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New Spring Fair portfolio director to take up role in re-edit year

Charlie Cracknell has been appointed portfolio director for Spring Fair, and will be in post from April 2019, assisting in shaping the strategic direction of the show.With over 20 years of international event experience, Mr Cracknell has held a ... 
15 February 2019

Tong raises £10,000 for children's cancer charity

The team at Tong Garden Centre has announced that it has raised £10,000 for Leeds based children's cancer charity, Candlelighters in 2018.The team at Tong raised funds for the charity that supports Yorkshire families facing children's cancer through ... 
15 February 2019

Rudridge welcomes new cast iron specialist to Brentford branch

Materials and groundworks supplier Rudridge has appointed Richard Arnold to take on its new role of cast iron specialist at its Brentford branch.Mr Arnold, who joins the company with a wealth of previous experience in the drainage sector, will act ... 
15 February 2019

Scott Parnell appoints Lee Moore-Williams as Key Account Manager

Scott Parnell has announced it has appointed Lee Moore-Williams as key account manager based at its Witham branch.Mr Moore-Williams has worked in the industry for more than 15 years, most recently at competitor business Keyline and will be ... 
15 February 2019

Ironmongery Direct’s diverse graduate scheme attracts applicants from across the UK

Online trade supplier, Ironmongery Direct is celebrating the success of its graduate management scheme, which has seen the business recruit two new colleagues from its previous intake of newly qualified students.One of the stand-out performers is ... 
9 January 2019

Decco names new manager

The home improvement and garden wholesaler has appointed Jack Robbins as manager of its Dagenham branchThe appointment is effective immediately, with Mr Robbins moving across from Decco sister company, Stearn Electric which he joined as a graduate ... 
7 January 2019

Rudridge Farnham promotes from within

The materials and groundworks supplier has promoted Tom Porter to the position of sales co-ordinator at its Farnham branch.Mr Porter, who has worked at the company most recently as a yard foreman, will be working closely with the rest of the sales ... 
3 January 2019

Rudridge appoints new area sales executive at Brentford

Materials and groundworks supplier Rudridge has appointed Danny Edwards as the new area sales executive at its Brentford branch.Mr Edwards, who has over six years’ experience in the industry and working for the Travis Perkins Group, will be ... 
2 January 2019

Obituary: David C. H. Austin OBE VMH

It is with great sadness that the Austin family announces the passing of David C. H. Austin Snr OBE VMH, rosarian and founder of David Austin Roses Ltd.David Snr died peacefully at his home in Shropshire on Tuesday, December 18, surrounded by his ... 
19 December 2018

James Barnes appointed HTA chairman

The former Dobbies chief exec has been appointed chairman of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), with effect from January 2019.James Barnes is a well-known and respected figure across the horticultural industry and brings with him over 23 ... 
14 December 2018
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