Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

March 2016

TIMco's Tonks celebrates 20 year milestone 31 March 2016
A valued employee of TIMco, supplier of screws, fixings and power tool accessories, has recently celebrated twenty years of continuous service.

New deputy chairman for John Lewis Partnership 23 March 2016
The John Lewis Partnership has appointed Keith Williams as non-executive deputy chairman.

Tillington chairman retires 22 March 2016
The Tillington group's chairman Harry McDermid has retired after 16 years at the helm of the garden centre buying group.

Debenhams trading director to speak at next BHETA forum 21 March 2016
The British Home Enhancement Trades Association (BHETA) will be hosting its next forum on April 14, featuring a special guest speaker from Debenhams.

JT managing director picks up special achievement award 16 March 2016
Paul Crossley, managing director of shower tray manufacturer JT, has been presented with a Special Achievement award at the KBB Awards to honour his services to the bathroom industry.

Wyevale appoints new boss as Kevin Bradshaw steps down 9 March 2016
Wyevale Garden Centres has appointed Roger Mclaughlin as its new chief executive officer, effective March 14.

TIMco appoints new operations director 9 March 2016
Independent wholesale supplier of screws, fixings and power tools accessories TIMco has appointed Paul Shore as its operations director.

Monument Tools honoured for Rainy Day Trust work 3 March 2016
Monument Tools has been recognised for the its outstanding contribution to the work of the Rainy Day Trust (RDT) charity over a number of years.

Ex-B&Q boss takes the helm at Poundland 2 March 2016
Former B&Q boss Kevin O'Byrne has been appointed as chief executive at Poundland, effective July 1.

Kingfisher appoints new chief customer officer 2 March 2016
B&Q parent group Kingfisher has welcomed Pierre Woreczek as its new chief customer officer effective today (March 1).


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