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New TV advertising campaign 'From the Heart of Our Home to Yours'
December 19, 2017 - Kiran Grewal Read More

NHIW video
December 11, 2017 - Kiran Grewal Read More

Family-run, Hafod Hardware has captured the imagination of Wales and the rest of the UK with its homemade festive advert.
December 1, 2017 - Fiona Garcia Read More

UniBonds’ range of moisture absorbers uses a natural process to absorb excess moisture from the air.
November 22, 2017 Read More

ManoMano's Black Friday ASMR therapy video aims to help shoppers relax, telling them 'keep calm and shop online'
November 21, 2017 - Fiona Garcia Read More

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2017
November 10, 2017 - Kiran Grewal Read More

A snippet of Nicholas Marshall interviewed by HTA conference host, journalist and news presenter Cathy Newman, who quizzes him on his views on topics such as the future of the industry, the potential impact of Brexit, changing demographics and the consumer and the impact of technology within retail.
October 25, 2017 - Kiran Grewal Read More

How to combat mould and inhibit growth from Mellerud
October 10, 2017 Read More

Seriously Strong Stuff Fast Setting Adhesive from EVO-STIK will hold up to 300kg/m2 in just 15 minutes. When fully cured, a single cartridge will support the weight of three 40 tonne trucks! www.seriously-strong.co.uk
October 24, 2016 - Bostik Read More

Express is a new brand specifically targeting those customers that are new to decorating.
August 24, 2016 Read More

DK Tools has relaunched its Amtech brand in response to the dramatically changing DIY landscape.
January 26, 2016 Read More

The British Coatings Federation has unveiled a new video to help recruit the next generation of talent for the coatings industry, which was made in conjunction with CEPE, the European Coatings Association.
May 26, 2015 Read More

The official "Garden Accessory of the Year 2015" as decided by DIY Week. This latest best selling product from the US to be launched in the UK by Grovewood Ventures is the Handy Camel Bag Clip. This BIG bag clip carries, seals, stores and pours all of your large, awkward, heavy garden, animal, DIY and household bags.
March 9, 2015 Read More

Designed to inspire homeowners to be more bold with colour in the home, the 26 x 52ft artwork took 160 hours of painting to produce using a complex technique known as trompe l'oeil.
March 9, 2015 Read More

Industry leaders organised as the Digital High Street Advisory Board have today announced a five-year strategy to reinvigorate UK high streets with specific recommendations for how small businesses can embrace digital technologies to compete in a digital age.
March 9, 2015 Read More

Department store debuts its new £1m Christmas ad, tugging at consumers' heart strings again and introducing penguin characters Monty and Mabel.
November 11, 2014 Read More

The Range's campaign launched earlier this month, with ads during Coronation Street and The X-Factor.
November 11, 2014 Read More

Shoppers in Cambridge have come to know and love Dickie, the mannequin who stands outside their local hardware shop - but now it seems there's a whole lot more to Dickie than anyone realised.
September 3, 2014 Read More

Shoppers in Cambridge have come to know and love Dickie, the mannequin who stands outside their local hardware shop - but now it seems there's a whole lot more to Dickie than anyone realised.
September 3, 2014 Read More

Dickie Mackay is a mannequin used by Mackays of Cambridge as a promotional tool and, most recently, he was filmed cycling around the city for the Tour de France.
July 14, 2014 Read More
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