Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

Andrew Livingston to join Howdens as CEO by end of the month

Published: 19 January 2018 - Kiran Grewal
 

Andrew Livingston to join Howdens as CEO Designate on 29 January 2018.

Howden Joinery Group has confirmed that chief executive designate Andrew Livingston will join on 29 January, as founder and current CEO Matthew Ingle retires.

Mr. Ingle, who built the retailer up over 22 years, will step down before the end of the first half after handover period with Mr. Livingston, who was poached from larger rival Kingfisher's Screwfix chain.

Matthew Ingle said: "Howdens has a number of significant long-term opportunities ahead and I look forward to working with Andrew in helping take Howdens onto the next successful phase in its development."

Mr. Livingston has been at Kingfisher since 2009, following stints as chief operating officer of Wyevale Garden Centres and as commercial director of kitchens and bathrooms at B&Q.

Screwfix has been the sole driving force at Kingfisher in recent years, last year growing sales 23% to £1.3 billion, helped by the opening of 70 outlets in the UK and Germany.

Comments


(Your email address will not be published)
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register
Printable View E-mail Bookmark
*

What do you think?


As a retailer, what do you struggle most with in the adhesives & sealants category?





Latest reader comments

re: Toolstation.com excels in Which? website survey

Ray Pearce
Toolstation is always straight forward from ordering from the catalogue to receiving the items and a comfortable welcoming place to browse ...

re: Better Bathrooms goes into administration

Carolyn Muggleton
HiWe purchased a shower enclosure from Better Bathrooms which we have returned to them and asked for our money back.. The amount we ...

re: Woolworths staff reunited by new website

Pam Jones
looking for Brian Finch who worked as an undermanager to Mr. Cotton in Ebbw Vale woolworths....

re: 13-year-old's invention goes into production

Gel
No point in responding to an 8 year old post!...

re: Capitol Tiles outlets snapped up by BC Ceramics

Beryl smith
Hi I bought some black tiles called night black by capitol tiles I need some spares do you know where I can get them thanks Beryl...

Most read stories