Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

April 2010

OXO adds two new regional sales managers 27 April 2010
OXO UK has added to its growing team of regional sales managers.

New position at Kelkay 15 April 2010
Garden landscaping manufacturer and supplier Kelkay Ltd has appointed Jason Perrins as key account manager.

Regional finalist rewarded at Grosvenor 12 April 2010
Grosvenor horticulturalist James Mabon was a finalist at the North West and North Wales regional finals of The Young Horticulturalist of the Year 2010.

New faces at Decco 12 April 2010
Decco has appointed two new managers.

Abus promotion 9 April 2010
Tracey Weston takes up role of stock and order co-ordinator between Abus' UK wholesale partners HOPPE and Toolbank.

Promotion at Yale 9 April 2010
Security specialist ASSA ABLOY has appointed Nigel Fisher to the role of head of trade and retail sales for Yale, with responsibility for supporting merchant and retail customers.

Celebrating 40 years of service 8 April 2010
An employee at Heighley Gate Nursery & Garden Centre is celebrating this month after clocking up 40 years of service.

GCA Chairman for 2011 secured 1 April 2010
The Garden Centre Association has announced that Dennis Espley, of Squires Garden Centre, has become the GCA chairman-elect, taking over from current chairman Martin Stewart in January 2011.


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