Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

January 2014

Senior management changes at QD as md quits 29 January 2014
Retailer QD Commercial Group Holdings is to make key changes to its operations management following the news that group managing director Justin Farrington Smith has accepted a role in the global logistics market.

Key legal appointment at Travis Perkins 28 January 2014
The Travis Perkins Group has made a key appointment to its senior management team, naming Deborah Grimason as its new general counsel.

New estates director for The Garden Centre Group 27 January 2014
The Garden Centre Group (TGCG) has appointed a new estates director, Steve Masters, who takes up his role today.

New face at Home Hardware 27 January 2014
Home Hardware has named Neil Wilkinson as an additional business development manager for the north of England.

Burdens appoints new managing director 24 January 2014
Wolseley UK has appointed Keith Dorling to the newly-created position of managing director of Burdens.

B&Q announces new commercial director 22 January 2014
Darren Blackhurst has been appointed as the new commercial director for B&Q.

Squire's reshuffles garden centre management 21 January 2014
Squire's Garden Centres have announced a number of personnel changes throughout the business.

Garden Centre Group announces new non-executive board director 17 January 2014
The Garden Centre Group has announced the appointment of Rupert Gavin to the board of the company as a non-executive director.

New appointments at B&Q 17 January 2014
B&Q has announced its work with new agencies - WCRS and Good Relations - as well as the appointment of a new director of brand communications.

New sales and marketing director at Stewart Group 16 January 2014
Stewart Group, the UK manufacturer and supplier of plastic moulded products for the garden and home, has appointed Andy Burns as its new group sales and marketing director.


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