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Smart Garden strengthens sales team

With the business “growing at an exceptional pace”, Smart has invested further in expanding its sales teams with a number of new appointments.Carl Beiersdorf joins the business as key account manager. With a wealth of experience in the garden trade, ...
16 November 2018 0 Comments

Visa encourages shoppers back to the high street with Christmas campaign

Visa debuted its first-ever Christmas advert last week, with the campaign featuring real independent businesses and urging consumers to shop their local high street.The commercial first aired on ITV on Friday, November 9 at 7.45pm and has had ...
16 November 2018 0 Comments

Tong Garden Centre wins Elite Business of the Year

Tong Garden Centre was announced as the Elite Business of the Year at the recent Aagrah Restaurant Group's 36th Annual Dinner and Elite Yorkshire Business Awards that raised £125,000 for charity.Tong's managing director, Mark Farnsworth and ...
15 November 2018 0 Comments

DIY prices on the up

After weeks of unseasonable discounting and, following news that the CPI inflation rate remained unchanged in October, prices of DIY products have shot up 36% since last week, whilst discounts have also become watered down...
15 November 2018 0 Comments

New chairman announced for Ladder Association

The Ladder Association has welcomed Werner Co’s Paul Bruton, as he takes on the role of chairman for the not-for-profit membership organisation.Werner Co product development director Mr Bruton, who has nearly 45 years’ worth of experience within the ...
14 November 2018 0 Comments People News

Capital Gardens unveils first changes at Studley Green

Since being taken over by Capital Gardens just eight weeks ago, Studley Green Garden Centre has undergone a significant makeover, with a strong focus on introducing a new extended product offering and improving customer service.In keeping with Capital ...
14 November 2018 0 Comments

House of Fraser to close more stores over rent wrangle

The department store chain is set to close all four of its outlets at Intu shopping centres after failing to agree “reasonable terms” with landlords.House of Fraser, which was bought by Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley in August, revealed the ...
14 November 2018 0 Comments

Lyte Ladders introduces new Products in Use concept

Lyte Ladders’ range of industrial towers was launched in 2002. It grew in 2004 with the launch of its folding tower, and continues to grow ...
9 November 2018
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