Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

February 2011

Brand new role 23 February 2011
Solus Garden & Leisure has made a new appointment to its brand management team.

New category manager 21 February 2011
Melanie Malin has been appointed as category manager for animal care for The Garden Centre Group.

Steven Esom appointed chair of BRC Trading 11 February 2011
Former Waitrose md Steven Esom has been appointed as chairman of BRC Trading Ltd, the commercial arm of the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Smart Solar expands sales force 10 February 2011
Smart Solar has appointed five new agents for the 2011 season, bringing the total number to 12.

Frosts Garden Centres md steps down 10 February 2011
Frosts Garden Centre Group md Paul Wright has left the company after a review of its finances.

JT expands sales team 9 February 2011
UK shower tray manufacturer JT has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Claire Glover as Midlands key account manager.

New role at Rolawn 9 February 2011
Rowlawn has appointed Steve Mullarkey as York depot and lawn care products manager.

Sales appointment 9 February 2011
What More UK Limited has expanded its international sales department by appointing new sales manager Jeremy Sidgwick.

Lowe's president retires 4 February 2011
Lowe's has announced that its president and chief operating officer Larry Stone will retire on June 2 after 42 years with the company.

Changes at Grafton Group 2 February 2011
Grafton Group has announced the appointment of Gavin Slark as group chief executive to succeed Michael Chadwick.

New appointment at Vitax 1 February 2011
Vitax has appointed Ralph Fitter as key accounts manager for its home and garden division.

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