Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

October 2016

Two new non-exec directors for Grafton Group 24 October 2016

Grafton Group, Irish parent company to Woodies DIY, has appointed Susan Murray and Vincent Crowley as non-executive directors.


Stevenage female carpenter named Ultimate Tradesperson 21 October 2016

Nicola Butcher from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, has been named Irwin’s Ultimate Tradesperson following a nationwide search


HTA welcomes new vice president 20 October 2016

Taylors Bulbs director Adam Taylor has joined the HTA board as vice-president elect.


Kelkay welcomes newest recruit to family business 13 October 2016

Family-run aggregates and garden landscaping business Kelkay has welcomed the newest member of its team - baby Erin Olivia.


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