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Wyevale Nurseries picks up on garden do-it-for-me trend 6-Jul-2015
The do-it-for-me (DIFM) trend is emerging not only alongside DIY but in the garden industry too, says Wyevale Nurseries, which believes the move will see a bigger demand for garden designers and landscapers.

Glee has Best Organising Team of the Year 6-Jul-2015
The team at Glee are celebrating winning a prestigious accolade by the event organisers' leading trade body, the Association of Event Organisers.

Greenfingers calls for last donations from Garden Re-Leaf Day 6-Jul-2015
Greenfingers is calling for any remaining monies raised from Garden Re-Leaf Day in March to be sent in to allow the final tally of this year's activities to be calculated.

Roundup Gel gets green light in Germany 6-Jul-2015
Regulatory authorities in Germany have approved the newest addition to the Roundup weedkiller brand - Roundup Gel.

Support for new two-day Totally gains momentum 6-Jul-2015
The Totally DIY:Totally Tools organiser Brintex is reporting strong support for the new format and timing of the event taking place next year.

Abus is Most Innovative Brand of the Year 6-Jul-2015
Security specialist Abus has been named Most Innovative Brand of the Year at Germany's Plus X Award - the highest accolade the award jury can give.

Full-year sales and profit up at Wyevale GC 6-Jul-2015
Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) said 2014 had been a "transformational" year, as it released annual figures showing growth in both sales and profits.

Squire's scoops Silver Gilt at Hampton Court show 1-Jul-2015
Squire's Garden Centres is celebrating a Silver Gilt win at this week's RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which opened yesterday and runs until Sunday.

Like-for-likes up again at Topps 1-Jul-2015
Topps Tiles grew like-for-like revenues by 5.9% in its third quarter, reflecting continued growth in market share, the company said today.

Norcros acquires Croydex for £21.9m 1-Jul-2015
Tile and bathroom products supplier Norcros has bought out Croydex Group in a deal worth £21.9m.

Beleaguered Wm Sinclair seeks 'significant funding' 30-Jun-2015
William Sinclair said today that it needed "significant progress towards a funding solution in the next few weeks", as it revealed a half-year slump in sales and profit.

DIY drives surge in Pinterest use 30-Jun-2015
Pinterest, the website that allows people to upload their own images and browse other people's, says DIY is now users' favourite topic.

Glee launches market intelligence reports for buyers 30-Jun-2015
Glee organiser i2i Events Group is launching a new resource of market data and intelligence for retailers.
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Construction workers 'lack confidence to do DIY' 29-Jun-2015
Almost half of construction workers don't do DIY jobs around their own home - either because they don't have the time or confidence.

£11m funding will drive growth at Stewart 29-Jun-2015
Stewart, the British manufacturer of plastic home and garden products, is poised for significant expansion after securing multi-million-pound funding.

Homebase sheds light on booming storage sales 29-Jun-2015
Householders are seemingly turning to creative ways of increasing storage space in their homes, with Homebase reporting a 200% year-on-year surge in sales of plastic sheds.

Garden centres back Cultivation Street campaign 29-Jun-2015
Leading garden centres, Kew Gardens and The Princes Foundation for Building Community are all getting behind national gardening campaign Cultivation Street in 2015.

Sabichi opens homewares concept within Dreams 29-Jun-2015
Homewares brand Sabichi has partnered with leading UK bed specialist Dreams to open a new concept within its Watford Dreams at Home store.

BIRA hits the road to help retailers 29-Jun-2015
The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) will be taking to the road again this summer to speak with independent retailers in towns across the UK, providing a range of ideas to help their businesses.

Homebase on the lookout for next generation of interior designers 29-Jun-2015
Homebase is offering 14 young people an opportunity to join its training scheme designed to help them gain experience and qualifications in interior design and decorating.

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Latest product news

Bond It launches new render bonding agent 30-Jun-2015
Bond It is making it easier for professionals to achieve superior results when applying concrete, brickwork and blockwork render, with a new exterior render keying agent.

One For All has solutions for TVs 30-Jun-2015
One For All has a new range of TV brackets called Solid, bringing additional models to the Smart, Slim and Ultra Slim ranges to meet customers' increased needs.

Bosmere has it covered in the garden 24-Jun-2015
Bosmere will be showcasing its full range of stylish garden covers at Solex in Hall 5 stand 630, including new colours, new packaging and new technically-advanced materials.

A range of innovative and robust storage solutions 24-Jun-2015
Made in New Zealand from BPA and phthalate-free material, SISTEMAS’s new range offers innovative and robust home and garage storage solutions.

A cleaning classic, from Bentley 24-Jun-2015
Part of the English Heritage range from Bentley, this mop and bucket set is a quintessentially English cleaning classic.

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Latest people news

Squire's people get on their bikes for charity 7-Jul-2015
Staff from Squire's Long Ditton, Surrey garden centre took on a static bike challenge to raise money for the Momentum charity.

Squire's helps build careers in horticulture 6-Jul-2015
Squire's Garden Centres has selected two new people selected to take part in its "Grow Our Own" apprenticeship scheme.

New manager will introduce Suki hardware and tools to UK 6-Jul-2015
Known throughout Europe, German hardware and hand tools company is bringing its extensive product ranges and merchandising solutions to the UK, with the appointment of Chris Cullen as UK country manager.

WD-40 winner is off to Wales Rally GB 1-Jul-2015
London-based mechanic Wayne Brooks has been crowned the winner of the WD-40 Be My Mechanic competition, following a live final which took place at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Bolsius sales manager John Barthorpe dies 29-Jun-2015
Bolsius UK sales manager for UK & Ireland John Barthorpe has died after a period of illness.

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