Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

October 2014

JG Speedfit announces competition van winner 29 October 2014
Tom Claridge from TD Claridge Plumbing & Heating in Kent is the winner of this year's JG Layflat pipe competition, Every Metre Counts.

New head of sales for Everbuild 29 October 2014
Greg Senior, sales director/head of sales at Everbuild Building Products, will be taking on a new role at the company in the new year.

Centurion Europe in the pink for breast cancer 28 October 2014
Centurion Europe went pink on Friday to help support Breast Cancer Campaign.

Two key marketing appointments at Fiskars 16 October 2014
Fiskars UK has announced two key appointments in marketing to strengthen the UK team.

Petface supports Manchester Dogs Home following fire 13 October 2014
The Petface team collaborated with a host of companies across the pet industry to offer help to the much-loved Manchester Dogs Home, which suffered a devastating fire earlier this year.

A-Plant announces key appointment 13 October 2014
Dave Harris has been appointed as commercial director to help drive A-Plant's UK strategy forward.

New face on HTA board 13 October 2014
Ball Colegrave managing director Sandy Shepherd from joins the HTA Board as a director.

Long-serving Centurion agent retires 9 October 2014
Barry Unwin, who has been an agent for Doncaster-based wholesaler and distributor Centurion for over 30 years, has retired.

Wyevale appoints new head of garden 9 October 2014
Wyevale Garden Centres has strengthened its trading division with the addition of Caroline Linger as head of garden.

Spectrum Industrial strengthens customer relations team 9 October 2014
Spectrum Industrial, the Centurion Europe signs and safety products brand, has appointed Danielle Morris as customer relations manager.

New commercial director appointed at Hozelock 8 October 2014
Hozelock has announced the appointment of Adrian Davey as its new commercial director for Northern Europe.

Carl Kammerling sponsors Kilimanjaro challenge 7 October 2014
Carl Kammerling International is sponsoring employee Gerard Herbert, who is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this month to raise money for local charity Cancer Aid.

Consumer expert joins Sinclair in key product manager role 6 October 2014
Consumer expert and horticultural researcher Dr Richard Gianfrancesco has been appointed growing media product manager by William Sinclair Horticulture.

Wyevale Garden Centres recruits new human resources chief 2 October 2014
Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) today announced that Lisa Cherry has been named human resources director.

HTA recruits Scotland and Ireland manager 1 October 2014
The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) membership services team has a new recruit, with Neil Cummings joining as regional business manager for Scotland and Ireland.


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