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Independent Retailers to Get £100 Off Orders at Exclusively

Independent retailers visiting this year’s live Exclusively Show, which returns to The Business Design Centre, Islington on 24th and 25th August, can not only claim back up to £50 worth of travel expenses but are potentially going to benefit from an extra bonus – The Exclusively £100 Gift Voucher – …

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IHA Launches Homepage News

The International Housewares Association has launched HomePage News, the Home and Housewares Business Authority. HomePage News, launching this week with a dynamic B2B website for in-depth industry news and information, is the authoritative communication resource for the industry, according to Derek Miller, IHA president. “The closing of some traditional home …

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Sean Daly Joins IHA as Vice President, Member and Buyer Relations

Sean Daly has joined the International Housewares Association as vice president, member and buyer relations. Daly has more than 25 years’ experience in the housewares industry, with an emphasis on global sales and marketing, which he honed while working for several IHA-member companies. Most recently Daly was a partner with …

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What More UK Acquires New Machinery

What More UK has taken delivery of their latest consignment of machinery. Earlier this year the firm announced it will be investing £20 million in its Altham manufacturing site and this equipment represents a sizable part of that investment. The machines have now arrived and been installed in the company’s …

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New Manager for Squire’s in Chertsey

Rupert Sleight has been appointed Garden Centre Manager at Squire’s in Chertsey. Sleigh has worked in horticulture for sixteen years and has been at Squire’s Garden Centres for over five years, with previous roles as assistant manager at Squire’s in Cobham, West Horsley, Milford and most recently Badshot Lea. Sarah …

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Product development central to What More UK

What More UK’s great success has been underpinned by continual product development. Company Director Tony Grimshaw explained: “Trends and fashions are always changing and that’s especially true in the housewares market where people want products that work with their interior decorations. “We always try to keep one step ahead and …

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The Big Give and The Rainy Day Trust partner

Message from Bryan Clover: “Each year, the Big Give launches a campaign to provide match funding for charities at Christmas.  We are part of their programme and from now until xx Aug 21, if you or your business pledge to donate to our Christmas Appeal, and we realize at least …

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Remembering Ruth Cutter

In very sad news, Ruth Cutter, the former Managing Director of ICTC died suddenly on Tuesday 22nd June. Our thoughts are with her partner Mark, her family and countless friends/colleagues both inside and outside of the industry. A full obituary will follow soon.

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New Managing Director of Burgess & Leigh

Jim Norman has been promoted to managing director of Burgess & Leigh. Jim joined Burgess & Leigh in 2015 as marketing manager and business tea leader from Parker Pens where he worked on repositioning the brand in the UK. Jim was soon promoted to commercial director at Burgess & Leigh …

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New Non-Executive Directors at Squire’s Garden Centres

 Squire’s Garden Centres has appointed two new non-executive Directors, Rob Collins and Tony Perkins. Rob Collins has held various roles within the John Lewis partnership and recently retired as MD of Waitrose. Tony Perkins was Audit Lead Partner at BDO, a top five international accounting firm, where he worked with …

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