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GIMA holds virtual AGM and elects  Simon McArdle of Westland Horticulture as President

GIMA has announced the election of Simon McArdle of Westland Horticulture as GIMA President, following its rescheduled AGM held on Friday 10th July, 2020. Following the postponement of GIMA’s March AGM due to COVID-19, a rescheduled event was held ... 
13 July 2020

Introducing new HTA Board members

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of three new board members as non-executive directors: Jane Lawler, Lawler Associates; Vicky Nuttall, The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA); and Ken White, ... 
6 July 2020

New executive director at John Lewis

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed Pippa Wicks as executive director for John Lewis. Wicks joins from the Co-op Group where she was deputy chief executive and will start her new role in August. 
25 June 2020

New commercial director for Bostik UK

Bostik UK has appointed Carl Millerchip as commercial director. In his new role, Millerchip will be responsible for driving the commercial strategy of the company’s construction and consumer division. 
22 June 2020

John Grayson joins Hozelock

Hozelock has announced the appointment of John Grayson as commercial director for UK and Ireland, Scandinavia and Southern Hemisphere. 
9 April 2020

British Garden Centres strengthens board

Following their rapid expansion with acquisitions of 39 Wyevale and eight Hillview centres, British Garden Centres has moved to significantly strengthen its board of management. 
19 February 2020

Richard Hill to succeed Peter Hindle MBE as BMF Chair

After six years as chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation, Peter Hindle MBE will stand down on the 31 March 2020.  He will be succeeded by Richard Hill. 
18 February 2020

Kingfisher appoints chief people officer

Kingfisher has announced the appointment of Kate Seljeflot as chief people officer. Seljeflot joins from Costa Coffee, the coffeehouse chain owned by Coca-Cola, where she is chief people officer. 
10 February 2020

New appointment at John Lewis partnership

The John Lewis Partnership has announced the appointment of Nina Bhatia as executive director, Strategy & Commercial Development. 
5 February 2020

Flymo announces new ambassador

Flymo has announced that family gardening TV presenter, podcaster host and author Lee Connelly, aka Skinny Jean Gardener, will be its brand ambassador for 2020. 
3 February 2020
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