Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

July 2015

John Ashley appointed as new Greenfingers chairman 21 July 2015
John Ashley has been named as the new chairman of Greenfingers, the charity that creates inspiring outdoor spaces for children in hospices around the country.

Yale appoints new head of national accounts, trade 20 July 2015
Chris Hardman has been appointed as head of national accounts, trade at Yale and will be working closely with the security specialist's builder's merchant customers.

Long service rewarded at Wyevale Nurseries 14 July 2015
Members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford were recently presented with medals to honour their long service to the company.

New md for J Rotherham 13 July 2015
The fourth generation of the Rotherham family is taking the helm as managing director of stone masonry company J Rotherham.

Wienerberger appoints new sustainability adviser 13 July 2015
Manufacturer of wall, roof and landscaping products, Wienerberger, has announced the appointment of Stephanie Palmer as its new sustainability adviser.

GCA inspector Liz Hutson steps down 8 July 2015
Garden Centre Association (GCA) inspector Liz Hutson is standing down from her role this year, with her final official engagement for the industry body at its annual conference next year.

Squire's people get on their bikes for charity 7 July 2015
Staff from Squire's Long Ditton, Surrey garden centre took on a static bike challenge to raise money for the Momentum charity.

New manager will introduce Suki hardware and tools to UK 6 July 2015
Known throughout Europe, German hardware and hand tools company Suki.international is bringing its extensive product ranges and merchandising solutions to the UK, with the appointment of Chris Cullen as UK country manager.

Squire's helps build careers in horticulture 6 July 2015
Squire's Garden Centres has selected two new people selected to take part in its "Grow Our Own" apprenticeship scheme.

WD-40 winner is off to Wales Rally GB 1 July 2015
London-based mechanic Wayne Brooks has been crowned the winner of the WD-40 Be My Mechanic competition, following a live final which took place at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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