Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

September 2019

Antony Harker steps down from MD role at AMES 26 September 2019

After nearly two years of hard work under Antony Harker's leadership, the AMES UK team have said it is proud of its achievements; delivering the business integration of Kelkay, La Hacienda and Anchorfast Products (now Woodshaw), transforming brands, ...


Boyd Douglas-Davies named new HTA president 11 September 2019

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), which took place at Glee on 11 September, saw the appointment of Boyd Douglas-Davies as HTA president.Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, has taken over ...


John Lewis Partnership appoints independent directors 9 September 2019

The department store chain’s parent firm has created brand new roles, which will report to the chairman, and are designed to provide insight and challenge to the Partnership.Both roles are full-time and are in addition to the three non-executive ...


Malcolm Scott Consultants appoints new associate 5 September 2019

Garden centre planning and design specialists Malcolm Scott Consultants has expanded its Worcester-based team with the appointment of Andrew Burton as a new associate. Mr Burton ran three centres in the Garden and Leisure Group for 14 years and, ...


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