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E-appointment

Enviroproducts, producers of E-cloth, has appointed Laurence Smith as commercial director. Mr Smith joins from Unilever where he was category marketing director. 
28 July 2008

Vacancy buster

Challs International, manufacturers of the Buster plughole care brand, has announced Kieran MacSweeney as its new sales director. Mr MacSweeney has previously held positions at Nichol Beauty Products and latterly at Wessex Foods. 
28 July 2008

North of the border

Paul Wareham joins the HTA as its new business development advisor for Scotland. He will be responsible for advising HTA members about the services the association offers and gathering information about their needs. 
28 July 2008

Staff centenary

Five employees at Whitehall garden centre have clocked up 100 years of service between them. Director Phyllis Self is the longest-serving employee, working at the centre since her family started the business in 1968. Barbara Fry has been there for 21 years, June Eadie for 19 and Mildred Sunderland and Teresa London for 11. 
28 July 2008

Hamilton Acorn grow sales team

Decorative equipment ant tools manufacturer Hamilton Acorn has appointed four new area sales managers tasked with growing the company within the independent sector. 
22 July 2008

Role call at Squire

Terry White joins Squire as key accounts manager after a chance phone call. 
22 July 2008

B&Q worker wins appeal

A horticultural advisor from the Barrow branch of B&Q has won his appeal against a four-month prison sentence after admitting theft from the DIY retailer. 
22 July 2008

Grass greener at Rolawn

James mason has joined Rolawn as turf production manager - a newly created position in the company. 
22 July 2008

Job security

US company Ingersoll Rand has named Steven Hochhauser as president of its security technologies sector. 
22 July 2008

PTS personnel

Plumbers merchant chain PTS has appointed Jo Smith as marketing manager for installers to introduce an even more efficient service at its trade counters. 
22 July 2008
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