Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

February 2018

Global DIY-Lifetime award 2018 goes to Damien Deleplanque 26 February 2018

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 ...


Saddle up for charity with new Garden Re-Leaf Cycle Ride Challenge 14 February 2018

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 ...


Air ambulance lifts off with help from ERA 14 February 2018

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 ...


Wilko gives £500 product donation to local memory café 9 February 2018

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 ...


Mike Lind named GCA chairman for 2018/19 8 February 2018

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 ...


Peter (PJ) Davis ends 25 year career with Bunnings 6 February 2018

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-...


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