Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

April 2014

New customer service director role created at HRG 29 April 2014
Steve Carson has been promoted to the new position of retail and customer operations director at Home Retail Group (HRG).

John Sinfield becomes new chairman of the Construction Products Association 23 April 2014
Taking over from the ceo of Travis Perkins, Geoff Cooper, John Sinfield has been appointed as the new chairman of the Construction Products Association (CPA).

Brett Martin appoints new technical sales mananger 16 April 2014
Rooflight manufacturer Brett Martin Daylight Systems has appointed Tony Isaac as its new technical sales manager for the Midlands, south west and South Wales areas.

Sky Sports News sponsorship deal for Sandtex 15 April 2014
The UK's leading masonry paint brand Sandtex has signed a deal to sponsor Sky Sports News at Ten for 17 weeks.

Graham & Brown appoints new head of design 11 April 2014
Mike McGuire joins international wallpaper manufacturer Graham & Brown as its new head of design.

New product certification manager for Polyseam 8 April 2014
Sealants and adhesive manufacturer Polyseam has appointed Neil Heffernan as product certification manager to drive its product testing and certification programme.

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