Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

October 2008

New appointments at Golden Acres 30 October 2008
Group appoints two new senior managers at its Cadnam Garden Centre.

GIMA announces new council member 23 October 2008
STV International sales manager Neil Johnson makes a return to trade association body.

Woolworths appoints new finance director 23 October 2008
Chief executive Steve Johnson brings in new recruit to help turn around the business.

Vital Earth increases salesforce 23 October 2008
Nick Hinton and Lisa Murdoch join the team, completing the company’s national distribution coverage.

Westco completes management team 23 October 2008
Leading supplier of floor coverings strengthens its team with appointment of sales director.

New MD at Plumbase as Gerald Thrower retires 6 October 2008
Tom McElkerney has been appointed brand managing director of Plumbase.

Director of the Year for Bent 2 October 2008
Matthew Bent, managing director of Bents Garden Centres, has been named Cheshire's Young Director of the Year.

Dear DIY Week: retirement letter 1 October 2008
I just thought I would put pen to paper to inform you that Mr Ron Walton the representative of TOR coatings, formally Blackfriars Paints and varnishes has decided to retire after 29 years of service.


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