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So Longhi, farewell

De'Longhi is saying goodbye to a long-standing member of the team. 
30 July 2008

New DLF Trifolium md

Laurence Scowen has taken over as managing director of DLF Trifolium, suppliers of Johnsons lawn seed. 
30 July 2008

Blackfriar says goodbye to national sales manager

Peter Briggs has retired from his post as national sales manager of Blackfriar Paints, having spent almost half a century in the paint industry. 
30 July 2008

Plasti-kote people

Plasti-kote has strengthened its sales force with two new senior sales staff. James Clark joins from ICI and will take care of central England while Neil Roberts takes responsibility for the south east. 
29 July 2008

Everwhite expands team

Ian Griffiths and John Gibson have joined specialist roofline supplier Everwhite as business development managers. Mr Griffiths will cover the north west and Mr Gibson the south east. 
29 July 2008

Bruce is bonus

Trianco have announced the appointment of Bruce McGregor as national sales manager. Mr McGregor brings more than 40 years' experience to the role including positions at Wolseley and government advisory roles. 
29 July 2008

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
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