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HTA and APL shortlisted for awards

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) have been shortlisted for a number of awards relating to their events, publications and website.
24 February 2017 0 Comments

Christmasworld 2017 hailed a “complete success”

Organisers have reported another successful Christmasworld tradeshow, with more than 10,700 trade buyers attending across the seasonal trade event and sister shows Paperworld and Creativeworld
24 February 2017 0 Comments

Analysts give ‘sell’ rating for Kingfisher stock

B&Q and Screwfix parent, Kingfisher plc has earned an average ‘sell’ rating for its stock this week, as investor analysts covering the company asses its share performanc
23 February 2017 0 Comments

Greater call for British-made products

Demand for UK-made goods increased in recent months, with total order books improving further, but prices are expected to ris
23 February 2017 1 Comments

Garden centre loses High Court battle over green belt row

Hare Hatch Sheeplands, near Twyford, has lost a battle in the High Court over its use of green belt land.
22 February 2017 0 Comments

B&Q recalls 25 'dangerous' light fittings

B&Q has recalled 25 light fittings sold in its stores between February 2014 and February 2017 due to the risk of parts falling from the fixtures and injuring people.
22 February 2017 1 Comments

Jewson promises pay increase for staff

Builders merchant, Jewson has announced plans to increase its employees’ wages ahead of the Government’s introduction of the National Living Wage later this year.
21 February 2017 0 Comments

Dobbies and Decco to speak at GIMA Day Conference

The Garden Industry Manufacturer's Association (GIMA) has announced that Dobbies Garden Centres ceo John Cleland and Decco's ceo designate Charlie Lacey will be speaking at the next GIMA day conference.
20 February 2017 0 Comments

Axminster Tools recognised as a top 250 ecommerce retailer

Devon-based Axminster Tools & Machinery has recently been listed in the top 250 ecommerce and cross-channel retailers as detailed in the Internet Retailing UK (IRUK) Top 500 report 2017, moving up a level from the top 350 group where the company was placed in 2016.
17 February 2017 0 Comments

AMA Market Report: Mixed bag for DIY and building products

The UK building and home improvement products distribution market is a large, mature market and as such tends to experience modest year on year change.
17 February 2017 0 Comments

Doors close on Totally as show reveals new branding for next year

Totally DIY & Tools closed doors on this year's two-day exhibition at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, this week – but plans are already underway to re-brand the event as the National DIY Show and move its February date to June.
16 February 2017 2 Comments

Briers' very British range

23 February 2017

Precision tapes from Fisco

23 February 2017

STV adds to Zero pest control range

22 February 2017

Addis boasts award-winning and adaptable offer

22 February 2017

Yale puts homeowners fully in control with the Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock

22 February 2017

Jewson sponsors cyclist in Giro d’Italia challenge

24 February 2017

Wilkinson Sword supports veteran charity

24 February 2017

Gardman appoints garden centre independents team director

21 February 2017

New marketing director for Screwfix

16 February 2017

Lowe's long-timer to be awarded Global DIY Lifetime Award

15 February 2017

New general manager for Global DIY Summit

10 February 2017
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