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Wickes is diy's number one for customer service

Customers appreciate range depth and customer service initiatives, study finds. 
21 January 2008

Briwax back in control of Bollom family

After a turbulent 12 months, woodcare specialist, Briwax, is back in the hands of the Bollom family. 
21 January 2008

Conference gets new headline sponsor

HousewaresLive.net and Housewares Magazine are very pleased to announce that Gilberts Food Equipment is the latest company to sign up as a sponsor of the brand new Housewares Conference. 
21 January 2008

Sarum pleased with visitor numbers to annual trade show

Visitors impressed with quality of products on offer - and food, says Sarum partner John Mouland. 
21 January 2008

Organiser buoyant despite fall in show numbers

DIY & Garden Show & Totally Tools organiser, Brintex, was bullish today despite announcing a lower attendance to this year’s event compared with 2007. 
18 January 2008

Ceo to quit as Flying Brands issues profit warning

Jersey-based home shopping group, Flying Brands, has issued a profit warning and announced the imminent departure of its chief executive. 
18 January 2008

Duddy joins clamour for cut in interest rates

It feels like like 1995, he tells shareholders. 
18 January 2008

Home Retail predicting full-year profits near expectations

Argos maintains momentum, Homebase continues sluggish performance in the 18 weeks to January 5, 2008. 
17 January 2008

Industry Awards 2008 now open for entries

The Industry Awards is now accepting entries for its 2008 competition from companies and individuals involved in the manufacture of diy, garden, and housewares products. 
17 January 2008

Woolworths predicts return to profit

Struggling high street retailer, Woolworths, has announced that it will return to profitability in the current year. 
17 January 2008

Toolbank strengthens product team

Tool wholesaler, Toolbank, has strengthened its product team with a number of top management changes. 
15 January 2008

DIY Dinner raises £32,000 for Rainy Day Trust

This year’s DIY Dinner, which took place at the Royal Garden Hotel, London, during the DIY & Garden Show and Totally Tools at Earls Court, raised an estimated £32,000 for the Rainy Day Trust, the trade charity of the home improvement industry. 
15 January 2008

Best new products recognised at show

Faithfull, Everbuild, ASP, Blackfriar and Laser Tools headed the winners list in this year’s awards for the best new products on display at the DIY & Garden Show and Totally Tools. 
14 January 2008

Jump at the chance to go to the races

BHETA and the Rainy Day Trust have taken an executive box with a private viewing balcony for 50 people at Towcester Racecourse for the evening race meeting on Thursday, June 19. 
14 January 2008

GIMA announces awards date

GIMA used the DIY & Garden Show and Totally Tools to announce details of its 2008 awards. 
14 January 2008

French suppliers showcase products at show

A delegation of French diy manufacturers have a stand at the DIY Show for the first time. 
13 January 2008

BHF announces winners and new name

The BHF Group presented its annual awards at the DIY Show - and announced a change of name. 
13 January 2008

Eyes on diy start their blogs

DIY Week's three bloggers - Andrew Weiss, James Murray, and Peter Wilson - give their views on the run-up to the DIY & Garden Show. 
11 January 2008

William Sinclair buys Joseph Metcalf

William Sinclair Holdings has bought Joseph Metcalf, who supplies the Gem brand of horticultural lines, for £2.95m cash. 
10 January 2008

Former Matalan ceo joins What More UK

It’s exciting times for What More UK as Angus Monro, latterly ceo of Matalan and Instore, becomes non-executive chairman. 
10 January 2008
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