Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

June 2015

Bathrooms.com newcomer will head up SEO 29 June 2015
Bathrooms.com has named Ovidiu Suciu as its new technical search engine optimisation (SEO) and analytics manager.

New digital role at Fetim Group 29 June 2015
Chet Singh has been appointed to the newly-created role of head of digital at Fetim Group.

New plant buyer for Squire's Garden Centres 29 June 2015
Squire's Garden Centres has announced the appointment of Jeremy Hall as group plant buyer.

Second time around at Spear & Jackson 29 June 2015
Spear & Jackson has recruited Duncan Horton as its regional sales manager for Europe and Africa.

Bolsius sales manager John Barthorpe dies 29 June 2015
Bolsius UK sales manager for UK & Ireland John Barthorpe has died after a period of illness.

New board members as Haskins eyes expansion 16 June 2015
With further expansion in its sights, Haskins Garden Centres has added two more board members to the existing team.

Poplar Tree Garden Centre appoints new manager 16 June 2015
Paul Barker has been appointed as general manager of the Poplar Tree Garden Centre, located in Shincliffe Village on the outskirts of Durham.

Stand-out result for Topps manager and his store 15 June 2015
Topps Tiles store manager Nick Gadd has beaten off stiff competition to be awarded the South-East NOCN Learning at Work Award at the Adult Learners' Week Awards 2015.

Former Microsoft man becomes HRG technology chief 8 June 2015
Home Retail Group (HRG) has announced the appointment of George Goley as its new chief technology officer, and will serve on the group's executive board.

Stewart trainees gain business qualifications 3 June 2015
British garden and homewares manufacturer Stewart says it is reaping the benefits of its investment in people and training.

New Scottish director for Mica 2 June 2015
Following the retirement by rotation of Mica's Scottish director Colin Jenkins, the co-operative group has now announced that Paul Walker will be taking his seat at the first board meeting since the AGM later this month.

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