Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

July 2010

New roles at Tile Depot 26 July 2010
Tile Depot has promoted David Fitzgerald to operations director. Mr Fitzgerald, who joined the company more than three years ago, will take responsibility for all store operations including design/merchandising and management of all personnel.

Changes at the top at Meyer 21 July 2010
Major board restructure sees Meyer UK managing director Paul Wright become UK chairman and take up global role as international business director.

Plasti-kote strengthens marketing team 21 July 2010
Plasti-kote has appointed Daniel Fox as brand manager and Mariana Hudecova as category manager to strengthen its marketing team.

New appointment at Am Tech 7 July 2010
DK Tools has appointed Chris Mahon as national accounts manager.

New salesman 5 July 2010
Steve Butcher has joined Decco Ipswich as a salesman for DIY stores and garden centres in the Essex region.

Changes at Glee 5 July 2010
Glee show director Daniel Thurlow is joining show organisers Emap Connect as sponsorship director, after three years at the helm of the gardening industry exhibition.


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