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Smart Garden announces winners of the Sales Manager of the Year Award

For the first time in the history of their 'Sales Manager of the Year' awards, Chairman Paris Natar was able to congratulate more than one winner who will share the trophy over the coming year. Stephen Kenny (Barrowbridge Ltd) covering the Republic ... 
12 March 2018

Rudridge supports marathon challenge for cancer

Rudridge is sponsoring a mammoth fundraising effort by a son whose father lost his life to cancer. Aaron McSkimming, from AD Bly Construction in Hertfordshire, will be running the Virgin London Marathon again on Sunday 22nd April 2018, alongside his ... 
5 March 2018

Obituary: Michael Cato

Michael Cato, former managing director and chairman of the London hardware and housewares chain William Cato & Sons, died at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, on December 26, 2017. He was 84.He ran the family firm with his cousins Tom and ... 
2 March 2018

Obituary: John Fewings

Home Hardware honorary president John Fewings will be missed by the industryHome Hardware Southwest is very sad to announce that honorary president John Fewings passed away on Saturday, February 24, aged 83 following a stroke ... 
2 March 2018

Global DIY-Lifetime award 2018 goes to Damien Deleplanque

The Board of the European DIY-Retail Association (EDRA), the Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN) and the European Federation of DIY Manufacturers (fediyma) are delighted to announce that Damien Deleplanque of ADEO has been selected to receive the ... 
26 February 2018

Saddle up for charity with new Garden Re-Leaf Cycle Ride Challenge

Greenfingers Charity is inviting its supporters to put their pedal power to the test this spring by taking on an inspiring new Cycle Challenge for Garden Re-Leaf Day.The event, which takes place on Friday, March 16, will now feature a new Cycle Ride ... 
14 February 2018

Air ambulance lifts off with help from ERA

Wolverhampton-based ERA, the home security expert, is supporting the local Midlands Air Ambulance Charity throughout 2018, as its chosen charity.Money will be raised throughout the year via a programme of activities, run by ERA’s workforce, kicking ... 
14 February 2018

Wilko gives £500 product donation to local memory café

To celebrate the opening of the new Wilko store at the Peel Centre, Stockport, Wilko presented Stockport Dementia Café with £500 worth of Wilko products.Stockport Dementia Café offers those living with Alzheimer’s the chance to take part in music ... 
9 February 2018

Mike Lind named GCA chairman for 2018/19

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has welcomed its new Chairman for 2018/19.Mike Lind, who is the managing director of Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre in Somerset, took on the role as the GCA’s Chairman elect for 2018/19 during its annual ... 
8 February 2018

Peter (PJ) Davis ends 25 year career with Bunnings

After 25 years with Bunnings, most recently as Managing Director of BUKI, Peter J (PJ) Davis has announced his retirement from the business.The news comes after Bunnings had publicly confirmed last month the managing director "will be taking three-... 
6 February 2018
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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 ...

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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

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re: Kingfisher opens first net zero energy store

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