Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

April 2012

Dulux appoints new creative director 30 April 2012
Dulux has appointed artist, specialist decorator and interior designer, Marianne Shillingford to the role as part of the paint brand's plan to expand its design offering to consumers and create a broader home improvement service.

Exciting changes at Westland Horticulture 30 April 2012
Following the recent purchase of Cranswick Pet Products and new season gardening products hitting the stores, Westland has announced a series of new appointments within the company.

Vitax appoints new sales manager 26 April 2012
Vitax has announced the appointment of Malcolm Wheeler as national sales manager for its Grower range of products, which is supplied to professional horticulture through specialist distributors.

Topps Tiles former chief executive retires from the board 25 April 2012
The tile retailer announced today that marketing director Nick Ounstead, who has been with Topps Tiles for 15 years, will retire form the board with immediate effect.

Listers expands sales team 24 April 2012
The distributor of builders hardware and architectural ironmongery has announced the appointment of two regional sales representatives covering Scotland and the south east of England.

CKI is awarded Investors in People Accreditation 18 April 2012
The IIP accreditation recognises the company's committed approach to staff training and development.

Former Crown Paints employee joins Centurion 16 April 2012
Centurion Europe has appointed Peter Bird as its new area sales manager covering Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Huntingdonshire and Berkshire.

GC boss to tow a wheelbarrow in tandem to Chelsea 12 April 2012
Fermoy's Garden Centre director Alan Murdoch will be making a special delivery to the Chelsea Flower Show this spring when he tows the winning wheelbarrow of the centre's 'Wheelie B' competition 240 miles behind a push tandem bike.


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