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Leekes to headline BHETA Forum

BHETA’s next retailer networking forum takes place on 25 March and will feature Amanda Reed, Leekes’ Buying Controller. 
17 February 2020

Rainy Day Trust issues statement on Coronavirus outbreak

Rainy Day Trust, the charity which exists to help people who have worked in the UK’s home improvement and enhancement industry, has released a statement on the recent Coronavirus outbreak. 
17 February 2020

4Sight Vision Support receives help from The Screwfix Foundation

4Sight Vision Support based in Bognor Regis, is celebrating after being awarded £4,855 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation4Sight Vision Support based in Bognor Regis, is celebrating after being awarded £4,855 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation. 
14 February 2020

National Buying Group starts the decade with new suppliers

National Buying Group (NBG) is growing its roster in 2020 with the addition of 16 new suppliers. 
14 February 2020

HTA comments on cabinet reshuffle

The Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle has seen a number of changes made within the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). 
14 February 2020

Positive six month results

Dunelm Group has announced its interim results for the 26 weeks to 28 December 2019. Total like for like (LFL) revenue growth of 5.6%, which follows the first half of 2019 at 7.8%. 
13 February 2020

AkzoNobel outlines plans for 2020

AkzoNobel has hosted an investor event in London, broadcast live by video webcast, to provide an update on the company’s Winning together: 15 by 20 strategy
13 February 2020

Jewson invests in South London branches

Jewson has invested £1.5 million across three branches in south London, making improvements to its sites in Mitcham, Croydon, and West Wickham 
13 February 2020

AkzoNobel announces 2019 report

AkzoNobel’s full-year 2019 results have been announced, and are reported to show its "company transformation on track". 
12 February 2020

Jon Abrahamsson Ring announced as CEO of Inter IKEA Group

Jon Abrahamsson Ring has been announced as the new CEO of Inter IKEA Group. 
12 February 2020

Farplants become Perennial’s latest Platinum Partner

Farplants, the leading wholesale nursery co-operative, have become a Platinum partner of Perennial – the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping people who work in horticulture. 
12 February 2020

New sustainability programme from Squire’s Garden Centres

Squire’s Garden Centres has signed up to The Planet Mark to help drive its sustainability efforts. 
11 February 2020

Empathy by PlantWorks appoints new sales manager

PlantWorks UK, which produces biological solutions for gardening and horticulture, specialising in mycorrhizal fungi, has expanded its UK team ready for 2020. 
11 February 2020

More than 430 million DIY jobs currently need attention in Britain’s homes

More than 430 million DIY jobs currently need attention in Britain’s homes, a new study by leading tool firm Draper Tools has found. 

10 February 2020

Dulux reveals insight into decorators

Dulux Decorator Centre has revealed an insight into the lives of professional decorators, from what they value to achieve great results and make their work days run smoothly to how they most like to unwind.  
7 February 2020

DIY sector features prominently at Creativeworld

Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld – opened the new business season with topics of current relevance to the DIY sector. 3,051 exhibitors from 74 countries presented their latest products for seasonal and festive decorations, paper, office supplies and stationery, as well as hobby, crafts and artists’ requisites, to the national and international trade. 
7 February 2020

Bira Bira welcomes retention of Uniform Business Rates in Scotland

The British Independent Retail Association (Bira) has welcomed the decision by Scottish Parliament to retain the Uniform Business Rates (UBR). 
7 February 2020

It's official - decorating makes you happy!

New research from Homebase has revealed that Brits are increasingly tuning into the emotional benefits of interiors and home improvements, with one in two (54%) people stating that the physical act of decorating the home helps to increase their mood. 
6 February 2020

Christmas trading down for most retailers

Sales were up for books and toys; music; computer and telecoms; and health store retailers between October and December 2019, but all other sectors have seen a drop. 
6 February 2020

Dulux Academy celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Dulux Academy is supporting National Apprenticeship Week for the fourth consecutive year with hands on sessions for more than 100 apprentices. 
6 February 2020

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The coronavirus (Covid-19) is affecting everyone and completely changed our way of lives for the foreseeable future. Small business owners and the self-employed have been hit particularly hard financially, with many not being able to work or having to close up completely. DIY Week is keen to learn how you are coping and to share this information with others who may well be in the same boat, so thank you for taking part in this survey.
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