Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

May 2014

Deco-Pak marketing manager to ride in £500 banger for charity 28 May 2014
Starting in Huddersfield, Deco-Pak's marketing manager Craig Hall will drive a £500 banger to Paris and back to raise money for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice charity.

Two experienced salespeople join Polyseam 27 May 2014
Polyseam has appointed Peter Gillett and Stuart Rodrigues to the roles of key account manager and retail sales executive respectively.

Management shakeup for Carpetright 21 May 2014
Carpetright has announced changes to its board, with Lord Harris of Peckham stepping down as executive chairman and Wilf Walsh joining as chief executive.

Andrew Weiss is RDT's new president 19 May 2014
Andrew Weiss of Monument Tools/Weiss Marketing has taken over from Philip Duncan of Akzo Nobel/Activ8 as president of the Rainy Day Trust (RDT).

TIMco appoints new quality control manager 16 May 2014
Max Clarke has been appointed as TIMco's new quality control manager and joins the company with more than 20 years engineering experience.

Richard Carr joins William Sinclair as new commercial director 9 May 2014
Moving from garden hose supplier Hozelock, Richard Carr has been appointed as the new commercial director for William Sinclair Horticulture.

Obituary: Colin May 6 May 2014
Industry stalwart Colin May, known for roles at A.B. Salmens, LFA Drill Chucks and Alan Hughes Distributors, loses battle with cancer and passes away, aged 69.

Pets Choice appoints new national account manager 2 May 2014
Vic Azam has joined pet food manufacturer Pets Choice as national account manager to strengthen the company's expanding team.

Kingfisher appoints new director of sustainability and innovation 1 May 2014
Dax Lovegrove will join Kingfisher on June 2 as the retailer's new director of sustainability and innovation.


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