Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

June 2016

New country manager at Weber 21 June 2016
Weber barbecues has appointed a new country manager to drive the brand's investment in the UK market.

Obituary: Charlie McKinlay 21 June 2016
Charlie McKinlay, the European agent for Centurion Europe, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 4.

New chairman at Tillington Group 15 June 2016
Former managing director of Squire's Garden Centres Dennis Espley is taking over chairmanship of Tillington Buying Group.

New national sales manager at Durston 15 June 2016
Somerset-based Durston Garden Products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Walker as its new national sales manager.

Sainsbury's CFO to replace Walden at helm of Argos 13 June 2016
Sainsbury's has announced that chief financial officer John Rogers will take the helm at Argos once the supermarket's acquisition of Home Retail Group is complete.

Two new managers at Squire's Garden Centres 6 June 2016
Squire's Garden Centres in Long Ditton and Stanmore have welcomed two new managers.

BHETA gives retiring chairman a good send off 3 June 2016
Retiring BHETA chairman David Smyth was given a send off in style at the association's recent Annual General Meeting.

New operations director at Gardman 3 June 2016
Gardman has appointed Matthew Payne as its new operations director.

EP Barrus strengthens garden retail sales 2 June 2016
EP Barrus has welcomed new area sales manager Tracey Moss, who will work across the WOLF-Garten, Wilkinson Sword tools, Energizer Batteries and Toolflex brands.

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