Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

July 2018

GCA inspector retires after 11 years in role 30 July 2018

Roger Crookes is retiring as an inspector for the Garden Centre Association (GCA) this month after 11 years in the role. Mr Crookes became a GCA inspector in 2007 after a career working in garden centres around the UK since 1977.Chief Executive of ...


Wyevale Staff raise £1,500 for charity 24 July 2018

22 members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford challenged themselves physically last Saturday (July 21, 2018) and have so far raised £1,500 in aid of a children’s charity.The team members either hiked 21-miles from Brecon to Crickhowell, ...


CABO strengthens UK presence 23 July 2018

Italian firm CABO has extended the reach of its Colour Equipment Division by making its mixing systems available in the UK & Ireland and appoints new agent for the region.CABO has appointed Jim Sweeney as its UK & Ireland agent representing ...


Obituary: Jim Ferguson 20 July 2018

Home Hardware (Scotland) is very sad to announce that inspiration and founder member Jim Ferguson passed away on July 19, aged 71 following a short illness. His wife Celia, daughter Fiona and son Brian, were at his bedside.Home Hardware (Scotland) ...


Yale boosts specialist trade team with new appointment 19 July 2018

Yale has appointed Terry Groot to the role of Key Account Manager within its specialist trade team.Mr Groot’s new role will see him take responsibility for a number of key accounts within the trade sector, utilising his 24 years’ experience in sales ...


Yale appoints new retail sales director for its DIY channel 19 July 2018

Leading security specialist, Yale UK, has announced the appointment of Andrew Dixon to the role of Retail Sales Director. His new role will see him take responsibility for the DIY channel, with a focus on growing the Yale brand in the retail ...


Squire’s management team go back to the shopfloor 12 July 2018

Head office staff, including deputy chairman Sarah Squire, managing director Martin Breddy and group marketing manager Karen Smith spent a day working in one of the 5 Squire’s garden centres as part of the retailer’s Feet on the Floor campaign.Each ...


Helen Kirby appointed as head of marketing at Cromar 10 July 2018

Yorkshire based business Cromar Building Products, has appointed Helen Kirby as their new Head of Marketing.Helen joined Cromar on the 8th May, a company that has seen great growth and market presence since its inception in 1997. Cromar manufactures ...


Broad Street DIY launches charity initiative using leftover foreign cash 5 July 2018

The Bromsgrove-based independent DIY retailer has launched a summer-long fundraising campaign to raise money for its 2018 nominated charity and is asking locals come in store and donate any leftover foreign currency from holidays abroad this summer....


Six Wyevale staff members clock up 195 years of service 2 July 2018

Six members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford were presented with medals to honour their long service to the company in June.Sandra Boalch, Geoff Godsall, Karen Jones and Paul Pritchard all received bronze medals from the Three Counties ...


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

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

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