Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

April 2008

Everyone’s a winner: marathon success for Ironmongery Direct 28 April 2008
Team IDL raise £10,000 for charity and inspires others to compete in 2009. Rodney Jack spoke to two of the runners.

The tile industry digs deep into its pockets 21 April 2008
The charity collection at the TTA Awards dinner has raised £13,961.45 for the charity Children Today.

Fixer is first past the post 18 April 2008
Dunlop announces the first winner in its ‘Sporting Year’ competition.

Whitehall director makes TV debut 18 April 2008
Centenarian part of BBC programmes focusing on Briton’s oldest professionals

Team B&Q update 18 April 2008
Aspiring Olympic athletes have a good start to the year

Marty does it!! 16 April 2008
Cowell's Garden Centre boss completes marathon in record time.

Sanders Garden World hosts animal day 10 April 2008
Rescue centre helps visitors learn more about furred and feathered friends.

Monkton Elm teaches children about the three R's 10 April 2008
Garden centre offers recycling workshops with environmental education promoter Mrs Recycle.

Johnstone's announces 2008 winners of Painter of the Year Awards 10 April 2008
Elite of the painting and decorating industry recognised at the 25th annual Johnstone’s Painter of the Year awards.

Irwin races ahead in Porsche Mobil1 Supercup 1 April 2008
Tool company announces it will compete again in 2008 with a two car team.

New marketing manager for Smart Solar 1 April 2008
Smart Solar, the specialist solar lighting and garden features supplier, has announced the appointment of Jo Sensecall to the new role of marketing manager.

B&Q aspiring Olympic fencer returns to Heidenheim 1 April 2008
Jonathan Willis returned to compete in German competition as reigning champion.

Ironmongery Direct goes the distance 1 April 2008
Essex-based company aims to raise £10,000 for heart disease charity

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