Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

November 2016

Mike Jones appointed new MD of Fetim Group 29 November 2016

Fetim Group, an international trading company that specialises in the design, development, marketing and sale of construction products, shower & bathroom, flooring and home decoration ranges has appointed Mike Jones as managing director responsible for the UK.

Plaut International welcomes new sales director for DIY 28 November 2016

Plaut International are pleased to announce that Steve Pinder has recently joined the organisation as sales director for DIY products. 

B&Q mum-of-two customer advisor stars in retailer's Christmas ad 23 November 2016

A 45-year-old mother of two who has worked in B&Q Paisley for almost 10 years has been chosen to star in the retail giant's Christmas advert.

Yale appoints new member of Smart Living team 16 November 2016

Yale has introduced a new member of the Smart Living team to take the next step in mobile development.

Palace date for What More UK Director to collect OBE honour 15 November 2016

Friday, November 11 was a work day like no other for What More UK director Tony Grimshaw, as he made his way to Buckingham Palace to collect his OBE award.

Andy McIndoe becomes the voice of Vitax Garden World 7 November 2016

Well-known practical horticulturist and author Andy McIndoe, has teamed up with Vitax to become its gardening expert for the new Vitax Garden World website.

Kelkay appoints new production manager 7 November 2016

East-Yorkshire family-run business Kelkay has appointed Mark Murgatroyd as its new production manager.

What More UK director hailed as UK manufacturing ‘exemplar' 3 November 2016

Lancashire-based plastics manufacturer What More UK has been listed among the top 100 British manufacturers.

Squire worker celebrates retirement after 46 years 2 November 2016

Dedicated factory worker Gill Lloyd has celebrated her retirement at security specialist Squire, after 46 years at the same company.


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