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July 2019

Tong appoints non-executive chairman 30 July 2019

Tong Garden Centre has restructured its board as it gears up for future growth and multisite operations. The centre's non-executive director, David Stanhope is stepping up to the position of non-executive chairman at the Tong Lane business with ...


Smart Garden Products appoints pet industry marketing expert 25 July 2019

Pet Industry marketing expert Peter Johnson has joined Smart Garden Products to head up its newly-created pet division that will launch at Glee under the Zöon brand.The new brand is pronounced ‘Zow-On’ and takes its inspiration from the Greek word ...


Bathroom Takeaway makes four new appointments 23 July 2019

Bathroom Takeaway is delighted to announce four key appointments in the sales and logistics departments.Peter Johnson is now head of trading, Irfan Jamil is head of operations and Facilities, Gary Stanley, warehouse manager and Raffaele D’Arienzo is ...


Wyevale Nurseries appoints new commercial sales director 23 July 2019

Ian Wright joined the business this month and will head up three sales teams at Wyevale Nurseries, with a view to driving sales through all product and market sectors. Prior to his role at Wyevale Nurseries, Ian Wright worked as a sales manager at ...


Rudridge promotes Shirley Newton to branch manager Horsham 22 July 2019

Rudridge, a Keyline Civils Specialist, has promoted Shirley Newton to the position of branch manager at its Horsham branch.Ms Newton, who has extensive experience in the industry working at competitor companies, joined the business as assistant ...


Shurtape announces charity partner 18 July 2019

Shurtape UK has announced its charity partner for the next 12 months – donating £7,500 towards a beautiful garden space for cancer and stroke patients at the Eden Ward of the Wexham Park Hospital Frimley Health Foundation NHS Trust. The global tape ...


M&S homewares boss steps down 12 July 2019

Marks & Spencer has announced today that Jill McDonald is leaving the business nearly two years after taking over as managing director of clothing and home.M&S CEO Steve Rowe will be taking over the leadership of the business directly in the ...


HTA's Alistair Yeomans takes new role focusing on plant health and biosecurity 12 July 2019

Continuing the HTA agenda and prioritisation of plant health by the HTA, Alistair Yeomans will be taking on a new role to drive this forward focussing on the development of the plant health agenda, notably advancing the Plant Health and Biosecurity ...


Squire’s recognised as a leading employer by Surrey Choices 11 July 2019

Two employees from Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea have been given “Outstanding Achievement” awards from Surrey Choices.Paul Mason, Squire’s Café bar manager, and Kathryn Aitken, catering assistant at Squire’s, were given their awards at a ...


Wickes announces new CEO 10 July 2019

British home improvement retailer, Wickes, has announced Simon King will be replaced by David Wood as the new chief executive officer.Mr Wood was previously CEO of Mothercare, and of American department store Kmart, as well as spending eight years ...


ArtificialGrass.com announces two new additions to its team 8 July 2019

An artificial grass firm has recently welcomed two new members of staff to its team to enhance its business in the south. Kerry Lee and Emma Baddeley have been appointed to the roles of area sales manager and sales and marketing co-ordinator ...


Leyland SDM stores support Macmillan Cancer Support’s Men & Cancer campaign 8 July 2019

London decorating and DIY specialist Leyland SDM partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support to support them on its annual Men & Cancer campaign which ran from 3 – 17 June 2019. The UK’s leading cancer support charity launched the campaign to ...


Kybotech names new buying director 8 July 2019

Worksop-based garden buildings manufacturer Kybotech has appointed a new director to head up the company’s buying team.Catherine Lyons has joined the company from discount warehouse JTF, where she gained eight years of experience as director of ...


Squire’s Garden Centres announces round of new appointments 5 July 2019

Squire’s has made a number of new appointments, including promoting two members of staff to the role of centre manager.At Squire’s Garden Centre in Reigate, Adam Eton has been appointed manager, taking over from Ian Farmer, who has retired after 25 ...


Dunlop strengthens sales and marketing team with new appointments 4 July 2019

The manufacturers of tiling and flooring products has appointed Kathryn Hyde has as marketing manager, and David Moore as area sales manager for the North West and North Wales.Ms Hyde brings with her a wealth of expertise in communications and ...


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