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Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce launches free Support Hub to help businesses conquer post-Brexit importing and exporting challenges

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce’s international trade arm, MY Export Hub, has launched a free Brexit Support Hub, a one-stop shop where businesses can access advice, resources and support as well as access to expert consultants, enabling them ... 
19 February 2021

CT1 Made in Britain – British Design, British Made and British Technology now available in Jewson

CT1 regarded as The UK’s Number 1 Sealant and adhesive, has lead the way in technology for the building trade for over 18 years! The First to introduce a Hybrid Polymer and the first product to replace several other products in just one tube, has ... 
18 February 2021

Creative Decks adds new depot on the success of Oakio sales

“Switching to Oakio decking was the best decision we’ve made,” says Sara Palmer, Director for Creative Decks. “After being let down by a previous supplier, we needed a new decking product. We knew that with the right product we could grow the ... 
18 February 2021

Homebase and Hearst UK venture outside as they launch an exclusive range of sheds, summerhouses and greenhouses

Homebase is launching an exclusive range of Country Living sheds, summerhouses, and greenhouses at a time when customers are continuing to search for new ways to create extra room in their homes and gardens. This is the newest range to be launched ... 
18 February 2021

DIY specialist dedicates month to Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising

A leading decorating and DIY specialist is helping to paint a bright future for Macmillan Cancer Support by dedicating the whole of March to fundraising for the charity. Leyland SDM, which has 24 stores in prominent high street locations across ... 
17 February 2021

Caring for birds as temperatures plummet

The RSPB is urging people to feed the garden birds that have helped raise the public’s spirits over lockdown to help the birds pull through the cold weather snap. With many parts of the country braced for more snow and icy temperatures this week, ... 
17 February 2021

Eight ways COVID is set to change home construction & design forever

How many of us have adapted our homes over lockdown? MyToolShed has taken a look into how the world being trapped in their home for long periods of time has forced us to view our homes differently.Take a look at eight ways COVID will impact the ... 
16 February 2021

As lockdown fatigue grows, shoppers increasingly willing to travel to retail destinations (even despite Beast from the East)

Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that last week, footfall across UK retail destinations rose by +1.5%, which followed a rise of +6.7% in the week before. Footfall in high streets declined by -1.7%, however, there were rises of +3.... 
15 February 2021

Lent Challenge from Tree of Hope

Kent-based charity Tree of Hope is urging supporters to get involved in its 40 Days of Hope challenge for Lent. The charity, which helps fundraise for children’s operations, therapies and equipment that are unobtainable via the NHS, has come up with ... 
15 February 2021

The trade show must go on: What More UK to take part in massive global trade fair gone digital

What More UK will be attending the international consumer goods tradeshow, Ambiente 2021, from the comfort of their Accrington HQ. The Lancashire housewares manufacturer, and owner of the well-known brand Wham, has been a regular exhibitor at the ... 
15 February 2021

Stop! Hammer Time: These are the songs we listen to the most when doing DIY

The world’s favourite tunes to do a spot of DIY to have been revealed, and it seems Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Tame Impala provide the best soundtrack if you’re looking to spruce up your home. New Spotify research analysed over 70,000 songs in ... 
14 February 2021

Homebase announces plans to open three small format stores in Walton-on-Thames

Home and garden experts Homebase, is planning to open of a series of new small format stores in Walton-on-Thames in Spring this year. The existing Bathstore showroom on New Zealand Avenue will be refreshed to include Kitchens by Homebase, after a ... 
12 February 2021

Mrs Hinch’s hack makes ‘radiator’ the most searched interior trend on Google!

Since we’re home a lot more than usual, many of us are turning to renovations to make our homes nicer places to spend our time. Heating and radiator specialists wanted to find out which home interior tweaks were top priority during ... 
12 February 2021

Norwich Tile Centre Joins N&C Group

Norfolk-based tile business, Norwich Tile Centre has sold it trading activities to the Nicholls & Clarke Group. The tile and bathroom retailer has been established as one of the premier tile outlets in Norwich for the past three decades and will ... 
11 February 2021

Independent body to oversee quality of new-build homes

A new organisation to champion consumer rights and ensure new build homes are built to a high standard has been launched by the government.Natalie Elphicke MP will chair the new homes quality boardNatalie Elphicke MP will chair the new homes quality ... 
10 February 2021

AkzoNobel no longer intends to acquire Tikkurila and continues to focus on Grow & Deliver strategy

Akzo Nobel N.V. submitted a binding proposal to acquire Tikkurila for €31.25 per share on January 28, 2021, having conducted customary due diligence to confirm potential synergies. The company no longer intends to pursue this acquisition, following ... 
9 February 2021

Green homes refurb grants need more time, urge MPs

The government is under pressure to extend the green homes grant scheme beyond March 2022 after a committee of MPs described current progress as moving at a snail's pace. Business, energy and industrial strategy minister Lord Callanan admitted only ... 
9 February 2021

Windows and doors trends for 2021

Whether you want to create a grand entrance or a bold first impression, windows and doors play an important role in enhancing a building’s kerb appeal. But with so many design options to choose from, how do you know which one to opt for, or what to ... 
8 February 2021

Carl Kammerling Fusion 2021 Trade Promotion – Filled with exciting new deals!

Carl Kammerling has launched its new Fusion 21 trade promotion - running from 1 February to 28 May 2021 - offering retailers fantastic savings on more than 150 products from all CKI brands including: C.K, C.K Magma, C.K Classic, Avit and Kasp. ... 
5 February 2021

Symphony Coatings and HMG Paints extend partnership

HMG Paints Ltd, the UK independent paint manufacturer, has announced a new partnership with Symphony Coatings. The partnership will see HMG’s industrial coatings and colour matching facilities available from three additional Symphony Coating ... 
5 February 2021

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