Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

November 2018

Wilko appoints new chief commercial officer 28 November 2018

Wilko is pleased to announce that Andrew Moore will be joining its senior management team as chief commercial officer and executive board director.Andrew was most recently senior vice president and chief merchandising officer at Asda in charge of a ...


Poundland makes changes to its senior team 23 November 2018

Poundland has announced it has appointed a new trading director and finance director to complete its senior team.Tim Bettley will begin his new role at Poundland at the start of the new year. He joins from The Original Factory Shop where he has was ...


GCA starts search for new inspector 19 November 2018

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is launching its search for a new inspector following the retirement of Roger Crookes from the role.The search has begun in earnest since Mr Crookes announced his planned departure at the GCA Conference earlier ...


Rudridge appoints new financial accountant 19 November 2018

Groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has appointed Charlotte Caplin-Hill as its financial accountant at its Farnham head office.Charlotte, who is an experienced management accountant and previously worked in the manufacturing industry, will be ...


Smart Garden strengthens sales team 16 November 2018

With the business “growing at an exceptional pace”, Smart has invested further in expanding its sales teams with a number of new appointments.Carl Beiersdorf joins the business as key account manager. With a wealth of experience in the garden trade, ...


New chairman announced for Ladder Association 14 November 2018

The Ladder Association has welcomed Werner Co’s Paul Bruton, as he takes on the role of chairman for the not-for-profit membership organisation.Werner Co product development director Mr Bruton, who has nearly 45 years’ worth of experience within the ...


HTA bolsters executive team 12 November 2018

Following a review by the board, the Horticultural Trade Association (HTA) is strengthening its executive team, with new roles, including the appointment of Martin Simmons as director of membership, and plans to recruit...


Smart invests in NPD and supply chain 6 November 2018

Smart Garden Products has announced further investment in its new product development and supply chain teams, with the appointment of Michelle Lee as category management co-ordinator and Darren Bailey as supply analyst & planner...


Rudridge raises £1000 for charity 2 November 2018

Farnham-based groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has raised £1,000 on behalf of the charity Macmillan Cancer Support, after another successful annual quiz night.Competitors came together at Silvermere Golf Club in Cobham, where the quiz ...


Elho appoints new group board member 1 November 2018

Chief commercial officer Melanie Meskers took up her position on the board at Elho this summer, bringing a wealth of experience from numerous roles over two decades with Unilever.In her new role, Ms Meskers is responsible for the commercial ...


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