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Travis Perkins launches data apprenticeships to boost future skills

Travis Perkins plc, one of the largest suppliers of building materials and equipment, and a leading partner to the construction industry, has launched two new data apprenticeships, including a data fellowship and an advanced data fellowship. These ... 
26 October 2021

BHETA advises housewares, garden and DIY members on bladed items legislation

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is updating members on the implications of the latest information from Government on the timing and scope of the proposed Offensive Weapons Act (OWA). The proposed legislation affects the sale ... 
25 October 2021

Covers OTBS employee completes 50km challenge for Kent Hospice in memory of partner

An employee from Covers OTBS in Bexleyheath has completed a 50-kilometre challenge for charity in memory of her partner. Zoe Elms, a sales representative at the Orpington timber and builders’ merchants, embarked on the Thames Path Challenge ... 
20 October 2021

Travis Perkins and Northampton Saints celebrate 20 year partnership with special anniversary match

Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials to the building and construction industry, alongside all Travis Perkins plc businesses, will celebrate its 20th anniversary as Principal Partner of Northampton Saints Rugby Club at the ... 
19 October 2021

Sustainable decking brand partners with UK’s largest independent grass supplier

One of the UK’s largest sustainable decking brands, Composite Prime, has secured the UK’s largest independent artifice grass supplier as a retailer of its luxury products. Grass Direct, which was formed in 2012 and stocks the widest range of ... 
17 September 2021

Dulux predicts wave of hope and optimism as it announces its colour of the year

A desire for a fresh start in 2022 will see people opt for lighter colours, according to Dulux as it revealed the Colour of the Year for 2022, Bright Skies, along with four supporting ColourFutures palettes.The launch is supported by a range of ... 
14 September 2021

More exciting brands confirmed for Glee 2021

With less than a month to go until the doors open on the first in-person Glee event in two years, retailers from across the garden retail sector will be busy planning their trip around the show. These retailers will be pleased to learn that this ... 
8 September 2021

Don’t miss out on Glee, register now!

As Glee 2021 gets set to open its doors at the NEC from 14th – 16th September, retailers and other trade buyers are invited to register online for the first in-person European event for our industry taking place within the last 18 months.More than ... 
7 September 2021

New research shows over 112,000 UK trade businesses have been set up since the first Covid-19 lockdown 

Since the first Coronavirus lockdown was announced on 23rd March 2020, over 112,000 trade businesses have been set up in the UK, new research has revealed. The study, conducted by IronmongeryDirect, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of specialist ... 
7 September 2021

Toolstation launches sharp-toothed brand campaign 

Toolstation, one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, will launch a sharp-toothed new brand ad this Saturday, 4th September, to celebrate the skills of key tradespeople across the UK and remind viewers ... 
3 September 2021

Dizmezs’ sustainable soul and sustainable supply

Winter fuel experts Dizmezs have increased their manufacturing site capabilities, following strong growth in 2020. Already a reliable supplier to the UK market, this significant investment will return higher production capacity, strengthening the ... 
2 September 2021

E-commerce ready garden furniture

Manufacturer of sustainable Garden Furniture, EKJU are now offering a range of products to help retailers with their online sales, as well as providing stock for traditional in-store sales. The Ecommerce range is packaged ready for home delivery ... 
1 September 2021

Autumn Fair delivers the best gifts of all and launches official app

Staging the largest gathering of Gift products in one place incorporating Gift, Beauty & Wellbeing, Kid’s Toys and Play, and Greetings, as well as fantastic crossover buying opportunities between Home, Summerhouse, and Fashion sectors, Autumn ... 
21 August 2021

GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund

As activity ramps up ahead of Glee 2021, GIMA is encouraging new business and innovators to consider entering the 2021 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund, with this year’s winner being unveiled at Glee, the leading annual exhibition for the garden and ... 
19 August 2021

ToughBuilt joins British Safety Industry Federation

ToughBuilt has become a member of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF). The company's decision to join the UK's leading trade association for the PPE industry reflects its commitment to championing the highest levels of occupational health ... 
18 August 2021

Dulux revamps Changing Rooms as home improvement show returns to TV

Dulux and Shine TV launch multi-platform campaign with media agency Mediacom that brings a new, younger audience to the show’s 25-year heritage ahead of re-launch on Channel 4.Tonight marks the re-launch of Changing Rooms, as Dulux gives a fresh ... 
18 August 2021

Numbers look great, says Exclusively team

One stand only remains available at the live 2021 Exclusively Show, taking place at The Business Design Centre, Islington on 24th & 25th August as registered visitor numbers continue to increase. All 18 stands in the Launchpad area, which ... 
17 August 2021

Muffle Limited, growing at an average rate of 153% YoY

Muffle Limited, a global acoustic and soundproofing solutions provider, is set to expand further into international markets, growing at an average rate of 153% YoY. Since 2019, Muffle Limited has provided acoustic and soundproofing solutions ... 
16 August 2021

Homebase to return to Bradford later this year

Home and garden experts Homebase is bringing the best of its products, ideas and inspiration to Bradford, with a brand-new store on Enterprise 5 Retail Park. Opening later this year on Bradford Road, the 34,500 sq. ft store and 10,000 sq. ft. garden ... 
12 August 2021

DK Tools’ Website Wins ‘E-Commerce Solution of the Year’ Award

DK Tools is delighted to announce that it has won the prestigious ‘E-Commerce Solution of the Year’ award for the introduction of a ‘silent sales assistant’ onto its transactional business-to-business (B2B) website.Organised by Retail Systems, the ... 
10 August 2021

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