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John Lewis Partnership offers help for frontline workers

Retailer creates wellbeing area for staff at NHS Nightingale London  and joins forces with the BMA to deliver 60,000 essentials to key NHS staff. 
9 April 2020

Further evidence to support DIY boom during lockdown

As Easter approaches and social distancing measures remain in place, 12.5 million British households are planning to keep busy with DIY jobs in the coming weeks. 
8 April 2020

HTA launches ‘Plants Near Me’

To help connect growers with the public, the HTA  has launched the ‘Plants Near Me’ webpage 
8 April 2020

Henkel donates 50,000 litres of disinfectant

As part of its global solidarity programme in the fight against the corona crisis, Henkel has announced that it will provide production capacities at short notice in order to produce disinfectants. 
7 April 2020

John Lewis thanks partners

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that all non-management Partners and first level managers working from 12 April will receive a recognition award of £25 for each week worked in May and June. (£200 in total) 
7 April 2020

New Greenfingers patron announced

TV gardening personality, David Domoney, has recently been confirmed as the Greenfingers Charity’s newest Patron 
6 April 2020

Brits turning to DIY in lockdown

Mowing the lawn, jet-washing the patio and polishing surfaces until they shine are among the most satisfying DIY jobs, according to a survey by Draper Tools 
6 April 2020

BHETA launches credit forum for DIY Suppliers

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is launching a new series of credit crisis forums tailored specifically to the needs of its DIY supplier members. 
3 April 2020

Kingfisher provides £1 million worth of PPE equipment and funding for health services across Europe

Kingfisher is committed to supporting our communities and governments to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. 
2 April 2020

Interest in decking surges during lockdown

Google searches for decking in the UK doubled in the week the nation was put on lockdown, according to new research from Composite Prime. 
1 April 2020

New online tool for plants

With the EU plant passport directive which has been in place since 14 December 2019, the regulations on the labelling of plants intended for planting have been tightened. 
1 April 2020

Concerns over horticultural industry during pandemic

A major part of the UK’s gardening industry worth £1.4 billion, which includes hundreds of family businesses up and down the country, could be destroyed following the UK coronavirus shutdown, claims the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA). 
31 March 2020

Positive registration figures for Christmasworld 2021

Despite coronavirus and the emergency situation worldwide, by now more than 670 exhibitors have decided to attend Christmasworld in Frankfurt am Main from 29 January to 2 February 2021. 
31 March 2020

Millennials struggling with DIY in lockdown

MyJobQuote looked at Google Trends over the last seven days to find out which search terms have increased the most. 
31 March 2020

HTA announces payment holiday

Recognising the difficult period for garden industry businesses through this unprecedented time the HTA has announced a three-month subscription payment holiday for all members. 
30 March 2020

LifestyleGarden supports retailers during lockdown

LifestyleGarden has taken steps to ensure that extensive stock of its product portfolio is readily available to its customers including those set-up with transactional webstores,in a bid to meet consumer demand during the nationwide lockdown. 
30 March 2020

Gima awards cancelled

The 40th Annual GIMA Awards have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. 
30 March 2020

Burg-Wächter offers community support during Covid-19 crisis

Burg-Wächter has today announced it is amending its unique outreach scheme that offers support to community causes. 
27 March 2020

Evergreen Garden Care launches Coronavirus statement

Evergreen Garden Care, the leading garden care company outside North America, has released a company statement regarding the current Covid-19 crisis. 
27 March 2020

Concern over government rescue package for self-employed workers

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has welcomed tonight's rescue plan for the self-employed. but has raised concerns that many of its members still won't benefit. 
27 March 2020

What do you think?

The coronavirus (Covid-19) is affecting everyone and completely changed our way of lives for the foreseeable future. Small business owners and the self-employed have been hit particularly hard financially, with many not being able to work or having to close up completely. DIY Week is keen to learn how you are coping and to share this information with others who may well be in the same boat, so thank you for taking part in this survey.
How has your business been affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic?

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