Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

March 2010

Staff take on zip wire event for charity 31 March 2010
Ten members of staff from Coley Garden Centre in West Yorkshire have signed up to take part in a zip wire event for charity.

New face at Hamilton Acorn 30 March 2010
Hamilton Acorn Ltd has appointed Shaun Foley as its new area sales manager for the South West region.

Long service rewarded at Wyevale 29 March 2010
Shirley Jones is celebrating 40 years of service at Wyevale Hare Hatch Garden Centre.

Bayer appoints new sales agency 26 March 2010
Bayer Garden has appointed MJF Sales & Marketing Ltd as its sales agency in the South West.

New face at Roman 24 March 2010
Shower designer and manufacturer Roman has appointed Andy Phillips as retail sales manager for East Anglia and the northern home counties.

New appointment at Crown 23 March 2010
Crown Paints has appointed Joe Devitt, formerly the company's retail director, to the newly created role of group commercial director.

Thompson MD sets new challenge for charity 19 March 2010
The managing director of Thompson Building Centres will travel to Everest's base camp next month for charity.

New group plant area manager at Golden Acres 18 March 2010
The Golden Acres group of Dorset and Hampshire garden centres has appointed Emma Green into a new role of group plant area co-ordinator.

New face at Plum Products 16 March 2010
Plum Products Ltd has recently appointed Trevor Allen as Product Manager.

New recruit at Merlyn industries Ltd 15 March 2010
Paul Taylor joins Merlyn as regional sales manager for the North West area.

New face at Roman 12 March 2010
Shower designer and manufacturer Roman has welcomed a new addition to their export and marketing departments.

New regional sales exec at Forest Garden 12 March 2010
Forest Garden has appointed a new regional sales executive for the South East region.

Purmo appoints new area sales manager 12 March 2010
Radiator supplier Purmo has appointed Andy MacCallum as area sales manager.

Two new sales agents at Briers 8 March 2010
Briers has broadened its sales coverage with the appointment of two new agents at the start of March.

JAMpr bags two awards 8 March 2010
JAMpr, whose clients include Carl Kammerling International and Velcro, has scooped two gongs at the Fresh PR Awards.

Long service rewarded at J. Newsome Tools 8 March 2010
Three staff members from Sheffield Tool distributor J. Newsome Tools Ltd celebrate long service milestones.

New financial director at Rolawn 8 March 2010
Turf grower and topsoil supplier Rolawn has appointed David Mumby as financial director.


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