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Squire's aids magical Children's home Garden Makeover

The garden makeover at Burbank Children’s Home in Woking took place to celebrate Squire’s Garden Centres becoming Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards 100th Primary Authority partner. Squire’s donated plants and Councillor Ayesha Azad ... 
21 June 2019

Greenfingers wing walkers will finally take to the skies

Three members of the garden retail industry have just days before taking to the skies for an adrenaline-fuelled wing walk in aid of the Greenfingers Charity.Having been postponed once already after a technical glitch grounded the plane, the trio ... 
21 June 2019

Vitax area sales manager retires after 37 years

Vitax has announced one of its longest serving area sales managers will retire from his role in July. Julian Goodhand, who has been with the company for 37 years, will officially retire from the firm on 31 July.Mr Goodhand's early career started at ... 
20 June 2019

Wyevale nurseries staff hike and cycle in aid of charity

Twenty members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford are this month physically challenging themselves in aid of charity. On June 22, members of the team will either be hiking 18 miles from Talybont-on-Usk to Llangattock, taking part in an ... 
19 June 2019

Tong appoints new head of people and culture

An HR professional has relocated from Melbourne to Saltaire to take up a new role at Tong Garden Centre. Neil Barwise joins the team at multi award-winning Tong Garden Centre in the newly created position of head of people and culture. He joins the ... 
18 June 2019

Travis perkins sends representative to Malawi for humanitarian project

Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials, is supporting key customer Miller Homes with their commitment to Habitat for Humanity Great Britain by sending representative, Gemma Black, who is Inventory Manager for BSS, to ... 
17 June 2019

XL Joinery staff raise over £1,000 for children's charity

Employees from XL Joinery, the market leading supplier of doors and associated products, put their best foot forward as they took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, raising a total of £1,025 for children’s charity, Buttercup Children’s Trust.... 
14 June 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
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