Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

March 2011

Role changes at Yale 29 March 2011
Yale has made two appointments to support retail and merchant customers.

Owlett-Jaton marketing manager makes charity jump 25 March 2011
Owlett-Jaton marketing manager Martin Rundle will undertake a 10,000ft tandem skydive next month to raise money for Alton Castle residential youth centre.

Former Frosts md moves to Garden Centre Group 22 March 2011
Paul Wright has been appointed as a regional manager at the Garden Centre Group.

Formica appointment 16 March 2011
Formica Limited has appointed Richard Crisp as the new Axiom by Formica national sales manager.

New operational board 14 March 2011
IronmongeryDirect has created a new operational board consisting of the five existing main board directors as well as three new members.

Gardman gains global purchasing director 14 March 2011
Gardman has appointed Jason Smith as global purchasing director, supporting the company's sales divisions in the UK, Australia and the USA.

Klondyke appoints new chairman following sad passing of Bob Gault 10 March 2011
Mr Gault's wife and co-founder of the centre, Dorothy will assume the role with immediate effect, as Klondyke explains it is "very much business as usual in respect of the group and its ongoing development".

New buyer at Garden Centre Group 4 March 2011
The Garden Centre Group has appointed Stuart Whalley as buyer for garden care.

Green award for Carbon Gold founder 4 March 2011
Carbon Gold founder and managing director Craig Sams received the Green Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the People and Environmental Achievement Awards in London last week.

New commercial manager at Croydex 2 March 2011
Croydex has appointed Sue Brookwell to the position of commercial manager for the retail sector.


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