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Decco appoints Debbie Paterson

Decco has appointed respected hardware, DIY and garden operator Debbie Paterson as its new area sales manager in Scotland, looking after its many home and garden customers in Fife, Angus and the West of Scotland.Based in Decco’s Perth depot Stuart ... 
22 August 2017

Bromborough Paints director gives his all for charity

Finance director Giuseppe Alfonso took on a host of gruelling competitive sporting challenges and fundraising activities this year in aid of a number of worthy charities, spurred on further by causes close to his heart. Mr Alfonso decided that 2017 ... 
17 August 2017

Obituary: Vivienne Abbott

DIY industry pays tribute to former Hardware Retailer of the Year winner and BIRA vice-president Vivienne Abbott, who passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, aged 63 after a “short but brave battle with cancer”. Mrs Abbott, who ran Abbotts ... 
17 August 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board

Simon Fraser has been appointed to the HTA board. With a Diploma in Horticulture and an HND in Commercial Horticulture, Simon has worked for nurseries and garden centres in Aberdeen, Lincolnshire, Kent and New Zealand. This was followed by a six-... 
15 August 2017

Keyline employee celebrates 20 years

Hull branch manager Robert Simpson, who joined the civils and drainage supplier in 1997, was presented with the company’s long service pin and certificate. Mr Simpson, who was promoted to his current position in 2015, will also receive vouchers for ... 
14 August 2017

Steve Warrington leaves B&Q for senior digital role

The B&Q marketer has joined digital agency Jellyfish as digital strategy director, leaving his role as head of performance media and optimisation at the DIY chain. Steve Warrington makes the move to Jellyfish after more than four years at B&Q,... 
14 August 2017

Wienerberger names new MD

Keith Barker has been appointed as managing director of building material provider Wienerberger following a wider European management reorganisation, which will see current MD, Harald Schwarzmayr take the position of COO of Pipelife North & ... 
14 August 2017

Bostik signs sponsorship deal with Isthmian Football League

The Isthmian Football League has been re-branded The Bostik League in a two-year deal.Bostik has a long-standing relationship with grassroots football including its on-going sponsorship of The Northern Premier League and Southern Football League ... 
9 August 2017

Earlswood team drive for charities in Pavestone Rally

Four members of staff at Solihull-based Earlswood Garden & Landscape Centre are taking part in this year’s Pavestone Rally where they will drive through 10 countries in just four days (September 7-10) in aid of Rainy Day Trust & Teenage ... 
8 August 2017

John Connett completes charity bike ride

Faithfull Tools national account mananger John Connett completed a 100km bike ride to raise funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.Mr Connett completed the Liverpool Nightrider charity bike ride in just under six hours round a very wet, windy ... 
4 August 2017

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re: Acana tackles carpet moths with carpet & fabric moth killer and freshener

Stephanie Ferrante
Hello, could someone from customer service call me - I am located in the US and we have a moth/ carpet issue. I am going to purchase this ...

re: Tommy Walsh: 'I'm really proud of my £1 tools'

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paint brushes good but paint roller sponge keeps fallinf off as i am painting doesnt help if i am doing big front room wall like i have ...

re: B&Q overhauls kitchen and bathroom sales process

No BQ employees affected - how come???when they're unemployed and losing a wage.....derrrrr...

re: Kingfisher opens first net zero energy store

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well done kingfisher! I’m going to make this store my main diy supply base. Perfect example of where sustainability is a win-win. ...

re: The Range to take over Homebase store in Cardiff

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