Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

June 2012

Bostik appoints sustainable development manager 28 June 2012
Adhesive and sealant supplier appoints Richard Howells to the newly created post, demonstrating its commitment to developing sustainable practice as a core element of its business.

Senior management appointment at Carl Kammerling 26 June 2012
Carl Kammerling International has boosted its senior management credentials after appointing a new head of marketing.

Bents celebrates colleagues clocking up 10 years 21 June 2012
Bents Garden & Home raised a glass to its 10+ club at a recent event, which saw four new members join the group of workers with more than a decade of experience with the Warrington-based garden centre.

Centurion Europe promotion 7 June 2012
The distributor has promoted Debi Miller to customer services director, with the responsibility of driving forward the company's reputable record of customer relations, problem resolution and customer satisfaction.

New purchasing manager at Centurion Europe 7 June 2012
Neil Pudsey will now be heading up an expanding purchasing team at the distributor.

New sales administrator at Smart Solar 7 June 2012
The specialist solar products company has appointed Rachel Jackson as sales administrator with responsibility for garden centres and independent business in the UK.

Garden centre workers take a 12,000ft leap for charity 7 June 2012
Scotsdales Garden Centre's Sally Spicer and Lowri Walker of Bayer Garden both raised more than £3,700 for Greenfingers and Rugby for Heroes after jumping out of a plane at 12,000ft.

Poppleton GC waves goodbye to Steve Pickering after 50 years 7 June 2012
York-based Poppleton Garden Centre bade farewell to 65-year-old Mr Pickering with a special barbecue recently after half a century of service.

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