Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

September 2013

Solus expands sales team 30 September 2013
Following the recent appointment of new sales director May Philpott, Solus Garden & Leisure has made further significant new additions to its gardening sales team with the appointment of Michelle Brown and Jon Grandidge.

Carl Kammerling sponsors charity bike ride 27 September 2013
Carl Kammerling International (CKI) is sponsoring a gruelling 190-mile charity bike ride, involving its HR manager and other cyclists, in memory of their late friend, Laura Jones.

Solus appoints new sales director 23 September 2013
Gardening product supplier Solus has appointed a new sales director. May Philpott will join the company later this year to head up a new sales team.

New boss at Haskins Roundstone 20 September 2013
The Haskins garden centre at Roundstone, near Littlehampton, has appointed Nick Joad as general manager.

VegTrug appoints new sales manager 13 September 2013
VegTrug Ltd has appointed a new UK sales manager. Mark Crowley will join the company, which produces self contained, raised vegetable gardens, this month.

Bents makes two new appointments 5 September 2013
Bents Garden & Home has made two new appointments as part of its £10m vision for the future; a general manager, a role specifically created as part of the company's new management structure, and a new marketing manager.

Andrew Weiss takes on 750-mile charity cycle ride 4 September 2013
Andrew Weiss, vice president of the Rainy Day Trust board, is getting warmed up for his stint as president by undertaking a mammoth, international cycle ride in aid of the DIY and housewares industry charity.

Former Gardman md goes to Homebase 2 September 2013
Former UK managing director of Gardman Tim Stainton has been appointed by Homebase as category manager for DIY.


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