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DIY Week Awards: Entry opens Monday

Entry into the retailer and supplier categories of the 2018 DIY Week Awards will open on Monday, September 25. With a host of all-new categories recognising excellence and innovation, the awards could be the perfect time for your company or product ...
22 September 2017 0 Comments

Homebase halts home delivery as website is revamped

Homebase’s home delivery service has temporarily halted as new owners Bunnings works to move the business to a new web platform.Wesfarmers, the Australian conglomerate that owns Bunnings, acquired Homebase last year as part of an attempt to enter ...
22 September 2017 1 Comments

Decco announces regional trade shows

Home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco is to hold six regional trade shows between now and the start of 2018The first of the trade shows took place in Belfast on September 19 at the La Mon Hotel, with further evets set to take place on the ...
22 September 2017 0 Comments

Sugru to double retail presence with new family-safe glue

The inventor behind the world's first mouldable glue, Sugru, has today launched a brand new Family-Safe, Skin-Friendly Formula expected to double the brand's presence in retail by the end of 2018.Sugru's new Family-Safe formula will be available ...
22 September 2017 0 Comments

Coleman's Garden Centre creates 100 new jobs with a £5million Investment in Templepatrick

Templepatrick based garden centre Colemans, has unveiled plans for a £5million investment to renovate and extend its facilities over the coming months, with an official opening of the new site expected this Autumn. Coleman’s Garden Centre has gained ...
21 September 2017 0 Comments

AkzoNobel studies plans to build world-class EHEC plant

AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business is studying plans to build a world-class plant for its Bermocoll® business, which supplies essential ingredients for the paint and buildings and construction industries. This comes after an announcement from ...
21 September 2017 0 Comments

Kingfisher first half profit exceed expectations

Half-year profits at B&Q and Screwfix parent, Kingfisher have fallen 5.9% to £402 million amid what the company describes as “business disruption” on the second year of iits five-year transformation.Kingfisher made an underlying pretax profit of ...
20 September 2017 0 Comments

Squire's Shortlisted for 'Best Garden Centre' by the Express

Squire’s Garden Centres has been shortlisted for ‘Best Garden Centre’ by the Express in their inaugural Home & Living Awards. These awards celebrate the UK’s best household products, services and retailers. As well as recognising style, value ...
20 September 2017 0 Comments

Nicholas Marshall joins line up for HTA Garden Futures Conference

Dobbies CEO and former Wyevale boss, Nicholas Marshall has joined the line-up of speakers for this year’s HTA Garden Futures Conference, where he will be interviewed by journalist Cathy Newman.Mr Marshall, who boasts over 30 years’ experience in the ...
19 September 2017 0 Comments

Kingfisher profits expected to fall in first half update

Last month, B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher issued an underwhelming second-quarter trading update which has caused speculation as to whether the first half update will provide news of lower profits due to the wetter weather during the Summer ...
19 September 2017 0 Comments

Shurtape makes it a straight eight on TV for Duck and Frog

14 September 2017

T-Rex bites broadcast media for A/W 2017

14 September 2017

Plasplugs Ovalok holds things fast

14 September 2017

Vitrex kits to get DIY tilers started

13 September 2017

Gorilla Glue expands into sealants

13 September 2017

Lechuza grows its team with key appointment

21 September 2017

Forest Garden employees put best welly forward for charity

20 September 2017

Henkel appoints new GM for UK adhesives business

20 September 2017

Akzo announces Maarten De Vries as Chief Financial Officer

19 September 2017

Home Hardware appoints Michael Smith as head of sales

15 September 2017

Centurion Europe appoint new area sales managers

15 September 2017
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