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March 2019

Travis Perkins CEO to step down 29 March 2019

Travis Perkins has announced today that following a rigorous and wide-ranging selection process John Carter will step down as CEO and from the Travis Perkins Board on August 5 2019. He will be succeeded as CEO by Nick Roberts, currently CEO of ...


Tile Choice fundraises for the Midlands Air Ambulance 27 March 2019

Celebrity architect, TV presenter of several shows, including Ugly House to Lovely Home, Old House New Home and Amazing Spaces and founder of TV production company Amazing Productions, George Clarke, visited Tile Choice to support its fundraising ...


Wyevale Nurseries’ Robin Trumper retires after 39 years 25 March 2019

Amenity & landscape sales executive Robin Trumper from Hereford celebrated his retirement last week after 39 years of service at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries, having started working at the firm in October 1980. Wyevale Nurseries ...


Travis Perkins appoints new COO of trade merchant business 25 March 2019

As part of the management restructure, Frank Elkins has been named as new chief operating officer for the group’s trade merchant businesses, moving from his role as divisional CEO of the group’s contract merchanting division.Mr Elkins reports into ...


Kingfisher announces retirement of chief transformation officer 20 March 2019

Kingfisher announces that Steve Willett, chief transformation officer, has decided to retire. Mr Willett's retirement has been planned for some time, Kingfisher said, and follows the substantial completion of several major projects as Kingfisher ...


Culcita appoints new UK commercial manager 20 March 2019

The garden furniture specialist has announced the appointment of Martyn Walker as commercial manager for the UK.Mr Walker brings a wealth of knowledge and commercial experience to the role and, as part of the Culcita team, will be responsible for ...


Briers team joins Smart Garden Products 19 March 2019

Smart Garden Products has confirmed that the following staff have joined Smart from Briers:Tara Truman – national account managerCharlotte Prentice – key account managerDomenic Guglielmucci – assistant category managerApril Raven – graphic ...


Jane Lawler joins GCA team of inspectors 14 March 2019

The Garden Centre Association has this month (March, 2019) welcomed Jane Lawler as its new inspector. Ms Lawler, has more than 35 years’ experience in marketing and business development, will be responsible for inspecting member garden centres in ...


Zep UK launches giving back initiative by donating to local community 13 March 2019

Zep UK has announced that a recent decision to give back to local communities has now started with a recent visit to a Manchester food bank, L’Chaim-Chabad.Based in Salford, L’Chaim-Chabad is a community organisation which launched the Chabad ...


Studley Green GC announces new charity partner 11 March 2019

Capital Gardens’ latest centre acquisition, Studley Green Garden Centre, has concluded its hunt for a 2019 charity partner, as the centre looks to give back to the local communityFollowing a month of customer voting, Studley Green revealed Four Paws ...


Rudridge Brentford appoints new branch assistant manager 11 March 2019

Groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has appointed Shirley Newton as assistant branch manager at its Brentford branch.Ms Newton, who has extensive experience in the industry working at competitor companies, will be responsible for assisting ...


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