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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

HTA bolsters executive team

Following a review by the board, the Horticultural Trade Association (HTA) is strengthening its executive team, with new roles, including the appointment of Martin Simmons as director of membership, and plans to recruit... 
12 November 2018

Smart invests in NPD and supply chain

Smart Garden Products has announced further investment in its new product development and supply chain teams, with the appointment of Michelle Lee as category management co-ordinator and Darren Bailey as supply analyst & planner... 
6 November 2018

Rudridge raises £1000 for charity

Farnham-based groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has raised £1,000 on behalf of the charity Macmillan Cancer Support, after another successful annual quiz night.Competitors came together at Silvermere Golf Club in Cobham, where the quiz ... 
2 November 2018

Elho appoints new group board member

Chief commercial officer Melanie Meskers took up her position on the board at Elho this summer, bringing a wealth of experience from numerous roles over two decades with Unilever.In her new role, Ms Meskers is responsible for the commercial ... 
1 November 2018

Tong Garden Centre creates six new jobs internally

Tong Garden Centre has created six new roles to support the next phase of growth and expansion within the business that includes a £3.5million investment in the Tong Lane site over the next three years.Former centre manager Andy Mears has been ... 
29 October 2018

Homebase appoints Ian Topping as chairman

Homebase has appointed experienced retailer Ian Topping as part-time non-executive Chairman to provide support to its management team. Mr Topping joins Homebase from HMV, the UK’s largest specialist entertainment retailer, where he was chief ... 
23 October 2018

Vegtrug supports European expansion with new appointments

Garden planter manufacturer Vegtrug Limited has recently appointed two additional team members to support growth of its European business, Vegrrug Europe GmbH.Petrus Lahm has come on board as sales representative, whilst Rebecca de Winter, has been ... 
22 October 2018

DIY shop owner honoured with national Standard role

Broad Street DIY’s Tony Warren will be representing Bromsgrove at the annual Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, on November 10.Mr Warren, who established Broad Street DIY in Bromsgrove in 1979, was ... 
18 October 2018

AMES restructures sales force

Following the acquisitions of Kelkay, La Hacienda and Anchor Fast, AMES UK has streamlined operations and created a new sales structure designed to support the planned growth strategy for the business.The acquisitions have resulted in “an ... 
16 October 2018
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