Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

January 2011

Worldwide DIY Council retirement 31 January 2011
Bob Vereen has retired from the Worldwide DIY Council, an association of active US and Canadian exporters, after more than 30 years.

Decco award winner 26 January 2011
John Bellman of Decco Chesham has won the Chesham Salesman of the Year award for the second year running.

Hallstone are hiring 24 January 2011
Recyclable landscaping products suppler Hallstone has appointed Terry Ryan as sales director.

New appointment at Osmo UK 24 January 2011
Eco-friendly wood flooring expert Osmo UK has appointed Craig Pawson as regional sales manager for the Midlands.

Rolawn appoints finance manager 21 January 2011
Turf grower and topsoil supplier Rolawn has appointed Yvonne Fogg as finance manager.

Rust-Oleum resignation 21 January 2011
David Innes has resigned as President of Rust-Oleum Europe and will be leaving the business at the end of February.

New sales manager 20 January 2011
Wet room drainage solutions supplier Purus has appointed Neil Haffenden as area sales manager for the north of England.

Abus expansion 19 January 2011
Abus has appointed skilled technician Allan Murray to its service team, as well as nearly doubling the size of its workshop.

Promotions at Hyde Tools 19 January 2011
Hyde Tools, a leading American manufacturer of surface preparation and finishing tools, has promoted sales directors Bob Clemence and Lou Oleksy to vice president of sales in their respective channels.

New regional manager 19 January 2011
Richard Debbage has been appointed regional manager for the North West for The Garden Centre Group.

New role at Scott Brothers 17 January 2011
Storage products specialist Scott Brothers Ltd has appointed Richard Greenhill as its new national sales executive.

Golden Acres appointment 14 January 2011
Horticultural group Golden Acres has appointed retail specialist David Goble to its new role of garden centre operations manager, overseeing its four centres in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.

Promotion at Kelkay 14 January 2011
Creative garden products supplier Kelkay Ltd has promoted Richard Pyrah to the position of sales director.

Growth Technology appoints North West sales agent 13 January 2011
Orchid expert and RHS gold medallist Chris Cannon to take up role from February 1.

Regional sales appointment 12 January 2011
Turf grower and topsoil supplier Rolawn has promoted Tim Price to the position of regional sales manager for South East England.

Sales appointment 4 January 2011
Gardman has appointed Barry Scott as its new sales agent for Scotland.

Addition to Dunlop Adhesives 4 January 2011
Dunlop Adhesives has appointed David Hackett as sales and marketing director.


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