Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

December 2009

New manager for Par Garden Centre 24 December 2009
Aleck Ward from Redruth, Cornwall, has been appointed manager of Par Garden Centre, part of the Garden Centre Group.

Mira engineer takes on desert challenge 18 December 2009
Anthony Haynes' 120km trek raises more than £150,000 for Help for Heroes charity.

'Wham', bam, Sievert's new man 15 December 2009
Sievert's latest recruit is Wayne Dilks who takes up the role of "roving, pioneer sales representative". Wayne, who spent five years as a gas installer, has spent the past two years concentrating or a more unusual career - that of a George Michael tribute act!

Roman roles 15 December 2009
Shower manufacturer Roman has made two recent appointments. James McCune (left) joins the team as retail sales manager for the West Midlands, South Wales and south-west region.

Ethos appointment 15 December 2009
Ethos Housewares has appointed Lionel Hooper as head of supply chain, a newly-created role.

Vital personnel 15 December 2009
Compost manufacturer Vital Earth has hired Lucy Wheatley as area sales manager for East Anglia. Lucy has left a career in banking to join the company.

GCG promotion 15 December 2009
Dale Lewis has been appointed regional manager for the Garden Centre Group.

Greenfingers girl 15 December 2009
Melissa Wood has been appointed marketing co-ordinator for industry charity Greenfingers. She takes responsibility for event organising and promotions for the charity in her new official capacity, having been a volunteer for the charity since May this year.


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