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January 2018

Zircon Corporation opens UK arm 18 January 2018

Stud finder and metal detector manufacturer, Zircon Corporation has, today, announced the launch of its new affiliate, Zircon Corporation Ltd - a UK Corporation, which will be headed up by .former BHETA director Andy Vaughan.American firm Zircon has ...


Record year for Koelnmesse in 2017 15 January 2018

Trade fair giant reports record turnover and profits for last year, as trade fairs in Cologne grew by an average of 13%. Koelnmesse, which organises 80 trade fairs and events, including the International Hardware Fair Cologne and Spoga Gafa, reported ...


The Home Depot acquires The Company Store 2 January 2018

The Home Depot announced on December 21 2017 that it has acquired The Company Store, a leading online retailer of textiles and home décor products, from Hanover Direct. The deal closed on December 19 and terms were not disclosed.In addition to its ...


Gardenex secures government funding for major garden trade exhibitions in the US, Germany, Italy and Japan 2 January 2018

The Gardenex export federation has been successful in securing cash grant funding for four major international garden trade exhibitions in the Government’s latest bidding round. The funding is available to eligible SMEs under the DIT’s Tradeshow ...


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