Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

August 2013

Hamilton appoints new area sales manager 30 August 2013
Marcus Maher has joined the company as its new area sales manager.

Howarth Timber staff reach new heights 28 August 2013
Howarth Timber Group's staff have successfully taken on Yorkshire's three highest peaks, raising over £5,500 for its partner charity, Caudwell Children.

Yankee Candle appoints two new directors 14 August 2013
Yankee Candle has made two new additions to its executive leadership team: international finance director Cathy Mayor and director of international distribution Larissa Meixner-Adam.

Top sustainability director to leave M&S for Kingfisher 13 August 2013
Richard Gillies is to leave his job as head of sustainability at M&S to work at the Kingfisher DIY group to lead its Net Positive Plan.

New marketing director for Hamilton 6 August 2013
Professional and DIY decorating tools company Hamilton has appointed Philippa Pawson as marketing director.

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