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William Sinclair appoints Peter Rush as new CEO

AIM-listed Gardening products supplierWilliam Sinclair has announced the appointment of Peter Rush as Chief Executive Officer with effect from March 2013.

AIM-listed Gardening products supplierWilliam Sinclair has announced the appointment of Peter Rush as Chief Executive Officer with effect from March 2013.

Rush will succeed Bernard Burns who is retiring as Chief Executive and as a director of the company on March 31st 2013.

Burns will remain a part-time employee of the company with specific responsibility for progressing the company's negotiations with Natural England for compensation for the Bolton Fell bogs and manufacturing facilities.

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Commenting on Peter's appointment, Bill Simpson, Chairman of the company, said: "We are disappointed that Bernard has decided to retire but we understand the personal reasons for his decision and we wish him and his family all the very best for the future.

"We are delighted that in Peter Rush we have an experienced managing director with considerable operational and commercial skills and significant and relevant experience with another major supplier to the horticulture industry. We believe the mix of these skills and his managerial qualities makes him the ideal candidate to succeed Bernard and to continue to progress and develop the business's growth strategies."

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