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The AMES Companies appoints new Operations Director

As the AMES Companies’ expansion plans continue apace, a new Operation Director – David Wright – has joined the team to ensure a smooth transition into season 24 and beyond. Responsible for all operational activities from supply chain and ... 
21 September 2023

MKM appoints new Head of Plumbing, Heating and Bathrooms

Leading independent builder’s merchant MKM has appointed Rik Pepper as its new Head of Plumbing, Heating and Bathrooms. With three decades of industry experience, Rik brings a vast knowledge of trade trends and innovative new products to MKM. Rik ... 
24 August 2023

Drayton appoints new product owner

Drayton has welcomed Merlin Milner as Product Owner for Water-based Heating Systems, who will support the leading controls manufacturer in expanding its offering of smart home solutions, including its Wiser and Digistat ranges. Merlin joins ... 
24 August 2023

New Head of Marketing for Harris Brushes

Leading DIY painting and decorating brand Harris has appointed Lauren Shaw as Head of Marketing for DIY.A highly experienced marketeer with over 15 years experience, Lauren has previously worked with other leading brands including Amtico and Massey ... 
17 July 2023

ERA extends its commitment to sustainability with new appointment

ERA, leading home security and fenestration component expert, has further cemented its commitment to sustainability with the appointment of Lara Coutinho as the company’s new Sustainability Programme Manager. Lara, who has over 10 years’ experience ... 
24 June 2023

Adam Banks wins Garland’s ‘Sales Agent of the Year’

The coveted ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award presented by Garland Products has been won in 2023 by Adam Banks, the newest member of the company’s team. Adam joined the team as a partner to Andy Burton in late 2021 to represent Garland throughout the ... 
22 June 2023

New National Account Manager at Burg-Wächter

Burg-Wächter, Germany’s security specialist, has appointed Darren Nicholson as National Account Manager. With over thirty years’ experience in the DIY trade, via both retail and sales roles in national DIY, grocers, high street and builder’s ... 
14 April 2023

Dachser UK focuses on the needs of the DIY industry

The experienced Dachser UK marketeer, Peter Vickers has been appointed Business Development Manager with responsibility for DIY logistics solutions in a move designed to bring the industry solution into even greater focus for the specialist in ... 
20 February 2023

Managerial roles available as Dobbies extends new Antrim team

Retail, hospitality and horticultural managers are being invited to apply for three senior vacancies at the new Dobbies Garden Centre in Antrim, which is due to open later this year. The company, which is one of the UK’s largest garden centre ... 
18 February 2023

LOFA appoints new Vice Chairman and Council Member

LOFA has appointed a new Vice Chairman and Council Member, bringing their expertise to help and support members during this new chapter.Steve MillingtonLOFA has announced the addition of two experienced professionals - Steve Millington and Chris ... 
14 February 2023

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