Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

June 2013

Garden centre assistant clocks up 25 years and retires 26 June 2013
Staff at Millbrook Garden Centre raised a glass to long-term employee Chris Francis this week as she celebrated her retirement after 25 years with the business.

Dobbies names new marketing director 10 June 2013
Jo Coomber has joined Dobbies Garden Centres as its new director of marketing.

New man at Specialist Group 5 June 2013
Tony Nicholas has joined the Specialist Group as its new national account manager.

Hortsteppers complete 100km challenge 3 June 2013
A team from the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is celebrating after raising more than £5,500 for charity after walking more than 62 miles from London to Brighton.


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re: The man who put the Q in B&Q visits latest store

B&Q bob
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re: Builder wins Toolstation's prize draw pick-up

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re: Kingfisher study reveals the home is more important to happiness than our jobs

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