Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

February 2016

Bond It adds to UK sales force 25 February 2016
Bond It has made two new appointments to its UK sales force. Ian Heppinstall and Joe Howship both join the manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, waterproofing products and building chemicals as area sales managers.

Sika UK appoints new general manager 25 February 2016
Global building product manufacturer Sika has appointed Dragan Maksimovic as general manager, a role that will see him build on the continued growth of the company across its multiple UK markets.

Top DIY award bestowed on Fischer CEO 23 February 2016
International home improvement organisations EDRA, Fediyma and GHIN have revealed that the recipient of the fourth Global DIY-Lifetime Award will be Prof Klaus Fischer for what they describe as "his legendary contribution to the global home improvement industry".

Centurion appoints new area sales manager 19 February 2016
Centurion Europe has boosted its sales team with the appointment of Andrew Harding as area sales manager for the south.

Blue Diamond appoints new non-executive director 19 February 2016
The Blue Diamond Group has appointed Patricia Alford-Burnett as a non-executive director on the company's board.

New appointment boosts Centurion's business team 16 February 2016
Wholesaler and distributor, Centurion Europe has appointed David Knight as business development manager to help support the company's continued expansion.

Bicknell promoted to new role at Toolbank 11 February 2016
Toolbank sales director Simon Bicknell has been appointed to the newly-created position of marketing development director within the company.

James Brindle re-joins Gardman 1 February 2016
Experienced sales executive James Brindle has re-joined Gardman as the company's business development director.


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