Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

January 2010

New manager at Wyevale Thornbury 29 January 2010
Paul Hodges "delighted" to take up the role at the garden centre in Milbury Heath.

Eddingtons restucture 28 January 2010
Housewares supplier Eddingtons has appointed Richard Walker as joint md.

Pedal power 28 January 2010
Two Winther Browne employees are aiming to raise £12,000 for two cancer charities when they attempt a seven-day bike ride from John O'Groats to Land's End in May.

Garden Centre Group backs Greenfingers 28 January 2010
The Garden Centre Group officially launched its charity of the year partnership this month.

Adhesive appointment 28 January 2010
Dunlop Adhesives has appointed Jason Smith as brand development manager as of February 1.

New starter at Roman 28 January 2010
Shower designer and manufacturer Roman has added another member to its contract sales force.

ICTC strengthens sales team 27 January 2010
Intercontinental Cooking and Tableware Company appoints three new sales agents for the UK.

Four new for TRADA Board 21 January 2010
The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) has appointed four new members to its board. They are: Charles Hopping of Hoppings Softwood Products, Charlie Law of BAM Construct UK, Tony Miles of International Timber and Simon Smith of Ramboll UK.

Wyevale raises £1,120 for charity 15 January 2010
Staff at Wyevale Woburn Sands garden centre in Buckinghamshire have presented a cheque for £1,120 to a hospice in the area.

Thompson md's charity work recognised 15 January 2010
Anne Ganley, managing director of Thompson Building Centres has had her consistent work for homeless people in the region recognised by the Prime Minister.

New manager at Merlyn 15 January 2010
UK shower enclosure company, Merlyn has announced the appointment of Peter Green as national specification manager.


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