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Kingfisher head of supply chain to be replaced

Following the announcement of its H1 results and progress with the ’One’ programme, Kingfisher has revealed today that there will be a change in the leadership of its offer and supply chain organisation, with Arja Taaveniku being succeeded by Henri ... 
19 September 2018

20th annual Polypipe Regatta raises £11,000 for charity

Almost 50 boats took to the Port Solent to participate in the friendly competition, which celebrated its 20th year on September 5-6, as more than 400 members of the plumbing, heating and construction sectors raised money for causes including Help ... 
17 September 2018

Hillier appoints two new directors to board

Hillier Nurseries has announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors; George Hillier and Martin Hillier, marking the fifth generation of the Hillier family to join the board. Both appointments were effective from Thursday, ... 
13 September 2018

Steve Cooke leaves Rolson Tools for Sales Director role at Loving Pets UK

Loving Pets UK and Europe has appointed Steve Cooke as Sales Director. Mr Cooke has some 35 years of experience dealing with major retail chains, distribution channels, trade, and the massively fast-growing online sector. Managing director of ... 
13 September 2018

New HTA board appointments ratified

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) strengthened its board with several key appointments, including Boyd Douglas-Davies from Hillview Garden Centres as vice-president... 
11 September 2018

Bradford garden centre baker shortlisted in national bakery competition

The head baker at Tong Garden Centre has been shortlisted for Baker of the Year in the 2018 Baking Industry awards.Judges from the prestigious national awards scheme visited Lee Parnham at the Tong Garden Centre bakery in June and sampled a number ... 
10 September 2018

Tile Choice announces new partnership with George Clarke

Tile Choice will now be working in partnership with George Clarke, architect, TV presenter, campaigner and educator. 
4 September 2018

Kate Bradbury to appear at Hozelock stand at Glee

Award-winning author, journalist and wildlife gardener Kate Bradbury will be appearing on the Hozelock stand at this year's Glee. 
3 September 2018

Boyd Douglas-Davies to join HTA Board as vice-president

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announces that Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, is to join the HTA Board as Vice-President.A well-known figure in the industry, Boyd has over 30 years of garden retail experience, ... 
31 August 2018

Stevenson Agencies wins Sales Agent of the Year award

Following a year of consistent sales growth of over 84%, the Stevenson Agencies has been awarded the Garland/Worth Gardening ‘Sales Agent of the Year’. The winning agency is responsible for sales of the company’s products for the garden and hardware ... 
30 August 2018
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