Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

May 2019

Wyevale Nurseries appoints new amenity sales executive 24 May 2019

Alan Young from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire has re-located to take up the role this month at Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford. He will work on tenders and quotes for existing customers, as well as developing new business.Mr Young said:...


Hardware shop owner closes its doors at 84 20 May 2019

A shopkeeper who has worked in the same hardware shop for more than six decades is hanging up her apron for the last time to enjoy retirement as the shop closes its doors after almost a century of service.Great grandmother Joan Muter, (84) from East ...


BHETA names new DIY sector manager 17 May 2019

Following the recent restructure at the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), Keeley Vernon has been appointed as its new DIY sector manager for home improvement and garden.Ms Vernon’s appointment follows closely after that of Seema ...


HTA appoints director of policy and communications 8 May 2019

The HTA has appointed James Clark as director of policy and communications. Mr Clark, who joins the HTA in June, has held a number of public affairs roles – most recently as UK public affairs and advocacy lead at pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Prior ...


E.P. Barrus expands merchandising team 3 May 2019

Leading garden tools and accessories supplier E. P. Barrus has expanded its merchandising team to meet demand as the business continues to grow.The latest recruit to the team is James Utton, who joins E. P. Barrus with years of experience in garden ...


Ikea announces new country retail manager 3 May 2019

Ikea has announced today that Peter Jelkeby has been appointed as country retail manager with responsibility for the UK and Ireland.Taking over from Javier Quiñones, who joins Ikea USA as country retail manager, Mr Jelkeby will continue to ...


Covers Brighton raises £35,000 for Cancer Research 2 May 2019

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Brighton has helped charity supporters from Newick RFC in East Sussex raise £35,000 for Cancer Research during a special rugby match.The event, which was called Newick RFC Kicks Cancer into Touch, was ...


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