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Shurtape makes it direct with targeted broadcast campaign

Shurtape has announced its Autumn marketing plans and is delighted to be investing heavily in national broadcast for the ninth year in a row - across all of its brands.The leading adhesive tape manufacturer is targeting both mainstream and ... 
2 October 2018

Drive sales with Centurion's home security product offer

Centurion’s Home Security products offer retailers the opportunity to drive additional sales during autumn and winter. Ironmongery includes Tower Bolts, Gate Latches, Hasp and Staples, Door Bolts, Cylinders, Sashlocks and Deadlocks, all pre-packed ... 
28 September 2018

Stylish external post boxes from Burg-Wachter

Changes to customers’ shopping habits are leading to an increase in online sales, and in turn postal deliveries says Burg-Wachter, and Europe’s largest manufacturer of post boxes also reports that customers are increasingly turning to external post ... 
28 September 2018

Bluetooth bike D-lock from Squire

Squire has introduced the world’s first Bluetooth bike D-lock to achieve a Sold Secure Gold rating, the highest level of bicycle attack testing. Called Inigma BL1, this clever keyless D-lock lets cyclists lock and unlock their bike via a smartphone ... 
28 September 2018

Kasp launches high quality padlock range

KASP, the leading brand in security from Carl Kammerling, is launching a superb high quality Kasp 145 Marine Padlock Range. Specifically designed for outdoor use – even in extreme weather conditions - the 145 Marine range is perfect for withstanding ... 
28 September 2018

Safety and Security signs from Spectrum Industrial

Spectrum Industrial offers thousands of Safety and Security Signs, all ready for next day delivery. CCTV, Beware of the Dog, Fire Safety, Mandatory, Hazard Warning, Road and Traffic, Construction Site, Warehouse, No Smoking and First Aid Signs are ... 
28 September 2018

Patlock provides extra security for homeowners

Patlock is a fitted French door lock and visual deterrent that has been designed to stop would-be intruders in their tracks. As seen on Dragons’ Den, Patlock helps homeowners ward off burglars by adding extra security to the rear of the property – ... 
28 September 2018

Video Surveillance system from Burg Wachter

Video surveillance systems are an increasingly popular part of customers’ security plans, providing both a visual deterrent and gathering vital evidence. Often trusted sources of advice, retailers are ideally placed to make the most of the increased ... 
28 September 2018

Grange Fencing offers twenty year guarantee with fence panels

Grange Fencing reports excellent feedback from customers on a new twenty year guarantee against wood rot and decay now covering the company’s traditional fence panels. Many such warranties are for ten to fifteen years, but Grange’s twenty-year ... 
28 September 2018

Carl Kammerling offers product deals

As part of its popular Autumn/Winter Spotlight consumer promotional activity, Carl Kammerling is offering a fantastic array of limited availability WIGIG (when it’s gone it’s gone) product deals, all with incredible discounts, says the company. ... 
28 September 2018

A new multi-purpose garden tool from Draper Tools

New from Draper Tools is a durable Multi-Purpose Garden Tool, made from polished steel. As the name suggests, this versatile tool has many uses and works as both a transplanting trowel and a weed filter. It can also be used to help make light work ... 
28 September 2018

Crown extends its Clean Extreme range

Leading paint brand Crown Trade has extended its popular Clean Extreme range of high-performance scrubbable and stain resistant paints to include specialist solutions to tackle dirt, mould and bacteria. The water-based range offers three quick ... 
28 September 2018

Waterproof roof repair from Everbuild

Evercryl One Coat from Everbuild – A Sika Company is an instantly waterproof roof repair compound which can be used in the wet on roofs, gutters and gullys meaning it’s the only coat you’ll ever need in the rain. Evercryl One Coat is instantly ... 
28 September 2018

CK Tools introduces new screwdriver set

Following the success of its dextroVDE slim range of screwdrivers, Carl Kammerling is set to enhance its popular Interchangeable Bladed Screwdriver by giving it the same slimline treatment with the introduction of its new VDE Interchangeable ... 
7 September 2018

Prep tools from purdy

Designed with convenience and durability in mind, Purdy prep tools can be trusted to perform on the toughest projects. The range of Putty and Joint Knives features high quality, carbon steel blades to make prep quick and easy. The full-length tang, ... 
7 September 2018

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