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Smart work from Norbord

Sanjit Dosanjh, Norbord's National Sales Manager for UK & Ireland, on helping the builders' merchants sector through current challenges and beyond. It's obvious, and well-documented, that the nature of lockdown, Furlough, safe distance protocol ... 
9 October 2020

The HTA react to Border Operating Model

James Clark, Director of Policy and Communications at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) said: "We now have a little more clarity on processes the garden industry can expect to encounter at the border after 1 January 2021. However, there is ... 
9 October 2020

Garden centre appoints project manager for Food Hall makeover

A Bradford garden centre has recruited a project manager to lead the expansion plans for its popular Food Hall. Former Nestlé Senior Commercial Manager, Sarah Dwyer will work with the team at Tong Garden Centre to deliver a new Food Hall experience ... 
25 September 2020

Podium Pet Products expands team with two new appointments

The leading supplier of Dog Rocks and the new 100% natural Be:Loved pet care range, Podium Pet Products, is continuing its ongoing expansion plans with the appointment of two new team members.The Podium Pet Products team (L-R Amelia, Annabel, Carina ... 
21 September 2020

Greenfingers says “Thank You” to the UK’s “amazing” Gardening Industry… and to the Smart Team for their support!

Speaking on behalf of Greenfingers charity, Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising and Communications said she and her colleagues have been overwhelmed by the amazing support and generosity of the UK’s booming gardening industry: “We would have ... 
14 September 2020

Established plant nursery to develop garden centre complex with help from Reward Finance Group

Ravensworth Nurseries in Richmond, North Yorkshire is investing £1.1m in developing an upmarket retail garden centre to enhance its already successful plant nursery with funding from Reward Finance Group. Fiona Dean of Ravensworth NurseriesHaving ... 
14 September 2020

Door & Hardware Federation’s Building Hardware Group forms new marketing ‘sub-committee’ 

DHF has recognised that there are a number of key issues currently facing the building hardware sector. Examples of these are, of course, the transmission of the Covid-19 virus and what measures should be taken to limit its spread, in addition to ... 
3 September 2020

Cambridge team facilitates shop opening with comprehensive COVID-19 testing programme and wellness app

Experts based in Cambridge have launched a new company, ReCoVa-19, after developing an affordable, highly accurate and bespoke COVID-19 testing and wellness programme that allows businesses to protect their employees and therefore shoppers. ReCoVa-... 
27 August 2020

Carl Kammerling appoints new Head of Marketing

Carl Kammerling International, a leading supplier in hand tools, tools storage, power tool accessories and security solutions, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Raines as Head of Marketing. Mark joins CKI from Bosch Power Tool ... 
19 August 2020

Obituary: Jane Oliphant – 1953-2020

Jane Oliphant, the founder editor of Housewares Magazine and a former member of the DIY Week editorial team, died on August 3 2020, four years after being diagnosed with cancer, and being told to expect to live only another six months. She was 67.... 
13 August 2020

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