Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

November 2012

Smart Solar appoints new designer for Haxnicks 29 November 2012
Following its acquisition of Haxnicks' 'love to grow' distribution rights, Smart Solar has appointed Nick Satchell to join the product design and development team.

New operations director for Wienerberger 26 November 2012
Wall, roof and landscaping specialist Wienerberger UK has appointed Richard Randall as its new operations director.

Promotion at Icon Fasteners 26 November 2012
After seven years at specialist fasteners supplier Icon Fasteners Andrew Plows has taken up the reins as general manager.

EP Barrus recruits marketing executive 26 November 2012
EP Barrus, which represents a number of brands within the gardening industry, has appointed a marketing executive to look after brands including WOLF-Garten, Wilkinson Sword and Cub Cadet in the Lawn & Garden and Tools Divisions.

Bents boss receives lifetime achievement award 21 November 2012
Bents Garden and Home's company chairman and patriarch Ron Bent has been acknowledged by the garden retail industry with a lifetime achievement award in recognition of his long-term commitment and visionary approach to garden centre retailing.

What More go Hollywood for Children in Need 19 November 2012
Staff at What More UK Limited in Padiham took part in a movie themed fancy dress day to support the BBC's Children In Need appeal.

Wickes manager takes on Tour de Jordan 7 November 2012
High Wycombe Wickes' store manager Chris Harrison will take on a gruelling nine day cycle in the heart of the Middle East on November 17 for the retailer's partner charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.


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