Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

May 2018

Squire’s Chairman receives OBE at Buckingham Palace 29 May 2018

Colin Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres, received his OBE from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Friday 18th May. He was given the award in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in recognition of his services to ...


Wienerberger announces new commercial director 16 May 2018

Kevin Tolson has been appointed as commercial director of building material solutions provider Wienerberger. He follows in the footsteps of Keith Barker, the company’s previous commercial director and current managing director.Mr Tolson, who joined ...


IKEA appoints new UK and Ireland country retail manager 16 May 2018

Home furnishing company, IKEA UK and Ireland, today announced the appointment of Javier Quiñones as Country Retail Manager to lead the UK and Ireland business.Mr Quiñones will take over from Gillian Drakeford on 1st June 2018, building on her ...


Rudridge appoints new senior sales coordinator at Gravesend 15 May 2018

Groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has appointed Daniel Best to the position of senior sales coordinator at its Gravesend branch, on the Denton Wharf Estate.Mr Best has been in the industry for 23 years, gaining a wealth of experience at a ...


A Perry & Co partners with local Halesowen College to create new artistic landmark 9 May 2018

A new local artistic landmark is due to be created in Cradley Heath through a partnership between Halesowen College and A Perry & Co (Hinges) Ltd, a manufacturer and supplier of hinges, hardware, ironmongery, chain and threaded bar, which has ...


Decco appoints new COO 8 May 2018

Home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has appointed Andrew Ballantine as its chief operating officer, following the departure of Charlie Lacey to take up a position as managing director of electrical distributor, the Stearn Electric Company Limited ...


HTA introduces new board members 8 May 2018

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Matthew Bent, the managing director from Bents Garden & Home near Warrington, to the HTA Board as a non-executive director.Matthew Bent said: “I am delighted and proud ...


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