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Westland acquires William Sinclair 31-Jul-2015
Westland Horticulture has acquired William Sinclair and has immediately taken the business out of administration.

Homebase 'normal price' claim was misleading 29-Jul-2015
Homebase has been taken to task by the ad watchdog for failing to prove that a product had previously sold at the 'normal price' stated.

Ruxley Rose garden centre finalists revealed 29-Jul-2015
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced the names of the finalist garden centres in its re-vamped Ruxley Rose competition.

Carl Kammerling sponsors young electrician in WorldSkills competition 29-Jul-2015
Hand tools and security supplier Carl Kammerling International is supporting Team UK in the WorldSkills competition 2015 in São Paulo.

Birds and bees push gnomes out of the garden 28-Jul-2015
Hot tubs, built-in barbecues and bee houses are in but wind chimes, windmills and white plastic patio furniture are out.

Hardware shop owner denies child sex images charge 27-Jul-2015
The owner of a Liverpool hardware shop has told a jury that he did not download hundreds of images of child sex abuse.

Chocolate bathrooms melt awards judges' hearts 27-Jul-2015
Bathrooms.com has been shortlisted for PR Week's Best Use of a Small Budget Award for a campaign created around chocolate bathrooms.

Wantage hardware shop expands with new decor outlet 27-Jul-2015
An Oxfordshire hardware independent is significantly growing its decor offer by expanding into the shop next door.

Garden centres celebrate more GCA regional wins 27-Jul-2015
More garden centres across the country have been celebrating following the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) further announcements of its regional award winners.

GCA South Thames winners revealed 24-Jul-2015
The winners of the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) South Thames regional awards were revealed during a presentation on Wednesday, July 22 at Haskins Garden Centre.

B&Q's Q2 sales uplift boosted by outdoor products 23-Jul-2015
Kingfisher's Q2 results released today reveal a 2.6% increase at B&Q, while Screwfix storms ahead, up 28.3%, boosted by the opening of 11 new trade counters during the period.

Victoria Plumb rebrands ahead of launch into bedrooms 22-Jul-2015
Online-only retailer Victoria Plumb has dropped its 'b' and rebranded as VictoriaPlum.com as it prepares to expand from bathrooms into bedrooms.

GCA reveals Midlands area winners 22-Jul-2015
Planters Garden Centre - Bretby and Webbs of Wychbold are celebrating their titles of Best Garden Centre (GC) and Best Destination Garden Centre (DGC) respectively in the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) Midlands region awards, announced this week.

DIY spend rides wave of consumer confidence 22-Jul-2015
Spend in DIY stores experienced a surge in the second quarter of the year, driven by growing consumer confidence.

Kingfisher products win international design awards 22-Jul-2015
Kingfisher has won a series of design awards for several of its products, including a door chime, sealant applicator and lawnmower.

Langlands adds third garden centre with Sheffield acquisition 22-Jul-2015
The Garden Style garden centre in Sheffield has been sold to Langlands Garden Centres, adding to its two existing centres in York and Leeds.

Logistics crisis sparks big shed development boom 21-Jul-2015
Chronic undersupply in the logistics market sparked a 16m sq ft 'big shed' development boom in the first half of 2015, including 7.6m sq ft of speculative development - the highest total since since 2007.

Gardman provides the tools for garden makeover 21-Jul-2015
Patients at a Northamptonshire hospice now have rooms with a view after volunteers transformed their garden with help from Gardman.

Mocap buys William Beckett Plastic Packaging 21-Jul-2015
American firm Mocap LLC, of Park Hills, Missouri, through its subsidiary of Mocap Ltd., has successfully completed the acquisition of Sheffield-based William Beckett Plastic Packaging.

GCA announces North Thames winners 21-Jul-2015
Sunshine Garden Centre and Burston Rose & Garden Centre were declared Best Garden Centre (GC) and Best Destination Garden Centre (DGC) respectively as the Garden Centre Association (GCA) unveiled its area award winners for the North Thames region.


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Latest product news

Duck Tape partners with Disney's Frozen 15-Jul-2015
Duck Tape is expanding its adhesive tape collection with a UK move into licensed tapes - starting with Disney's smash hit Frozen.

Sterling presents chains and ropes range 15-Jul-2015
Sterling Locks' range of chains, ropes and related accessories has opened up another avenue of sales for stockists.

Outback takes barbecuing to new levels 15-Jul-2015
Amongst three newcomers on Outback International UK's stand at this year's Solex exhibition were Half and Full Drum charcoal barbecues.

Be comfortable in style with Leisure Grow 15-Jul-2015
Leisure Grow's Saigon range is made exclusively in Vietnam, where it has been crafted by hand to give the natural look and feel of wicker, says the company.

Fallen Fruits cushions are second nature 15-Jul-2015
Fallen Fruits is offering a fun collection of printed garden cushions for the summer garden market.

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Latest people news

John Ashley appointed as new Greenfingers chairman 21-Jul-2015
John Ashley has been named as the new chairman of Greenfingers, the charity that creates inspiring outdoor spaces for children in hospices around the country.

Yale appoints new head of national accounts, trade 20-Jul-2015
Chris Hardman has been appointed as head of national accounts, trade at Yale and will be working closely with the security specialist's builder's merchant customers.

Long service rewarded at Wyevale Nurseries 14-Jul-2015
Members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford were recently presented with medals to honour their long service to the company.

Wienerberger appoints new sustainability adviser 13-Jul-2015
Manufacturer of wall, roof and landscaping products, Wienerberger, has announced the appointment of Stephanie Palmer as its new sustainability adviser.

New md for J Rotherham 13-Jul-2015
The fourth generation of the Rotherham family is taking the helm as managing director of stone masonry company J Rotherham.

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