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Trade park creates new jobs in Royston

A new Trade Park on Royston industrial estate has created a number of new jobs for local residents, thanks to investment from builders’ merchant Jewson.The Royston Trade Park will now serve as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for building, plumbing, heating and ...
15 December 2017 0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: A smaller-format Bunnings and its smallest Warehouse yet set to open

The Wesfarmers-owned group will open a new Bunnings store on the site of former Homebase branches in Bicester and its smallest Bunnings Warehouse yet in Walton on Thames ...
15 December 2017 0 Comments

Entrepreneur and sewing bee judge backs creativity at GCA conference

The entrepreneur made famous for his role as a judge on BBC’s ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ is speaking at the Garden Centre Association’s 2018 conference.As well as appearing on TV, and despite having no fashion experience and being an engineer by ...
15 December 2017 0 Comments People News

2018 DIY Week Awards judging panels announced

We can officially revealed the two judging panels for the 2018 DIY Week Awards, which take place on Friday, May 11 at the Park Plaza Victoria in London.Judging the supplier categories will be: Judging the retail categories...
15 December 2017 0 Comments

Tile Trader’s “Tiling for a Good Cause” winner announced

Online retailer Tile has revealed that Complete Kidz, a community interest company in the West Midlands, has won its competition and bagged a bespoke tiling makeover worth £500 to transform its community centre.The retailer’s “Tiling ...
14 December 2017 0 Comments People News

Bunnings Warehouse opens its first store in South Yorkshire

Home improvement and garden retailer Bunnings Warehouse officially opened its doors in Rotherham today (14 December).The new store is located on Parkgate, is over 70,000 square feet offers customers more than 30,000 leading home improvement and ...
14 December 2017 0 Comments

Rapid online growth for home improvement products, while DIY stores retain a strong position

Research from the USP Marketing Consultancy has shown that the purchase channel most often used by European consumers is the DIY store, and the share of online shops has risen considerably. That is one of the results of the Q3 report from the ...
13 December 2017 0 Comments

Amtech lights the way with outdoor model

Amtech is launching a new and powerful 160 lumen sensor light which has a 3m motion detection range, as well as two light settings – making ...
24 November 2017
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