Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

June 2011

Two new to Grosvenor team 28 June 2011
Wesley Haywood (left) has joined Grosvenor Garden Centre as retail operations manager and Helen Eastop (right) is the new café manager.

Newsome Tools retirement 28 June 2011
Newsome Tools sales representative for Scotland George Crooks is retiring after 20 years next month.

New role at Dog Rocks 21 June 2011
Dog Rocks Distribution has appointed Chloe Hill-Thomas as business development manager.

New general manager 21 June 2011
Nottingham timber merchant Gibbs & Dandy has appointed former Jewson manager Richard Jarvis as general manager.

Richard Plowman announces retirement 20 June 2011
Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA) secretary Richard Plowman will retire at the end of this year.

David Dossett receives MBE 17 June 2011
Former Beama ceo David Dossett has been awarded an MBE this week for services to the electrical manufacturing industry.

Roman boosts export team 17 June 2011
Shower manufacturer Roman has appointed Angela Arundel as export sales executive.

New face at Brabantia 16 June 2011
Housewares supplier Brabantia has appointed Joella Howe as territory sales manager for the North West, Midlands and East Anglia.

Fiskars creates new role 16 June 2011
Fiskars has announced the appointment of Mike Smith, the company's first-ever home business manager.

Portmeirion promotes Michael Haynes to md 15 June 2011
Portmeirion Group has named Michael Haynes as its UK managing director.

AHMA vice chairman retires 10 June 2011
The American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA) has announced that vice chairman of the board William P. Farrell has retired after 30 years of service.

Paris Natar to leave Gardman 6 June 2011
Former Gardman chairman and ceo Paris Natar is to stand down from his non-executive post at the company in August.

New regional sales manager at Merlyn 2 June 2011
Darren Chisholm has been appointed regional sales manager at Merlyn Showering Limited.

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