Published on 6 - January - 2010
Obituary: Barry DigbyBarry Digby, the former advertisement manager and then publisher of DIY Superstore magazine, died on Monday January 4. He was 65.
Mr Digby became a high-profile industry figure in the 1980s as advertisement manager of DIY Superstore, and also of its sister publication Hardware Independent until it ceased publication in the mid-1980s. When the magazine's owner Trade Media Ltd put DIY Superstore up for sale in the late 1980s, he bought the title and set up a company to publish it, naming the business after his dog: Wesley Barker.
He then sold DIY Superstore to Faversham House Group in 1993, and continued to work with FHG as a consultant for several years. DIY Superstore remained a part of the FHG home improvement portfolio alongside Hardware & Garden Review until it too ceased publication in 2004.
Mr Digby subsequently worked as a sales consultant on the DIY & Home Improvement Show, before retiring from the media world and setting up a bed-and-breakfast business at Stow on the Wold with his wife Linda.
The funeral is at mid-day on Wednesday January 13, at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon.
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