Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

July 2014

Soudal to become official sponsors of the Belgian Cycling Project 29 July 2014
Sealant and adhesives manufacturer Soudal has joined forces with the Belgian National Lottery to sponsor the Belgian cycling team until 2020.

Long-serving staff help Centurion celebrate 30 years 25 July 2014
DIY and hardware expert Centurion Europe celebrates its 30th anniversary with its 121-strong workforce, eight of which have clocked up 184 years' service between them.

Yale recruits four salespeople to its trade division 24 July 2014
Four new salespeople have joined security specialist Yale's trade division to help the company grow further.

I.Grunwerg welcomes new east of England account manager 23 July 2014
Salma Bi has joined I.Grunwerg as the company's new account manager for the east of England.

Bond It adds four to national sales force 22 July 2014
Bond It, the manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, fillers and other building chemicals, has made four new appointments to its national sales force.

Dunelm appoints Whitbread chief executive to its board 21 July 2014
Former Whitbread chief executive Andy Harrison joins the board of Dunelm has non-executive director from September 1.

Carl Kammerling helps Community First Responders buy a defibrillator 17 July 2014
A recent donation by tool supplier Carl Kammerling International has helped the Pwllheli Community First Responders in Wales to buy an AED defibrillator.

Howarth boosts centre for sustainability with new appointment 14 July 2014
Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has welcomed Jack Lomas to its Rochdale-based GreenHouse as it continues to expand its centre for sustainability.

Homebase appoints new HR director 14 July 2014
John Shaw has been appointed to Homebase's executive team as the company's new HR director.

Crest Garden unveils new sales team 11 July 2014
Sales director, Andy Abraham, will manage Crest Garden's new sales team which is made up of 12 people.

Bosmere appoints three new members of staff to continue expansion 11 July 2014
Two new sales agents and a business development manager are the latest additions to the Bosmere team as the company continues expanding.

ARC Southern joins Kelkay south east sales operation 3 July 2014
Kelkay, the distributor of aggregates, paving, fountains and garden features, has appointed ARC Southern to manage its south east sales division.

New sales managers for Town & Country 1 July 2014
Town & Country has bolstered its sales division with two new appointments.


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