Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

January 2018

Centurion to take part in Vado Rally for industry charity      25 January 2018

Doncaster-based DIY distributor, Centurion Europe Ltd, has announced plans to support The Rainy Day Trust by entering international road race, the Vado Rally this year in fancy dress. Centurion sales & marketing director Peter Stone is a trustee ...


Craig Castelino steps down from Bunnings UK & Ireland 24 January 2018

It has been announced that Craig Castelino, general manager of merchandise at Bunnings, will be stepping down from Bunnings UK and Ireland.Bunnings Group Managing Director, Mike Schneider said: “Craig has made a significant contribution to the UK ...


Andrew Livingston to join Howdens as CEO by end of the month 19 January 2018

Andrew Livingston to join Howdens as CEO Designate on 29 January 2018.Howden Joinery Group has confirmed that chief executive designate Andrew Livingston will join on 29 January, as founder and current CEO Matthew Ingle retires.Mr. Ingle, who built ...


Bathroom Takeaway appoints new supply chain & product manager 18 January 2018

The bathroom retailer has taken on a new manager to head up its sourcing and purchasing division, as well as overseeing the roll out of 14 new stores. Neil Butterwick has managed stock environments for 27 years for global and national household ...


Perrywood presents over £14,000 to chosen charities 18 January 2018

Tiptree garden centre, Perrywood presented cheques totalling more than £14,000 to its chosen charities at the garden centre: Mid and North Essex Mind, Marie Curie and Greenfingers. Throughout 2017, Perrywood’s staff and customers raised a total of £...


Bents donates allotment plot to Shoulder to Soldier charity 18 January 2018

Bents Garden & Home has teamed up with Shoulder to Soldier, donating a plot at its community allotment site to the Leigh-based charity, which dedicates it’s time to supporting serving personnel, their families and veterans. Shoulder to Soldier ...


John Colley returns to Kingfisher after seven years 16 January 2018

Kingfisher has welcomed John Colley back into the fold after seven years, appointing him as its group trading director.A Kingfisher spokesperson commented: "John and his team will work with our Offer & Supply Chain organisation to support the ...


Covers raises £350 for Chestnut Tree House 8 January 2018

Staff at Covers discarded their fleeces and flocked to don their favourite festive jumper in December to raise funds for charity.The team were encouraged to give a minimum of £2 each which raised £350 for Sussex-based children’s hospice, Chestnut ...


Suttons buyer joins The Tildenet Group 5 January 2018

James Hollingworth has joined garden structure manufacturer The Tildenet Group as product development manager working across all of the company’s brands. With over 12 years’ experience in the garden sector, Mr Hollingworth has made the move from his ...


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