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Hardware shop owner closes its doors at 84

A shopkeeper who has worked in the same hardware shop for more than six decades is hanging up her apron for the last time to enjoy retirement as the shop closes its doors after almost a century of service.Great grandmother Joan Muter, (84) from East ... 
20 May 2019

BHETA names new DIY sector manager

Following the recent restructure at the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), Keeley Vernon has been appointed as its new DIY sector manager for home improvement and garden.Ms Vernon’s appointment follows closely after that of Seema ... 
17 May 2019

HTA appoints director of policy and communications

The HTA has appointed James Clark as director of policy and communications. Mr Clark, who joins the HTA in June, has held a number of public affairs roles – most recently as UK public affairs and advocacy lead at pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Prior ... 
8 May 2019

E.P. Barrus expands merchandising team

Leading garden tools and accessories supplier E. P. Barrus has expanded its merchandising team to meet demand as the business continues to grow.The latest recruit to the team is James Utton, who joins E. P. Barrus with years of experience in garden ... 
3 May 2019

Ikea announces new country retail manager

Ikea has announced today that Peter Jelkeby has been appointed as country retail manager with responsibility for the UK and Ireland.Taking over from Javier Quiñones, who joins Ikea USA as country retail manager, Mr Jelkeby will continue to ... 
3 May 2019

Covers Brighton raises £35,000 for Cancer Research

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Brighton has helped charity supporters from Newick RFC in East Sussex raise £35,000 for Cancer Research during a special rugby match.The event, which was called Newick RFC Kicks Cancer into Touch, was ... 
2 May 2019

Wyevale nurseries recruits new sales trainee

Harriet Andrews from May Hill in Gloucestershire has recently joined Wyevale nurseries as a sales trainee. Nineteen-year-old Harriet is currently developing her knowledge of the stock at Wyevale Nurseries and is working on sales related tasks within ... 
23 April 2019

Squire's partners with Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

Squire’s Garden Centres is pleased to announce it is partnering with Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care for its Open Gardens season 2019. This is an important fundraising event for the charity the company has said, which supports 250 patients, carers and ... 
23 April 2019

Obituary: David Williams

David joined Crown Paints at the age of 19, later becoming a regional sales manager. In 1998 David joined Bromborough Paints as its Trade sales manager. At that time Bromborough Paints had three wholesale depots with just one trade outlet at Padiham.... 
18 April 2019

Stax appoints new sales representative

Gardening and DIY wholesaler Stax Trade Centres has revealed details of another appointment which will see Mark Hallows take on the role of area sales representative covering the north west region. This is the third appointment in recent months as ... 
16 April 2019
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