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June 2019

Kingfisher appoints new CEO 27 June 2019

Following the CEO succession announcement on 20 March, Kingfisher today announces the appointment of Thierry Garnier as Chief Executive Officer. Thierry will be appointed to the Board as an Executive Director and will take over from Véronique Laury ...


Covers Alresford creates hospice garden for the senses 26 June 2019

Covers Alresford helps hospice create sensory garden Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Alresford will be supporting Naomi House & Jacksplace by donating topsoil and compost to help the hospices grow sensory plants. The plants have been ...


Squire's aids magical Children's home Garden Makeover 21 June 2019

The garden makeover at Burbank Children’s Home in Woking took place to celebrate Squire’s Garden Centres becoming Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards 100th Primary Authority partner. Squire’s donated plants and Councillor Ayesha Azad ...


Greenfingers wing walkers will finally take to the skies 21 June 2019

Three members of the garden retail industry have just days before taking to the skies for an adrenaline-fuelled wing walk in aid of the Greenfingers Charity.Having been postponed once already after a technical glitch grounded the plane, the trio ...


Vitax area sales manager retires after 37 years 20 June 2019

Vitax has announced one of its longest serving area sales managers will retire from his role in July. Julian Goodhand, who has been with the company for 37 years, will officially retire from the firm on 31 July.Mr Goodhand's early career started at ...


Wyevale nurseries staff hike and cycle in aid of charity 19 June 2019

Twenty members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford are this month physically challenging themselves in aid of charity. On June 22, members of the team will either be hiking 18 miles from Talybont-on-Usk to Llangattock, taking part in an ...


Tong appoints new head of people and culture 18 June 2019

An HR professional has relocated from Melbourne to Saltaire to take up a new role at Tong Garden Centre. Neil Barwise joins the team at multi award-winning Tong Garden Centre in the newly created position of head of people and culture. He joins the ...


Travis perkins sends representative to Malawi for humanitarian project 17 June 2019

Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials, is supporting key customer Miller Homes with their commitment to Habitat for Humanity Great Britain by sending representative, Gemma Black, who is Inventory Manager for BSS, to ...


XL Joinery staff raise over £1,000 for children's charity 14 June 2019

Employees from XL Joinery, the market leading supplier of doors and associated products, put their best foot forward as they took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, raising a total of £1,025 for children’s charity, Buttercup Children’s Trust....


Former Travis Perkins digital and marketing manager takes up BHETA role 7 June 2019

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has announced the appointment of former Travis Perkins senior digital and trade marketing manager, Stephen Richardson as its new marketing manager.In the new role, which has been created as part ...


John Lewis Partnership names Ofcom chief exec as new chairman 6 June 2019

The retailer has today announced the appointment of Sharon White as its sixth chairman, replacing Sir Charlie Mayfield when he steps down from the role in early 2020. The retailer acknowledges she may not be “not the conventional retail choice the ...


Beth Chatto OBE to be Awarded Iconic Horticultural Hero Award 6 June 2019

Gardening pioneer, Beth Chatto OBE VMH, is to be posthumously named 2019’s Iconic Horticultural Hero at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival next month.Ms Chatto, who sadly passed away in 2018, aged 94, was the founder of the Beth Chatto ...


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