Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

April 2016

BHETA executive chairman to retire 27 April 2016
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) executive chairman David Smyth is to retire at the end of May 2016, following the AGM. This will be three years after his appointment into what was then a new role for the trade association.

Burgon & Ball strengthens sales and marketing team 25 April 2016
Garden tools manufacturer Burgon and Ball has strengthened its support for trade customers with three new appointments in its sales and marketing team.

Obituary: Martyn Clarke 20 April 2016
Martyn Clarke, who was one of the founder members of the tool distributor CA Clemson & Sons, has died. He was 71.

New MD for Ciret 15 April 2016
Mark Carpenter has been appointed the new managing director at Ciret UK Limited.

Glee boosts sales team with two appointments 12 April 2016
As activity ramps up ahead of this September's Glee exhibition, organiser i2i Events has bolstered the show's sales team to deliver more help to new and existing exhibitors.

Coleman strengthens UK team for strategic growth 12 April 2016
Barbecue and outdoor product supplier Coleman has announced a number of new appointments across both its sales and marketing teams.

New UK sales manager for Gardeco 12 April 2016
Gardeco has announced the appointment of Stephen Biden as its new UK sales manager.

Centurion Europe appoints new head of field sales 8 April 2016
Centurion Europe has further expanded its sales management team with the appointment of Daniel McKane as head of field sales.

Whitefurze appoints two new managers 7 April 2016
Plastics manufacturer Whitefurze has made further new additions to its Key & National Accounts sales team.

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