Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

October 2011

GCA chief exec to retire 31 October 2011
Garden Centre Association chief executive Gillie Westwood has decided to retire after 13 years due to family commitments.

John Lewis boosts home design team 18 October 2011
John Lewis has appointed former Habitat creative director Theo Williams to take a leading role in its home design team alongside current design manager Mockie Harrison.

New export manager 18 October 2011
Gardman has appointed Diane Pawlett as export manager, with responsibility for sales across Europe.

Vital Earth appoints new sales manager 14 October 2011
Ros Shearn takes up role of area sales manager for the south west of England, covering the Vital Earth and Growise brands.

New recruits 11 October 2011
Shower tray manufacturer JT has appointed Samantha Hanks as southern specification manager and Darren Hammond as southern account manager.

New appointments at Forest Garden 3 October 2011
Forest Garden has appointed Chris Gaines as business manager for the company's garden centre customers.

Burgon & Ball boosts sales and marketing department 3 October 2011
Burgon & Ball has appointed Alan Sheppard to its sales and marketing department.

New manager 3 October 2011
John Smith & Co, Aberdeen, part of Decco, has appointed Kevin Young as manager.

New face for France 3 October 2011
Yankee Candle has appointed Kate Varol as sales manager for France.

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