Ian Follett has retired as a director of Home Hardware after serving 24 years in the role for the organisation.
He previously worked as a salesman for Judge and was general manager of Malletts in Truro for many years. He was then appointed a non-executive director of Home Hardware. Ian also held the post of national president of the British Hardware Federation in 1997.
Home Hardware chairman David Adams said: “We really appreciate Ian’s outstanding contribution to Home Hardware, both as a member of the promotions and marketing committee and also serving as a director since 1991. We express our sincere best wishes for his retirement and hope to still enjoy his company at future Home Hardware events.”
Home Hardware is dealer-owned and claimed to be the largest organisation of its kind in the UK for independent hardware stores. It has over 400 members including independent hardware retailers, housewares shops, cookshops, ironmongers and garden centres.
Owned by the retailers it serves, Home Hardware enables its members to compete against multiple high street names and DIY superstores by combining their buying power.
l-r: Nick Pedlar (non-executive director of Home Hardware), Ian Follett and David Adams (chairman of Home Hardware). Ian was presented with a retirement gift of a painting of his local golf course.