Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

November 2009

Two new faces at Eliza Tinsley 23 November 2009
Eliza Tinsley welcomes two new faces to the senior management team as sales and marketing director Peter Stone leaves to take up his post as BHETA DIY sector director.

Mount Kilimanjaro challenge 18 November 2009
Former Burcot garden centre employee to tackle Africa's highest mountain in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Typhoon md leaves firm 16 November 2009
Control handed back to company's founder and chairman, following the departure of Chris Stevens.

New face at The Garden Centre Group 11 November 2009
Gabbie Cooney is appointed centre maintenance and development manager, taking up her role this month.

Brabantia appointments 11 November 2009
Brabantia has appointed Adam Ponting as its new national account manager for the UK.

PJH expands sales team 11 November 2009
The PJH Group has appointed Marc Zbinden as sales development manager for the south east.

B&Q honours oldest employee 11 November 2009
Birthday celebrations for 95-year old member of staff who has been with the company for 19 years.

Spooky staff raise Roman total 10 November 2009
The latest fundraising event from shower designer and manufacturer Roman was a Halloween-themed games night.

New regional manager at The Garden Centre Group 2 November 2009
Chris Brannigan from Altrincham is appointed regional manager for the north, overseeing the running of 14 garden centres in the region.

Former Webbs director receives university Fellowship 2 November 2009
Garden writer and three-times Chelsea Gold medal winner Marigold Webb is to receive a Fellowship from the University of Worcester this month.


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