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August 2019

On The Tools appoints former Jewson head of marketing 29 August 2019

Construction online publisher, On The Tools, has appointed Clare Harding as Head of Marketing, PR and Events for the new Electric House agency. Clare Harding, previously head of marketing for Jewson, has been tasked with helping to launch the new ...


E.P. Barrus appoints new area sales manager for its garden division 28 August 2019

E.P. Barrus has extended its sales team with the appointment of Gary Bowness as area sales manager covering the North West and Midlands.Mr Bowness brings over 15 years of sales experience specifically in garden tools, gloves and accessories. Before ...


Vitax appoints new area sales manager 20 August 2019

Gardening specialist, Vitax, has announced appointment of a new area sales manager to cover customers across Avon, Wilts, Hants and Dorset following the retirement of Julian Goodhand earlier this year.David Beech, joins from Woodlodge Products ...


John Colley has resigned from role at Kingfisher 19 August 2019

It has been reported that former Majestic Wine managing director John Colley has resigned from his role as chief trading officer at Kingfisher after just 20 months in the position, in order to return to Majestic.According to the Times, Mr Colley ...


New Travis Perkins CEO officially takes position 19 August 2019

Nick Roberts has formally taken up his new post as CEO for Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials. Mr Roberts first joined the Group as CEO designate on July 1 to ensure a smooth handover with his predecessor, John Carter, ...


Thompson & Parkes announces new appointments 15 August 2019

With the upcoming launch of its first retail DIY shop in Stourport, builders merchant Thompson & Parkes has appointed Nikki Shipton as Stourport’s new manager and Harry Dowling-Bingle as its supervisor.Building a new team from scratch, Ms ...


Homebase announces new director of Bathstore 14 August 2019

Homebase has announced it has appointed Ian Penney as director of Bathstore and announces three new concession partnerships. The appointment follows the acquisition of Bathstore, the UK's largest specialist bathroom retailer, by Homebase in July ...


Debenhams appoints new CEO, as Duddy paves way for exit 14 August 2019

The ailing department store business has named “experienced turnaround expert” Stefaan Vansteenkiste as chief executive officer, with hopes he will take the business “into the next phase of its recovery”. Executive chairman Terry Duddy has revealed ...


Kybotech appoints general manager 2 August 2019

Garden building manufacturer, Kybotech, has announced it has appointed a new general manager to head up the manufacturing and operational side of the business.Paul Copestick has joined the Worksop based company from Kairos Group where he worked as ...


GIMA raises £20k for Greenfingers' 20th anniversary 2 August 2019

As GIMA’s chosen charity for 2019, Greenfingers has been the beneficiary of the many fundraising activities that the trade association has undertaken throughout the year. From the Charity Day, to the glittering GIMA Awards, in total GIMA has raised ...


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