Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

November 2013

Smart Solar welcomes new national accounts manager 19 November 2013
James Parr is the latest recruit to Smart Solar, joining the company as national accounts manager.

A Coffee With... 14 November 2013
Benchmark Retail Services managing director Mark Alexander

A Coffee With... 11 November 2013
Specialist Group chairman Johnny Franks

All change at Garden Centre Group HO 11 November 2013
Garden centre chain announces several employees are to leave the chain within the next few months.

Former GCG senior buyer to join Briers 8 November 2013
Tristan Sissons will join Briers as trading director in January 2014, where he will oversee brand building, new product development, the adoption of new sales channels and the company's expansion into new export markets.

Andrew Weiss completes gruelling RDT cycle ride 4 November 2013
Rainy Day Trust vice president Andrew Weiss has completed his mammoth, international cycle ride in aid of the DIY and housewares charity.

Promotion for Grohe's Ryan McGill 4 November 2013
Grohe has promoted Ryan McGill from the internal customer services team to brand merchandiser.

Westland Horticulture welcomes new starters 4 November 2013
Three new starters have joined Westland Horticulture's marketing team, looking to develop the prominence of the company and its key brands.


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