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BHETA members rub shoulders with Dunelm buying team

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s latest Meet The Buyer day with new retail partner, the home décor retailer, Dunelm was a resounding success.
6 December 2016 0 Comments

Barry DIY independent celebrates 125 years of trading

Silver Star DIY of Barry, Wales, is celebrating 125 years of business, spanning depression, recession and two world wars.
5 December 2016 0 Comments

M&S could face £500m bill for re-organisation plans

Marks and Spencer could have to pay at least £500m to fund its plans to close 60 of its stores and invest more heavily in its food business.
5 December 2016 0 Comments

Schneider Electric joins BHETA

Schneider Electric is the latest company to join the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).
5 December 2016 0 Comments

Paving company pledges £500 for charity in memory of employee

Following the tragic death of employee Tony Marshall earlier this year, groundwork and civil engineering specialist Rudridge will be donating the £500 usually spent on Christmas cards and postage to charity.
2 December 2016 0 Comments

Animal rights campaigners accuse Scotsdales of cruelty

A Facebook group and petition have been launched calling for Scotsdales Garden Centre in Cambridgeshire to stop using live reindeer in their Christmas displays, claiming it is cruel and "completely inadequate for their welfare."
1 December 2016 0 Comments

Centurion gains ISO accreditation

Doncaster-based Centurion Europe, supplier of hardware, garden, housewares and safety products, has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification after thorough external audits by an accredited registrar company.
1 December 2016 0 Comments

Garden centre's £1m re-fit could be torn down

Charnley's Home and Garden store in Dalton has recently undergone a £1m extension, but the business' new mezzanine level could face being torn down after a vote by Barrow Borough Council.
30 November 2016 0 Comments

Man approaches garden centre staff with a gun

Wiltshire police are on the hunt for a man who approached staff at Whitehall Garden Centre, Lacock, wearing a balaclava and in possession of a firearm.
30 November 2016 0 Comments

Bunnings' takeover of Homebase costs Habitat £18m

Furniture retailer Habitat has posted positive turnover figures for its year ending February 27, 2016, but has revealed an 'exceptional items charge' of £12.4m, resulting in losses of £18m.
30 November 2016 0 Comments

Topps Tiles enjoys "record sales" of £215m for FY16

The UK's largest tile specialist Topps Tiles has released its figures for the 52 weeks ending 1 October, with sales up 4.2% like-for-like for the period.
29 November 2016 0 Comments

Spectrum delivers all your sign needs

1 December 2016

Bright Spark enjoys success following launch of Solar Sensor LED

1 December 2016

Super bright range from Smart Garden

1 December 2016

High quality LED replacements from Sam's Trade Centre

24 November 2016

All your electrical accessory and equipment needs from Centurion

24 November 2016

Mike Jones appointed new MD of Fetim Group

29 November 2016

Plaut International welcomes new sales director for DIY

28 November 2016

B&Q mum-of-two customer advisor stars in retailer's Christmas ad

23 November 2016

Yale appoints new member of Smart Living team

16 November 2016

Palace date for What More UK Director to collect OBE honour

15 November 2016

Andy McIndoe becomes the voice of Vitax Garden World

7 November 2016
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re: Wickes: More complaints from employees

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Forklift drivers are no linger paid extra as of this summer. Its an added risk. I have been advised not to take the FLT training...

re: Homebase sales fly since Bunnings takeover

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great news for the store teams , good to see stock on shelves but a long way to go to make the business sustainable, although this might ...

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Surely stupid to drive home with a can of paint/ varnish with it loose in the back of car / on the floor or in the boot.Presumably factory ...

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