Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

November 2010

New addition to Dunlop 29 November 2010
Dunlop Adhesives has appointed Gary Knowles as product support coordinator.

Changes at Altecnic 26 November 2010
Plumbing equipment supplier Altecnic has welcomed two new team members to strengthen its technical and sales departments, while Mark Mogey has been promoted to the role of OEM national sales manager.

PDA welcomes new president 23 November 2010
Nigel Deamer has been appointed national president of the Painting and Decorating Association.

New md at BSG 23 November 2010
The Building Safety Group Ltd (BSG) has appointed Paul Kimpton as managing director.

HTA appointment 23 November 2010
The HTA Bedding Plant Group has appointed Charmay Ball as its chair.

New man at Westland 19 November 2010
Ewan Pitkeathly has joined Westland Horticulture as its new sales manager in Scotland.

TJ Hughes appoints new chief exec 16 November 2010
Beatrice Lafon will take up the role at the discount department store, replacing Sue Tennant, who will be leaving at the end of the year.

New brand director at Wickes 15 November 2010
Wickes has appointed Tony Holdway as brand director.

Rug Doctor appoints new UK president and md 10 November 2010
Carpet cleaning rental firm announces that Kuldip Dosanjh will take up the role of president and managing director in the UK.

Udesign names wallpaper designer of the future 9 November 2010
Hannah Garrigan bags the title after her 'Autumn Leaves' design received 5,199 public votes in the competition organised by personalised wallpaper company.

Asda appoints new chief operating officer 4 November 2010
Former Tesco ceo Simon King to join the Walmart-owned grocer in January, following Andy Clarke's move to the role of president and ceo.

Two new on nurseries' board 2 November 2010
John Woods Nurseries has made two appointments to its board - Jo Davey and Chris Bowman become director of sales and marketing and director of production respectively.


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