Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

April 2009

Abus expands regional sales team 30 April 2009
Security company appoints two new sales managers to further drive its expansion in the UK.

Teka takes on new manager 16 April 2009
German built-in appliance specialist Teka Products UK has appointed Paul Dayrell as business development manager.

Kubota expands dealer network 16 April 2009
Kubota strengthens sales network with the appointment of Hampshire-based dealer.

Weber supports 'Food Personality' award 16 April 2009
Jamie Oliver receives Weber-sponsored accolade at Observer Food Monthly Awards.

QVC gets a Fairweather friend 16 April 2009
New Forest garden centre owner to front 'Gardening with the Experts' on leading shopping channel.

New non-exec for Travis Perkins 9 April 2009
Travis Perkins has announced the appointment of Philip Jansen as non-executive director.

Crown makes board appointment 8 April 2009
Crown Paints has appointed Liz Hickson to the role of marketing director - a [promotion to bard level from her previous position as UK marketing controller.

Dick Falconer remembered 7 April 2009
Many in the tool trade in Scotland and North East England will mourn the passing of Dick Falconer, who died on January 25 at the age of 82 after a short illness.

New at Unimer 2 April 2009
Andrew Zeglovskis has joined Unimer as an account advisor to increase the group's service to members.

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