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Obituary: Arnold Kammerling (1935 – 2024)

Carl Kammerling International are sad to announce that Arnold Kammerling, former Chairman and Managing Director of Carl Kammerling International (CKI), passed away on 29th January 2024 at 88 years of age. He was the last surviving family member of ... 
15 February 2024

BHETA recruits Lee Martin as Sector Manager for DIY and Garden

BHETA has appointed Lee Martin as its new DIY Sector Manager for Home Improvement and Garden. His role will be to support existing members with added value initiatives in the home and garden markets, as well as building the membership base through ... 
19 November 2023

QEP-UK announces two new appointments to its management team

Following the acquisition of QEP-UK by the Boyce Family Group, QEP UK Holdings Ltd, a worldwide leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of tiling, flooring and underlay installation solutions, today announced two senior management ... 
17 October 2023

The AMES Companies appoints new Operations Director

As the AMES Companies’ expansion plans continue apace, a new Operation Director – David Wright – has joined the team to ensure a smooth transition into season 24 and beyond. Responsible for all operational activities from supply chain and ... 
21 September 2023

MKM appoints new Head of Plumbing, Heating and Bathrooms

Leading independent builder’s merchant MKM has appointed Rik Pepper as its new Head of Plumbing, Heating and Bathrooms. With three decades of industry experience, Rik brings a vast knowledge of trade trends and innovative new products to MKM. Rik ... 
24 August 2023

Drayton appoints new product owner

Drayton has welcomed Merlin Milner as Product Owner for Water-based Heating Systems, who will support the leading controls manufacturer in expanding its offering of smart home solutions, including its Wiser and Digistat ranges. Merlin joins ... 
24 August 2023

New Head of Marketing for Harris Brushes

Leading DIY painting and decorating brand Harris has appointed Lauren Shaw as Head of Marketing for DIY.A highly experienced marketeer with over 15 years experience, Lauren has previously worked with other leading brands including Amtico and Massey ... 
17 July 2023

ERA extends its commitment to sustainability with new appointment

ERA, leading home security and fenestration component expert, has further cemented its commitment to sustainability with the appointment of Lara Coutinho as the company’s new Sustainability Programme Manager. Lara, who has over 10 years’ experience ... 
24 June 2023

Adam Banks wins Garland’s ‘Sales Agent of the Year’

The coveted ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award presented by Garland Products has been won in 2023 by Adam Banks, the newest member of the company’s team. Adam joined the team as a partner to Andy Burton in late 2021 to represent Garland throughout the ... 
22 June 2023

New National Account Manager at Burg-Wächter

Burg-Wächter, Germany’s security specialist, has appointed Darren Nicholson as National Account Manager. With over thirty years’ experience in the DIY trade, via both retail and sales roles in national DIY, grocers, high street and builder’s ... 
14 April 2023

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