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Kingfisher donates £1 million worth of PPE and funding to Covid-19 fight

Kingfisher, the home improvement retailer whose businesses include B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama and BricoDépôt, is committed to supporting our communities and governments to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. 
16 April 2020

John Lewis launches new virtual service

Launching today, John Lewis will be boosting support for today’s ‘Virtual Britain’ by transforming and adapting its in-store services and taking them online for the first time to meet the evolving needs of Britain in isolation 
15 April 2020

Rainy Day Trust releases statement

Rainy Day Trust CEO Bryan Clover has released a statement on the current Covid-19 crisis. 
15 April 2020

Bheta launches market report

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has published a quarterly economic report. 
14 April 2020

Zest Direct relaunches home delivery service

A leading timber product supplier Zest 4 Leisure is relaunching its Zest Direct home delivery service 



14 April 2020

The Incredible Router Revised Edition available now

If your customers are looking for something to do during the Covid-19 lockdown or Easter bank holiday, then why not encourage them to take up woodworking with the router. Renowned furniture designer, woodworking author and expert with the router, ... 
10 April 2020

John Lewis Partnership offers help for frontline workers

Retailer creates wellbeing area for staff at NHS Nightingale London  and joins forces with the BMA to deliver 60,000 essentials to key NHS staff. 
9 April 2020

Further evidence to support DIY boom during lockdown

As Easter approaches and social distancing measures remain in place, 12.5 million British households are planning to keep busy with DIY jobs in the coming weeks. 
8 April 2020

HTA launches ‘Plants Near Me’

To help connect growers with the public, the HTA  has launched the ‘Plants Near Me’ webpage 
8 April 2020

Henkel donates 50,000 litres of disinfectant

As part of its global solidarity programme in the fight against the corona crisis, Henkel has announced that it will provide production capacities at short notice in order to produce disinfectants. 
7 April 2020

John Lewis thanks partners

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that all non-management Partners and first level managers working from 12 April will receive a recognition award of £25 for each week worked in May and June. (£200 in total) 
7 April 2020

New Greenfingers patron announced

TV gardening personality, David Domoney, has recently been confirmed as the Greenfingers Charity’s newest Patron 
6 April 2020

Brits turning to DIY in lockdown

Mowing the lawn, jet-washing the patio and polishing surfaces until they shine are among the most satisfying DIY jobs, according to a survey by Draper Tools 
6 April 2020

BHETA launches credit forum for DIY Suppliers

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is launching a new series of credit crisis forums tailored specifically to the needs of its DIY supplier members. 
3 April 2020

Kingfisher provides £1 million worth of PPE equipment and funding for health services across Europe

Kingfisher is committed to supporting our communities and governments to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. 
2 April 2020

Interest in decking surges during lockdown

Google searches for decking in the UK doubled in the week the nation was put on lockdown, according to new research from Composite Prime. 
1 April 2020

New online tool for plants

With the EU plant passport directive which has been in place since 14 December 2019, the regulations on the labelling of plants intended for planting have been tightened. 
1 April 2020

Concerns over horticultural industry during pandemic

A major part of the UK’s gardening industry worth £1.4 billion, which includes hundreds of family businesses up and down the country, could be destroyed following the UK coronavirus shutdown, claims the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA). 
31 March 2020

Positive registration figures for Christmasworld 2021

Despite coronavirus and the emergency situation worldwide, by now more than 670 exhibitors have decided to attend Christmasworld in Frankfurt am Main from 29 January to 2 February 2021. 
31 March 2020

Millennials struggling with DIY in lockdown

MyJobQuote looked at Google Trends over the last seven days to find out which search terms have increased the most. 
31 March 2020

What do you think?

As we near the end of another summer season, which product category do you expect to be the biggest seller as we head towards to autumn and winter?

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