlisted for Baker of the Year in the 2018 Baking Industry awards.Judges from the prestigious national awards scheme visited Lee Parnham at the Tong Garden Centre bakery in June and sampled a number ...


Tile Choice announces new partnership with George Clarke 4 September 2018

Tile Choice will now be working in partnership with George Clarke, architect, TV presenter, campaigner and educator.


Kate Bradbury to appear at Hozelock stand at Glee 3 September 2018

Award-winning author, journalist and wildlife gardener Kate Bradbury will be appearing on the Hozelock stand at this year's Glee.


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