Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

March 2008

New buyer joins award-winning Grosvenor 31 March 2008
Grosvenor Garden Centre has welcomed a new addition to its team, with the appointment of Emma Anzani as new lifestyle and seasonal buyer.

Deroma appoints new md to head UK 28 March 2008
Italian-owned Deroma, a leading manufacturer of high quality pots for the home and garden, has appointed a new managing director to head up its UK operation.

Bring it on! Marathon runner confident of achieving target 26 March 2008
Cowell's Garden Centre manager Martin Cowell says preparations for a sub-four hour marathon have him in good spirits for London's premier race meeting.

Twins celebrate 40th anniversary 25 March 2008
Brothers Richard and Nigel Wallbridge invite 200 guests to toast the business's ongoing development.

Promotion at Arnold Laver 24 March 2008
New executive director appointed.

Team B&Q 21 March 2008
Aspiring Olympians make inroads on the path to glory.

Obituary: John Owlett 20 March 2008

Leyland strengthens marketing team 20 March 2008
New role for Sharon Quinn; brand manager recruited.

British Ceramic Tile appoints national account manager 19 March 2008
Gary Chaffey comes joins as tile manufacturer seeks to grow market share.

Internal promotions at Smart Solar 18 March 2008
Two promotions reflect company policy of encouraging career progression.

Gardman names sales agent of the year 18 March 2008
Jason Hardwick and his team complete full house of victories after fifth successive win.

Bayer Garden appoints category manager 8 March 2008
Ian Overson has been appointed as category manager at garden care specialist Bayer Garden.


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