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1 in 2 British first-time buyers are more DIY confident after lockdown

One in two (51%) young British adults considered to be within the first-time buyer age range (25 to 44-year-olds) have attempted more DIY and home improvement tasks as a result of the time spent in lockdown, according to a new survey by leading ... 
7 July 2021

ManoMano, raises 355M$ in fundraising and confirms the UK as the fastest growing market

ManoMano, the leading European marketplace specialising in online DIY, home improvement and gardening, today announces the successful completion of its $355 million Series F fundraising and that it has reached $2.6 billion in valuation. ManoMano ... 
6 July 2021

The Rainy Day Trust £10 Junior Apprentice Challenge #JAT

Looking for something different to do with the kids this summer holiday? Then why not give the Rainy Day Trust Junior Apprentice Challenge 2021 a try? The idea is really simple, we give your child, aged 11-16 years old, a crisp new £10 note and they ... 
6 July 2021

Flooring Superstore expands sustainable product offering

Flooring Superstore, one of the fastest growing retailers of residential flooring, has expanded its range of sustainable products, including rugs and runners made from recycled t-shirts, and a new range of eco-friendly carpets manufactured from ... 
6 July 2021

HMG Paints launch new Fence and Shed Paint colours

The UK’s largest Independent Paint Manufacturer expand Fence and Shed Paint range of colours for Summer 2021. Available online and through distribution across the country, the new colours are already being utilised in gardens ahead of the next ... 
5 July 2021

What More UK: Why New Product Development and Innovation is Important to Us

What More UK, the market leading UK housewares manufacturer, started out with just 14 products, now they offer a range of nearly 2000 items. We asked them why new product development is such an important part of the business.What More UK is well ... 
5 July 2021

Exclusively sets the style trends – Togetherness

The Exclusively exhibition (24th to 25th August at the Business Design Centre) has a reputation for predicting commercial trends and a proven track record for enabling brands to get in front of buyers and the media. With the return of the ‘live’ ... 
5 July 2021

Housing stock needs to future proof for climate change

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has published an Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk, to set out the priority climate change risks and opportunities the Government should embrace for the UK. Based on the key findings of the third Climate ... 
5 July 2021

Agreement to Divest Traditional Merchanting Business in Great Britain

Grafton Group plc (“Grafton or the Group”), the building materials distributor and DIY retailer with operations in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, announces that it has entered into an agreement to divest its Traditional Merchanting Business in ... 
2 July 2021

Dulux Decorator Centre kick-starting careers for young people through Prince’s Trust Partnership

Dulux Decorator Centre is helping to usher a new generation of talent into the business - by providing a host of roles to disadvantaged young people. Aiming to help bridge the industry-wide skills shortage, the 33 positions are reserved exclusively ... 
1 July 2021

Nottingham home improvements company unveils new showroom in Basford

Basford-based home improvements firm, Stormclad, has opened its third showroom at its head office premises on Basford Road in Nottingham. Showcasing a wide range of products including windows and doors to evidence Stormclad’s wide range of services, ... 
30 June 2021

Travis Perkins creates 10 jobs at Minworth

Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials to the building and construction industry, is set to relocate from its existing site at Goosemoor Lane, Erdington to a bigger location at Forge Lane, Minworth and is set to open to ... 
30 June 2021

Sika Everbuild invests in captivating campaign to support EB25

Sika Everbuild has unveiled an eye-catching advertising campaign for its innovative adhesive EB25 - and it’s going to be hard to miss the message over the next 12 months. The straight-talking, no nonsense campaign focusses on the core benefit of ... 
29 June 2021

Toolstation helps young people learn building and trade skills

Toolstation, one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, is supporting the Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) social enterprise as it makes a bid to help more young people learn practical trade and DIY skills and ... 
28 June 2021

Leyland SDM boosts employee engagement and store efficiency with YOOBIC to support rapid business growth

Leyland SDM, the decorating and DIY specialist, has digitised in-store processes and colleague communication in partnership with YOOBIC, the digital workplace solution for frontline teams, to support its rapid growth serving the professional trade, ... 
28 June 2021

Double award delight for HMG at Family Business of the Year Awards

Manchester based family business, HMG Paints Ltd accept ‘Essence of Family Business’ Award as well as the inaugural ‘Next Generation Ambassador Award’ for 4th generation family member, Rebecca Falder at the annual Family Business United (FBU), ... 
25 June 2021

Sustainable decking brand invests in technology to aid its stockist partners

The UK’s leading brand of sustainable composite decking and cladding, Composite Prime, has launched an exclusive online stockist training programme. Following a huge surge in demand for composite decking products experienced by stockists during the ... 
24 June 2021

BHETA webinar on sustainable packaging

The overwhelming take out from the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) sustainability webinar which majored on packaging was that doing nothing was not an option. The event which took place on June 8th was packed with delegates, who ... 
24 June 2021

UK REACH major threat to UK manufacturing says coatings industry survey

The latest survey of British Coatings Federation (BCF) members reveals UK coatings manufacturers are increasingly concerned about the effects of the new UK chemical regulations. Almost 80% of respondents believe UK REACH will impact negatively on ... 
23 June 2021

What More UK: How we became a zero to landfill company

Zero to landfill is a tall order, but with careful planning and organisation it's possible. In just one day the What More manages to repurpose 40 tonnes of ‘single use' plastic per day. Here's how they do it. Sending waste to landfill is like ... 
23 June 2021
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