Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

August 2009

Croydex man retires 26 August 2009
Des Maull, one of Croydex's longest-serving area sales managers, is retiring after more than 30 years with the company.

New at Centurion 26 August 2009
Hardware and ironmongery supplier Centurion Europe has announced the appointment of Andrew Jones as sales manager for South Wales and the southwest. He joined earlier this week.

Obituary: Ronald Pearson-Wright 24 August 2009
Founder of Locks & Handles of South Kensington passes away after 60 years in the industry.

BMF announces new chairman 24 August 2009
Builders Merchants Federation welcomes Terry Parker as its new national chairman, replacing Kevin Cubbage in September.

Kent & Co md celebrates 50th anniversary 19 August 2009
After joining Kent & Co (Twines) of Liverpool straight from school, managing director Michael Hall celebrated 50 years with the company last month.

BRC appoints new ceo 19 August 2009
British Retail Consortium's (BRC) commercial arm appoints Keith Evans as its new chief executive officer.

Two new faces at Ideal Bathrooms 19 August 2009
Bathroom distributor strengthens its external sales team with new recruits who it hopes will bring experience and fresh ideas.

Plasti-kote expands sales team 14 August 2009
Leading spray paint brand increases its sales force with the addition of Ian Denham as part of its ongoing growth strategy for 2009/10.

New board members at B&Q 11 August 2009
B&Q, part of Kingfisher plc, announces today that Liz Bell will be joining the board of B&Q with immediate effect.

Gardman appoints new commercial director 4 August 2009
Tim Stainton has been appointed commercial director at Gardman taking responsibility for running all purchasing and sales functions.

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