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First time buyers and renters go months without furniture when moving into a new property

Thousands of renters and first-time buyers are going without key furniture items for weeks or months after moving in, according to a new British Heart Foundation (BHF) survey. The survey of over 2000 first time buyers and renters in the UK found ... 
14 October 2019

Successful Bathroom and Kitchen Conference delivers tools for success in the brave new world

The 2019 Bathroom & Kitchen Business Conference was hailed a resounding success by delegates, who gathered at the Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire on 08 October.The sell-out conference featured a programme of speakers on a range of topics, all aimed ... 
11 October 2019

New report - How can DIY retailers reactivate abandoned online shopping baskets?

Go Inspire Group have just launched a revealing new report providing evidence that the combination of email and postal mail can double reactivation of abandoned baskets compared to email reactivation activity alone. In an age where e-commerce has ... 
11 October 2019

Major pet companies book their stands at PATS Sandown

Following a hugely successful show at Telford last month, PATS Sandown on 9-10 February 2020 looks set to be another must-visit event for pet retailers and buyers.Bookings for the Sandown Park showpiece in Surrey are impressive, with many industry-... 
10 October 2019

BHETA secures Chicago grants for exporters

BHETA has secured several exhibitor grants from the Department for International Trade which can help towards the cost of exhibiting at the IHA Chicago show in March 2020 – to the tune of £2000 per applicant. With more than 2,100 exhibitors and 62,... 
9 October 2019

Excitement builds as AQUA 2019 gets set to open

Final preparations are being made as the AQUA 2019 industry exhibition gets set to open its doors at Telford International Centre at 9.00am on Wednesday, October 16th.With an impressive number of exhibitors and a packed showcase of new products, ... 
8 October 2019

The future of home heating

Time is running out for the UK to meet its carbon reduction targets and the way we live has to change. A big part of that will be saying goodbye to our gas and oil boilers, which the UK is looking to phase out almost completely by 2050. Indeed, in ... 
8 October 2019

£100,000 given to horticulture students by the David Colegrave Foundation 

In the last ten years, the David Colegrave Foundation has awarded almost £100,000 through scholarships, trip bursaries and other educational initiatives. Applications for further funding are already coming in for the current scholarship season from ... 
7 October 2019

Grand Designs Live to play host to eco-innovations 

Kevin McCloud’s ‘Green Heroes’ will return to Grand Designs Live at The NEC, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements from 9 – 13 October 2019. These ground-breaking products have been hand-picked by design guru Kevin McCloud, to showcase the very ... 
7 October 2019

REVEALED: Top 20 bathroom trends according to Instagram 

New research from Harvey Water Softeners has revealed the top bathroom interior design trends on social media. The top 50 posts from over 3.3 million images across five hashtags were analysed to see which interior design features appeared frequently ... 
4 October 2019

Styling living space with the top interior trends this autumn

As the sunny shades of summer transition to earthy autumnal tones, it’s time to switch the bright patterned cushions for warm knitted blankets and cosy throws. The changing of the seasons brings with it the chance to refresh your home interior, and ... 
4 October 2019

Industry leaders comment on government's new housebuilding figures

The Government has just released new housebuilding stats covering the past 12 months. It says the number of new homes completed by developers in the year ending June 2019 had surged to over 170,000 – the highest number built over the same period in ... 
4 October 2019

Squire’s announce winners of ‘I Love Gardening’ competition

Squire’s in Woking won 'Best Focal Point' for their garden. L-R: Fiona Copper, John Jary. Lawrence Peake & Andy WebbEach of Squire’s sixteen garden centres across the South East has been engaged in friendly competition designing a garden that ... 
3 October 2019

British group presents new product launches at CIPS 2019

A collection of pet product suppliers is exhibiting in the PetQuip trade association’s group at CIPS 2019, the China International Pet Show (CIPS) being held in Shanghai, China on 20 – 23 November 2019This is the second British group presence at the ... 
3 October 2019

Benjamin Moore announces Homeflair as new stockist

From left, Shaun Shah, Craig Shaw, Managing Director of Benjamin Moore UK, Kush Shah and Vihar ShahBenjamin Moore has announced Homeflair in Ruislip, Greater London, as a newly appointed Authorised Stockist of its high quality range of paints, from ... 
2 October 2019

John Lewis Partnership accelerates plans to deliver differentiation and innovation

The John Lewis Partnership is announcing changes that will enable the organisation to be managed and operated as a single business. The integration of the teams behind the two brands of John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners, is set ... 
1 October 2019

'Plantathon' at Squire’s for World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is on Thursday 10 October, and Squire’s Garden Centres will be holding a 'Plantathon' to help raise awareness of mental health issues.The plant team at each of Squire’s 16 garden centres across the South East will be planting ... 
30 September 2019

Ellison partners with Create and Craft

Create and Craft, the award winning multi-channel craft retailer, has announced a new partnership with Ellison, the developer of consumer die-cutting machines.Craft TV shopping channel, Create and Craft, is pleased to be working with Ellison, a ... 
30 September 2019

Better Bathrooms set to ‘smash’ record-high revenue of £50m in two years

Despite falling into administration earlier this year, Better Bathrooms has seen a huge turnaround under new owners, Buy it Direct, as its new online-only model moves the company into profit within just six monthsThe Buy it Direct Group, which also ... 
26 September 2019

Perrywood celebrates first year of trading at former Wyevale site in Sudbury

A garden centre which was saved from uncertainty last year, when family-run Perrywood Garden Centre bought the business to expand its portfolio, is celebrating its first anniversary.Now known as Perrywood Sudbury, the site on Newton Road in Sudbury, ... 
26 September 2019
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