Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

March 2015

Michael Ball named ceo designate at Mica 24 March 2015
The member board of directors of Mica DIY announced the appointment of Michael Ball as ceo designate at the Mica Exchange in York this weekend.

Home Hardware appoints new director 18 March 2015
Home Hardware South West has announced that Jonty Mayo of Musgraves and Middletons Home Hardware in Cumbria has agreed to become a non-executive director.

GCA reveals its new area chairmen 18 March 2015
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has revealed the new area chairmen who will represent member garden centres in each region this year.

Newsome Tools grows its sales force 11 March 2015
Newsome Tools has welcome Bill Hardeman as territory manger for the West Midlands.

Stewart Hainsworth to leave Gardman 11 March 2015
Gardman ceo Stewart Hainsworth has announced he will leave the company to pursue a career outside of the garden sector.

Grange names new managing director 10 March 2015
Garden structures and fencing supplier Grange has appointed Neil Taylor as its new managing director following the retirement of Duncan Hill.

Pets Choice prioritises nutrition with new appointment 10 March 2015
UK pet food manufacturer, Pets Choice has employed Ashleigh Walker as in-house nutritionist and food technologist, following industry research that indicated nutrition is at the forefront of the pet product industry.

William Sinclair appoints new chief executive 5 March 2015
Stuart Burgin has been appointed chief executive of growing media, fertilisers and chemicals producer William Sinclair Horticulture.

Adam Frost joins the HTA board 4 March 2015
Landscape and garden designer, Adam Frost has joined the HTA Board as a director.

Mark Portman named as new Henkel md 4 March 2015
Henkel Consumer Adhesives has announced the change to its WE North (UK, Ireland & Nordic) management team, which sees Mr Portman take up the role next month.

Crest Garden names two new recruits 4 March 2015
Crest Garden has recruited two new members to its team, both from within the garden and horticultural sector.

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