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Vitax appoints new area sales manager

Gardening specialist, Vitax, has announced appointment of a new area sales manager to cover customers across Avon, Wilts, Hants and Dorset following the retirement of Julian Goodhand earlier this year.David Beech, joins from Woodlodge Products ... 
20 August 2019

John Colley has resigned from role at Kingfisher

It has been reported that former Majestic Wine managing director John Colley has resigned from his role as chief trading officer at Kingfisher after just 20 months in the position, in order to return to Majestic.According to the Times, Mr Colley ... 
19 August 2019

New Travis Perkins CEO officially takes position

Nick Roberts has formally taken up his new post as CEO for Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials. Mr Roberts first joined the Group as CEO designate on July 1 to ensure a smooth handover with his predecessor, John Carter, ... 
19 August 2019

Thompson & Parkes announces new appointments

With the upcoming launch of its first retail DIY shop in Stourport, builders merchant Thompson & Parkes has appointed Nikki Shipton as Stourport’s new manager and Harry Dowling-Bingle as its supervisor.Building a new team from scratch, Ms ... 
15 August 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
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re: Quick and easy wood treatment oil from Frogsuit

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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

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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. ...