Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

April 2018

Alistair McAuley appointed new MD of Akzo decorative and paints UK & Ireland 26 April 2018

Akzo Nobel has appointed a new managing director for decorative and paints United Kingdom and Ireland. Matt Pullen, managing director of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK and Ireland and UK country director since January 2015, will leave the business ...


Squire's employee skydives for Princess Alice Hospice 25 April 2018

Denise July, an employee at Squire’s Garden Centre in Long Ditton, bravely jumped out of a plane last Saturday 21st April to raise money for Squire’s chosen charity Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.Denise said of the skydive: “I am actually terrified ...


Steve Millington leaves role as sales director of Tildenet 24 April 2018

Following the successful integration of Bosmere products to the Tildenet range, Steve Millington will leave his role as Sales Director of Tildenet Gardenware in September and with further expansion in the pipeline, Tildenet will be shortly be ...


Bathroom Takeaway supports BBC DIY SOS 24 April 2018

Bathroom Takeaway is proud to have been part of this seasons BBC DIY SOS in West Bromwich which aired on national TV on March 14 at 8.00pmThe bathroom specialists were delighted to provide two complimentary bathroom suites for a family who were ...


Wilko gives £400 product donation to local primary school 18 April 2018

Following the opening of the new wilko store at Liverpool Shopping Park in February, and to support wilko’s new charity partnership initiative to help families when they need it most, wilko presented Smithdown Primary School with £400 worth of wilko ...


GIMA announces new council 18 April 2018

The Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association elected its new council and appointed new president at its AGM on April 12.The meeting took place at Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon, with over 65 members in attendance.During proceedings ...


Castle Gardens gives houseplant department a new lease of life 18 April 2018

Sherborne-based Castle Gardens has appointed Kyla Foster-Shaw as manager of its multi award-winning houseplants department.Having owned and run a successful florist in Shaftesbury, Kyla has now brought a modern aesthetic to the department, expanding ...


Covers to take part in Moonlight Walk in memory of colleague 12 April 2018

A team of 33 colleagues from Covers Timber and Builders Merchants in Chichester will be taking part in St Wilfrid’s Hospice Moonlight Walk on Saturday May 5 in memory of a loyal colleague who sadly passed away in January.Kev Starling, who worked at ...


RDT’s Bryan Clover creates charity in memory of daughter 6 April 2018

Following the death of his teenage daughter Evie this year, Rainy Day Trust CEO Bryan Clover has established charity, Evie’s Gift offering financial support to parents with children admitted to hospital with life-threatening and life-limiting ...


Toolbank driver retires after 39 years and almost 2million miles 6 April 2018

Mike Peace, who was based at Toolbank’s Cleckheaton branch and clocked up a huge number of miles delivering to customers throughout Yorkshire and Lancashire, retired last month. Mike joined Toolbank in August 1978 as a driver and has remained ...


Screwfix enlists army of tradespeople to makeover charity for latest campaign 6 April 2018

Today, Screwfix and agency collaborators McCann Central and Viewpoint are set to debut their latest Outdoor Projects campaign, which focused on supporting a charity for young people.Filmed on location at The Amber Foundation in Devon, the integrated ...


Bents donates over £22k to Alzheimer’s Society 5 April 2018

Customers and colleagues have helped Bents Garden & Home raise an incredible amount for its 2017 Charity of the Year. A total of £22,100 has been presented to Alzheimer’s Society by Bents, which will use the ...


Squire's runs successful 'Grow Your Own Chips' event 4 April 2018

Hundreds of local school children visited Squire’s Garden Centres at the end of March to take part in a “Grow Your Own Chips” session. This initiative began because Squire’s believe in the importance of children learning where their food comes from, ...


APL appoints Rod Winrow as new chairman 3 April 2018

Ken White from Frosts Landscapes has stepped down as chair of the association of professional landscapers (APL). Vice chair Rod Winrow, from Garden House Design, is taking on the role of chair with David Sewell from the Garden Makers assuming the ...


Decco raises £1,750 in Hanging Man challenge 3 April 2018

To help celebrate the Rainy Day Trust’s 175th anniversary and fundraising drive, the manager of Decco’s Leeds distribution centre, Andrew Ballantine was literally left hanging, as he became the latest industry figure to prove the strength of Henkel’...


Covers presents local hospices with funds 3 April 2018

The team at Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has presented three local hospices with £16,950 of funds following a fundraising campaign to help charities in the community.Covers’ Help for Hospices, which runs for one week each year, included a ...


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