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Bathroom Takeaway makes four new appointments

Bathroom Takeaway is delighted to announce four key appointments in the sales and logistics departments.Peter Johnson is now head of trading, Irfan Jamil is head of operations and Facilities, Gary Stanley, warehouse manager and Raffaele D’Arienzo is ... 
23 July 2019

Wyevale Nurseries appoints new commercial sales director

Ian Wright joined the business this month and will head up three sales teams at Wyevale Nurseries, with a view to driving sales through all product and market sectors. Prior to his role at Wyevale Nurseries, Ian Wright worked as a sales manager at ... 
23 July 2019

Rudridge promotes Shirley Newton to branch manager Horsham

Rudridge, a Keyline Civils Specialist, has promoted Shirley Newton to the position of branch manager at its Horsham branch.Ms Newton, who has extensive experience in the industry working at competitor companies, joined the business as assistant ... 
22 July 2019

Shurtape announces charity partner

Shurtape UK has announced its charity partner for the next 12 months – donating £7,500 towards a beautiful garden space for cancer and stroke patients at the Eden Ward of the Wexham Park Hospital Frimley Health Foundation NHS Trust. The global tape ... 
18 July 2019

M&S homewares boss steps down

Marks & Spencer has announced today that Jill McDonald is leaving the business nearly two years after taking over as managing director of clothing and home.M&S CEO Steve Rowe will be taking over the leadership of the business directly in the ... 
12 July 2019

HTA's Alistair Yeomans takes new role focusing on plant health and biosecurity

Continuing the HTA agenda and prioritisation of plant health by the HTA, Alistair Yeomans will be taking on a new role to drive this forward focussing on the development of the plant health agenda, notably advancing the Plant Health and Biosecurity ... 
12 July 2019

Squire’s recognised as a leading employer by Surrey Choices

Two employees from Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea have been given “Outstanding Achievement” awards from Surrey Choices.Paul Mason, Squire’s Café bar manager, and Kathryn Aitken, catering assistant at Squire’s, were given their awards at a ... 
11 July 2019

Wickes announces new CEO

British home improvement retailer, Wickes, has announced Simon King will be replaced by David Wood as the new chief executive officer.Mr Wood was previously CEO of Mothercare, and of American department store Kmart, as well as spending eight years ... 
10 July 2019

ArtificialGrass.com announces two new additions to its team

An artificial grass firm has recently welcomed two new members of staff to its team to enhance its business in the south. Kerry Lee and Emma Baddeley have been appointed to the roles of area sales manager and sales and marketing co-ordinator ... 
8 July 2019

Leyland SDM stores support Macmillan Cancer Support’s Men & Cancer campaign

London decorating and DIY specialist Leyland SDM partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support to support them on its annual Men & Cancer campaign which ran from 3 – 17 June 2019. The UK’s leading cancer support charity launched the campaign to ... 
8 July 2019
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re: Quick and easy wood treatment oil from Frogsuit

Beverley
Hi, please confirm if Frogsuit can be used on all external wood doors and sheds.RegardsBeverley...

re: Quick and easy wood treatment oil from Frogsuit

Chris - Frogsuit Ltd
Hi Arthur, thank you for your query. Depending on the product and the type of wood you may need to prepare the items prior to application. ...

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