Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

January 2015

Everbuild founder seeks new challenges 29 January 2015
David Seymour, founder and managing director of Everbuild Building Products Ltd has recently left the company in a planned move following the sale of Everbuild to Sika.

Squire's raises more than £13k for charity 29 January 2015
Squire's Garden Centres has presented cheques totalling £13,454 to various charities across the South East including The National Autistic Society, Princess Alice Hospice and Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice. Squire's Garden Centres has presented cheques totalling £13,454 to various charities across the South East including The National Autistic Society, Princess Alice Hospice and Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice.

Carlisle retailer takes on apprentices 20 January 2015
Carlisle-based retailer of door handles and window furniture, More Handles, has taken on two new apprentices under the government's apprentice scheme as well as two more warehouse staff.

Hardware independent grows the workforce 19 January 2015
Expanding independent Wilbys Home Hardware has taken on two new employees.

Huddersfield rugby scores with Bond It 14 January 2015
Sealants and adhesives manufacturer Bond It has renewed its sponsorship of the Huddersfield Giants Super League rugby team.

New head of consumer role for BNM's Charles Farmer 13 January 2015
Charles Farmer, Bord na Móna UK's (BNM UK) national accounts controller, has been appointed head of consumer UK following Steve Harper's decision to take up a new position with Gardman.

Araldite supports employment and the environment 7 January 2015
Adhesives brand Araldite is supporting a company which offers work and volunteering placements to local people and helps to recycle wood-based products.

Window decoration market appointment 7 January 2015
Fetim Group UK is strengthening its introduction of new products for the UK home decoration market with the appointment of Rod Harrington as UK sales manager for its window decoration division.

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