Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

September 2012

New boss for Bayer Garden 25 September 2012
Darren Brown has been appointed as the new head of Bayer Garden in a move which builds on the company's recent investment in the development of Bayer as a family-friendly brand.

New head of operations for Ironmongery Direct 24 September 2012
Ironmongery Direct has appointed Raj Ramoutar as its head of operations, based at the ironmongery supplier's Basildon headquarters.

New general manager for Gardman 21 September 2012
Lars Hard has been appointed as the new Gardman general manager in China.

Quinn Radiators pedal for the BHF 20 September 2012
Newport-based domestic radiator factory Quinn Radiators recently sponsored a 54 mile bike ride from London to Brighton in memory of a baby girl who died from a heart condition at three days old.

DIY Week's Colin Petty in charity skydive 10 September 2012
DIY Week's special projects consultant Colin Petty is raising money for the Rainy Day Trust, the housewares and home improvement charity - by throwing himself out of a plane.

Three new area managers announced at Bosmere 10 September 2012
Three 'seasoned professionals in the garden and hardware industry' have joined the management team at Bosmere.

B&Q bosses to take on the London Triathlon 5 September 2012
The home improvement retail giant's ceo Martyn Philips and Kingfisher's group executive Nick Folland are joining a host of B&Q and charity partner UK Youth representatives taking part in the London Triathlon this month.

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