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Sales have shot up 23% since a Welsh DIY store opened its new drive-through

The new-look Leekes' Building Centre was officially opened in June after the firm identified a local market in Llantrisant, Glamorgan for easy access to building materials and cost-effective ranges. 
17 November 2008

Henkel managing director Kim Walker has stepped down after 22 years

The long serving MD has been planning his retirement for some time, and, says the company, the timing of his departure is entirely unrelated to the 58% fall in profits announced earlier this month. 
13 November 2008

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The lates issue of DIY Week (August 23) includes our annual DIY Retail Leaders supplement, which details the top players within the UK DIY ... Read More >>