Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

September 2014

William Sinclair to bring Scottish sales in-house 29 September 2014
William Sinclair Horticulture has announced that it is bringing its Scottish retail sales operation in-house after a long association with Denholm Agencies.

New appointment at Am-Tech 29 September 2014
Am-Tech has appointed Paul Hawkes as quality assurance manager

Changes at BIRA Direct 26 September 2014
Jeff Moody, formerly of Polti and BDC is to join BIRA Direct as managing director designate, while Steve Akers will be promoted to director of buying.

Sam's Trade Centre manager Ray Wood retires 25 September 2014
After 10 years at the helm, long-standing Sam's Trade Centre branch manager Ray Wood has retired from his role at the wholesaler.

Horticulture head and managers quit Wyevale Garden Centres 24 September 2014
Head of horticulture at Wyevale Garden Centres, Tim Clapp, is leaving the business and a number of garden centre managers have been made redundant.

Centurion Europe and Everbuild support breast cancer charity 22 September 2014
Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness month in October Centurion Europe is joining forces with Everbuild to support Breast Cancer Care.

Wyevale Garden Centres appointment to drive multichannel 17 September 2014
Wyevale Garden Centres has strengthened its executive management team with the addition of Tim Patten as multichannel director.

Pwllheli under-14s get kit boost from Carl Kammerling 15 September 2014
Pwllheli-based Carl Kammerling International has announced plans to sponsor Pwllheli under-14s football team by providing them with new kits.

Dunelm ceo Wharton hands back to Will Adderley 15 September 2014
Nick Wharton has resigned as chief executive of Dunelm and is handing the reins back to his predecessor in the job, Will Adderley.

Gardman grows its team 11 September 2014
Strong spring and early summer results at Gardman have driven further investment in the business, with the appointment of three new recruits in sales and category management.

Grange appoints Rob Giles to new marketing role 11 September 2014
Decorative garden structures and fencing supplier Grange has appointed Rob Giles as senior product manager.

British Coatings Federation names new regulatory affairs manager 8 September 2014
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has appointed Trevor Fielding as its new regulatory affairs manager.

Vitax expands sales team 4 September 2014
UK manufacturers of horticulture products, Vitax has invested in an expansion of its retail sales team with the appointment of a new area manager.

Terry Duddy is new Retail Trust chair 2 September 2014
Former Home Retail Group (HRG) chief executive Terry Duddy has been appointed as the new chair of Retail Trust.

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