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Homebase launches affordable Christmas tree range

Homebase has announced its prices on all 5-7ft Nordman real Christmas trees, which are available from £15 ahead of the festive period. Available in-stores, this deal is available nationwide until stock lasts. 
29 November 2019

Horticultural 'Oscars' announced

Held at The Savoy, London, on Thursday 21 November, the Garden Media Guild Awards were attended by more than 350 of gardening’s industry professionals including DIY Week's editorial team. 
28 November 2019

HTA promotes National Tree Week

As part of this week’s National Tree Week activities (23 November – 1 December), the HTA has partnered with The Tree Council and the Daily Mail newspaper to use the National Garden Gift Voucher scheme to encourage tree sales through HTA member businesses. 
28 November 2019

First speaker confirmed for GCA 2020 conference

Environmentalist Trewin Restorick has been announced as the first speaker booked for the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in Bristol in January. The event takes place from 26-29 January 2020. 
27 November 2019

Study finds £13,000 is spent on home improvements in first year of ownership

British homeowners spend more than £13,000 on home improvements in the first year of purchasing a new home, according to new research. 
27 November 2019

Positive retail figures for houseplant and pet categories

The changeable wet Autumn weather of 2019 may have dampened outdoor plant sales in October, but houseplant and pet categories performed particularly well this month. Houseplants saw an increase of 39% compared to October last year, and pets and aquatic sales were up 31% in month to month comparisons. 
26 November 2019

Vitax grows soldier charity fund

The sale of one of Vitax’s leading gardening products has helped to grow the funds of a national charity by over £11,000. 
26 November 2019

BHETA hosts 'Meet the Buyer' day

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) held another of its 'Meet The Buyer' retail networking days with home and hardware retailer, Wilko and welcomed 55 suppliers to West Retford Hall in Nottinghamshire for over 100 appointments with members of the buying team. 
26 November 2019

Snape & Sons celebrate winning 'Retailer of the Year'

Craig & Cheryl Snape of Snapes & Sons Home Hardware are celebrating having been announced as winners of 'Home Hardware Retailer of the Year' at Home Hardware's Convention on Saturday 16 November 2019. 
25 November 2019

The Telegraph select Amtech as a key brand of interest

DK Tools Limited and its Amtech brand, has been identified and selected by The Telegraph Business Club for its senior business community, as one of 15 cross-industry companies to watch out for in 2020. 
25 November 2019

Wood Awards 2019 winners announced

The winners of the annual Wood Awards were announced at a ceremony held on the 19 November at Carpenters’ Hall in London hosted by Priya Khanchandani, editor of Icon magazine. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is free to enter and aims to ... 
24 November 2019

Houseplant sales grow again

The UK's love for indoor plants shows no sign of diminishing according to the Garden Centre Association (GCA), as new research claims most flatsharers own at least one houseplant each. 
22 November 2019

B&Q unveils completely new kitchen offering

B&Q has unveiled its new kitchen offering - the first completely new range of kitchens to be launched by the home improvement brand in 10 years - as well as a new instore experience and digital tools to help customers create the kitchen of their ... 
21 November 2019

Industry prepares for Jewson Live

Jewson Live  is returning to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK, for a fifth year this December. 
21 November 2019

Wheelbarrow firm stars in 'Made in Britain'

A Walsall wheelbarrow company shared the secrets of its success in this week's Made in Britain. Made in Britain on ITV4 is narrated by actor and comedian Ricky Tomlinson and is a tribute to the army of makers, inventors and innovators that make Great Britain, a manufacturing success. 
21 November 2019

Price candles wins best display at Home Hardware

At Home Hardware’s Convention Trade Show on Friday 15 November at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel, Woolacombe, Prices Candles was voted the ‘Best Display Stand’, earning Chris Adams (National Sales Manager) and Michael Hollings (Sales Agent) a cash prize of £100 and a plaque. Dave Gosling and Gordon Griffiths of Eddingtons received the runners up prize of £50. 
21 November 2019

Greenfingers to work with Rainbows Hospice

Greenfingers Charity, the only UK charity that designs and builds gardens in children’s hospices, has designated funds to extend and update the Remembrance Garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in the East Midlands. 
20 November 2019

Pleasing sales report from Howdens

Howdens has delivered a "robust trading performance" according to the company, which includes the October/November trading period, against a strong comparator for the same periods last year. 
20 November 2019

Disappointing Q3 results for Kingfisher

Quarter three sales for Kingfisher for 2019 were registered at £3 billion, down 3.2% in constant currency. Lke for like growth (LFL) was also down 3.9%, which the company has attributed to disruption from new range implementations, lower promotional ... 
20 November 2019

Timber Focus partners with Homebase

Timber cladding provider, Timber Focus, has partnered with Homebase to bring its range of products to the UK DIY Home Improvement sector. 
19 November 2019

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