Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

November 2015

JT expands senior team 30 November 2015
UK shower tray manufacturer, JT, has expanded its senior team with the appointment of new southern key accounts manager, Ian Bell, to focus on developing and managing business in the south of England.

Town & Country appoints new marketing executive 30 November 2015
Gardening gloves and footwear supplier, Town & Country has appointed Andrea Litchfield to the position of marketing executive.

Home Hardware names clay shoot champions 24 November 2015
Inclement weather failed to dampen spirits at the Clay Pigeon Shoot Challenge held during Home Hardware's Convention earlier this month.

Stuart completes 1954 Chevy overhaul 16 November 2015
Home Hardware Scotland warehouse operative Stuart Elrick has just finished a complete restyle of his custom car, a 1954 plate Chevy, taking him eight years of hard work.

Homebase appoints new marketing director 12 November 2015
Former Asda marketing director Chris McDonough to join Homebase, taking up the role of marketing manager, following Jo Kenrick's departure

The HTA gains a new board member 5 November 2015
Frosts Landscapes managing director Ken White has joined the HTA Board as a director.

New Eclipse product manager joins S&J 4 November 2015
Chris Whitham is joining Spear & Jackson as product manager for the Eclipse Professional Tools brand.

Spear & Jackson appoints new sales manager 4 November 2015
Paul Caine joins Spear & Jackson UK, as export regional sales manager responsible for Far East and Middle East.

Home Hardware appoints new head of buying 4 November 2015
Home Hardware Southwest has announced that Jim Chadwick has joined in the new role of head of buying.


What do you think?

How important is the housewares category to your business?

Latest reader comments

re: Hardware store wins fight against music licence body

I am treasurer or a sports and social club and have a £724 bill from PPLPRS. Part of the bill is for dance clases, but a lot of the cost is ...

re: The man who put the Q in B&Q visits latest store

B&Q bob
The old BQ that he built respected staff loyalty and rewarded those willing to learn extra to be able to advise customers. The new BQ cut ...

re: Builder wins Toolstation's prize draw pick-up

Rob Burns
First time in store Dudley. Steph helped me find what i was looking for, so now will be my first place to use....

re: Homeowners worry over-the-top smart security might attract burglars

No Way,I call BS on that one. Burglars have always been detrerred by obvoius expensive alram systems, window marking and security lighting. ...

re: Kingfisher study reveals the home is more important to happiness than our jobs

B&Q bob
Ironic then that kingfisher has altered it's staffs Hours so we get to spend less time with our families in our homes than ever before. ...