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Screwfix appoints Jim Chadwick as head of trade

Home Hardware head of buying Jim Chadwick has left the dealer-owned wholesale distributor to join the multi-channel retailer of trade tools, accessories and hardware products Screwfix today in the role of head of trade.Jim has worked for Home ... 
2 October 2017

Wienerberger inspires children through City of Hull 16,000 bricks donation

Wienerberger, the UK’s leading provider of building material solutions, has donated 16,000 clay bricks to Hull’s 151 nursery schools as part of a project to get children involved in Hull UK City of Culture 2017. The children have sculpted a ... 
29 September 2017

TV’s Sarah Beeny is named brand ambassador for Topps Tiles

Britain’s largest tile specialist, Topps Tiles, has announced that TV’s property queen Sarah Beeny, is the company’s new brand ambassador.Having hosted a variety of successful TV property shows as well as setting up her own property and investment ... 
29 September 2017

Celebrity announces winners of charity Builders’ Bake Off

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants welcomed entertainer and singer Dawn Gracie to their Chichester depot last week to judge a charity Builders’ Bake Off.Staff showcased their baking prowess to compete for the title of Best Builders’ Bake Off ... 
25 September 2017

Tony Dedman retires after 48 years in trade

After 48 years in the garden trade, Tony Dedman, operations director of Garland Products/Worth Gardening is to retire on 30th September. During the past five years Tony has been involved in the introduction and launch of over 700 new products to the ... 
21 September 2017

Lechuza grows its team with key appointment

Ian Riggs brings a wealth of experience within the garden industry to his role as key account manager at Lechuza, the designer of self-watering plant pots.Mr Riggs, who has more than 40 years’ of experience, kick started his arrival with a visit to ... 
21 September 2017

Forest Garden employees put best welly forward for charity

Employees at Forest Garden have exchanged their work shoes for welly boots today (September 20) to help raise money for the gardening charity Thrive.To show its continued support for the charity for fifth year running, Forest Garden staff are taking ... 
20 September 2017

Henkel appoints new GM for UK adhesives business

Global adhesive and sealant giant Henkel, has appointed Walter Brattinga a general manager of its UK consumer adhesive business, overseeing major brands such as Unibond, Sellotape, Pritt and Loctite.Mr Brattinga, whose position also covers Ireland ... 
20 September 2017

Akzo announces Maarten De Vries as Chief Financial Officer

AkzoNobel today announces Maarten de Vries as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), starting January 1, 2018.Maarten has more than 25 years of experience in finance and international business, including 10 years in Asia. Previous roles include CFO and ... 
19 September 2017

Home Hardware appoints Michael Smith as head of sales

Home Hardware Southwest Limited has announced that Michael Smith joined them on Monday, September 4 in the new role of head of sales.Mr Smith's role will include overseeing the sales team as well as developing new business.He has over 20 years of ... 
15 September 2017
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re: B&Q sales dip 2.5%, as showroom sales decline

B&Q bob
Screwfix sales are up because they position new stores close to B&Q stores but then price like for like products cheaper than within BQ ...

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