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BHETA AGM confirms board appointments

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s Annual General Meeting took place on May 18 and saw David Holmes of the DRH Collection appointed Treasurer, while Tony Grimshaw of Whatmore joined the BHETA Board. Mr Grimshaw will also be ... 
22 June 2017

Ridgeon appoints Ian Northen as chief executive

Ian Northen has been appointed chief executive of Ridgeon Group Ltd after seven years as group finance director. During this time Ridgeons was named in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100, a league table of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-... 
21 June 2017

Covers appoints new commercial director

Philip Walford has been appointed commercial director at timber and builders merchants Covers.Philip has spent 13 years working in the industry focusing on end-to-end category strategy and management and brings a wealth of experience and expertise ... 
14 June 2017

GB Plastics adds two branch managers to its Midlands network

Retailer and specialist supplier of building products to the trade and DIY sectors, General Building Plastics, has appointed new managers at two of its Midlands branches.Phil Broadbent takes up the role of branch manager at GB Plastics’ Shrewsbury ... 
1 June 2017

New CEO for IKEA group

IKEA has appointed Jesper Brodin as its new ceo, effective September 1. 
31 May 2017

Bradstone appoints new sales director

Bradstone, the domestic landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has appointed Andrew Singleton to the role of sales director.Mr Singleton has a wealth of experience within the domestic landscaping sector, having worked at Marshalls for the ... 
30 May 2017

Exclusively Shows announce new director of sales

Brooke House Exhibitions, the organisers of Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical have announced the appointment of Lindsey Hoyle as director of sales following the news that Patrick Wade will be stepping down from the role at the end of June. 
30 May 2017

B&Q names new CEO

Following its Q1 results, Kingfisher confirms it has appointed Christian Mazauric, head of its Brico Depot operations in Romania, to run B&Q in the UK & Ireland.Mr Mazauric will take up the mantle from July 1, replacing Michael Loeve who ... 
26 May 2017

Bradstone raises £8,000 for local charities

Garden paving manufacturer Bradstone raised thousands of pounds when it hosted a charity football tournament in aid of #ChallengeDerbyshire.The charity event took place on Sunday, May 7 at the home of Derby County Football Club, Pride Park Stadium. ... 
26 May 2017

RDT charity CEO walks 186 miles in under 10 days

Bryan Clover, CEO of industry charity the Rainy Day Trust, recently completed a walk of the entire Pembrokeshire Coastal Path – a distance of 186 miles – in just nine and a half days, ahead of his original target of 10 days. 
22 May 2017

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