Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

July 2016

BHETA appoints Andrew Weiss as executive chairman 26 July 2016
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has appointed respected industry figure, Andrew Weiss as its new executive chairman following the retirement of David Smyth.

Dobbies names new CEO 20 July 2016
Following its takeover by private equity owners Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital, Dobbies has a new chief executive officer - John Clelend.

New boss for Axminster Tools 19 July 2016
It's all change at the Devon-based family company, Axminster Tools & Machinery with Alan Styles having been recently appointed to the top job.

New CEO for Lakeland 13 July 2016
Lakeland is delighted to announce that Catherine Nunn will be taking over as chief executive officer of the company on January 1, 2017, replacing Sam Rayner who remains as company chairman.

Three GCA inspectors step down 4 July 2016
Garden Centre Association (GCA) inspectors Alyson Haywood, Andy Campbell and Ian Boardman are standing down from their roles at the organisation this year.

Coram Group appoints new national specification manager 4 July 2016
Coram Group UK has announced the appointment of James Walker into the newly created role of national specification manager, within the company's national specification team.

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