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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

Glee welcomes new team member to boost UK coverage

The team behind the leading UK garden retail trade show has recently been expanded with the recruitment of Daniel McAlpin. He will be responsible for raising awareness of Glee’s new dedicated pet sector – Pets @ Glee. His remit will include ... 
31 January 2018

Wyevale Nurseries supplies trees to Malvern Hills Trust

Wyevale Nurseries was selected to provide trees to help secure the future of a woodland on the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire cared for by the Malvern Hills Trust this month.The charity has been supplied with 30 trees to plant in Thirds Wood, a ... 
31 January 2018

Centurion to take part in Vado Rally for industry charity     

Doncaster-based DIY distributor, Centurion Europe Ltd, has announced plans to support The Rainy Day Trust by entering international road race, the Vado Rally this year in fancy dress. Centurion sales & marketing director Peter Stone is a trustee ... 
25 January 2018

Craig Castelino steps down from Bunnings UK & Ireland

It has been announced that Craig Castelino, general manager of merchandise at Bunnings, will be stepping down from Bunnings UK and Ireland.Bunnings Group Managing Director, Mike Schneider said: “Craig has made a significant contribution to the UK ... 
24 January 2018
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