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ERA appoints Foster-Shah as customer support manager

ERA, the leading UK home security specialist, has appointed Sumier Foster-Shah as customer support manager for smartware.Heading up a six-strong team of smartware experts, Sumier, who has over 20 years’ experience in delivering excellent customer ... 
11 October 2019

Kingfisher plc announces appointments of chief financial and chief transformation and development officers

Bernard BotKingfisher, the international home improvement company, today announces the appointment of Bernard Bot as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Bot will take up the role on 21 October 2019 and will be appointed to the Board of Directors on that ... 
9 October 2019

Rob Collins, managing director of Waitrose & Partners, to leave the John Lewis Partnership

The John Lewis Partnership has announced today that, after a 26-year career, Rob Collins has set out his intention to step down as managing director of Waitrose & Partners next year.The Partnership has also announced today the Future Partnership ... 
1 October 2019

Antony Harker steps down from MD role at AMES

After nearly two years of hard work under Antony Harker's leadership, the AMES UK team have said it is proud of its achievements; delivering the business integration of Kelkay, La Hacienda and Anchorfast Products (now Woodshaw), transforming brands, ... 
26 September 2019

Debenhams appoints new CEO, as Duddy paves way for exit

The ailing department store business has named “experienced turnaround expert” Stefaan Vansteenkiste as chief executive officer, with hopes he will take the business “into the next phase of its recovery”. Executive chairman Terry Duddy has revealed ... 
14 August 2019

Kybotech appoints general manager

Garden building manufacturer, Kybotech, has announced it has appointed a new general manager to head up the manufacturing and operational side of the business.Paul Copestick has joined the Worksop based company from Kairos Group where he worked as ... 
2 August 2019

GIMA raises £20k for Greenfingers' 20th anniversary

As GIMA’s chosen charity for 2019, Greenfingers has been the beneficiary of the many fundraising activities that the trade association has undertaken throughout the year. From the Charity Day, to the glittering GIMA Awards, in total GIMA has raised ... 
2 August 2019

BHETA announces new president

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s Annual General Meeting took place on 10 July and saw Alastair Fisher, joint managing director of Taylor’s Eye Witness appointed as its new president. This is a non-executive position and ... 
31 July 2019

Tong appoints non-executive chairman

Tong Garden Centre has restructured its board as it gears up for future growth and multisite operations. The centre's non-executive director, David Stanhope is stepping up to the position of non-executive chairman at the Tong Lane business with ... 
30 July 2019

Smart Garden Products appoints pet industry marketing expert

Pet Industry marketing expert Peter Johnson has joined Smart Garden Products to head up its newly-created pet division that will launch at Glee under the Zöon brand.The new brand is pronounced ‘Zow-On’ and takes its inspiration from the Greek word ... 
25 July 2019
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