Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

June 2017

Company growth leads to team expansion for ERA 26 June 2017

Home security brand ERA has expanded its sales and distribution team to help support the West-midlands based company’s continued progression within the distribution and retail side of business.Reporting to ERA head of distribution Chris Burrows, the ...


Midlands’ family business GB Plastics announces new MD 22 June 2017

Second generation family-run and owned General Building Plastics has announced a new senior management structure, spearheaded with the appointment of current co-director Alan Sutherland to the new role of managing director.Alan Sutherland has been ...


BHETA AGM confirms board appointments 22 June 2017

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s Annual General Meeting took place on May 18 and saw David Holmes of the DRH Collection appointed Treasurer, while Tony Grimshaw of Whatmore joined the BHETA Board. Mr Grimshaw will also be ...


Ridgeon appoints Ian Northen as chief executive 21 June 2017

Ian Northen has been appointed chief executive of Ridgeon Group Ltd after seven years as group finance director. During this time Ridgeons was named in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100, a league table of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-...


Covers appoints new commercial director 14 June 2017

Philip Walford has been appointed commercial director at timber and builders merchants Covers.Philip has spent 13 years working in the industry focusing on end-to-end category strategy and management and brings a wealth of experience and expertise ...


GB Plastics adds two branch managers to its Midlands network 1 June 2017

Retailer and specialist supplier of building products to the trade and DIY sectors, General Building Plastics, has appointed new managers at two of its Midlands branches.Phil Broadbent takes up the role of branch manager at GB Plastics’ Shrewsbury ...


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Will
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re: The man who put the Q in B&Q visits latest store

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The old BQ that he built respected staff loyalty and rewarded those willing to learn extra to be able to advise customers. The new BQ cut ...

re: Builder wins Toolstation's prize draw pick-up

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re: Homeowners worry over-the-top smart security might attract burglars

AndyH
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re: Kingfisher study reveals the home is more important to happiness than our jobs

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