Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

June 2009

Arrow announces new president 29 June 2009
Arrow Fastener's US parent, Masco Corporation, has announced that Gary DuBoff is to take the reins as president of Arrow Fastener Company.

Fiskars names new head of sales 26 June 2009
Fiskars Brands UK has appointed Howard Scott to the newly-created role of new head of sales. He is tasked with growing the brand in the UK.

A new face at Rolawn 25 June 2009
Turf grower and topsoil supplier Rolawn has appointed Mark Cockburn as manager at its North West depot at Warrington.

Tile Depot staff win trip to Italy 25 June 2009
Employees visit factory in Venice after achieving the highest sales of File floorcare products across the company.

Gardman scoops three GIMA awards 24 June 2009
Lincolshire-based gardening and wild bird care product supplier bags Supplier of the Year award for eighth consecutive year.

TMC strengthens position with senior recruitment drive 18 June 2009
Retail display services group makes a number of high level appointments.

Bosch Engineer of the Future 18 June 2009
Nick Butcher wins coveted award for his work on developing the Ciso cordless secateurs.

Charity karting event raises £2,500 for Rainy Day Trust 11 June 2009
Wholesalers and suppliers within the DIY industry dig deep at Annual Karting Challenge last month.

BDC appoints new senior buyer 10 June 2009
Andy Nicolaou takes up role of senior buyer tasked with controlling purchasing of appliances and contracting products.

Fiskars appoints new head of marketing 5 June 2009
Fran Kershaw has been appointed head of marketing for the Fiskars brand.


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