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Leekes builds on firm foundations

Leekes has opened its 'advanced' Building Centre concept in Llantrisant, Wales. 
2 July 2008

Shoots acquires third centre

Shoots has announced further expansion with the acquisition of Seymours Garden Centre in Cobham, Surrey for an undisclosed sum. 
2 July 2008

DIY names Wii winner

Paul Murney of Murpak Ltd takes home the must-have game 
2 July 2008

UHM raises £200 for Rainy Day Trust

Industry charity the Rainy Day Trust is £200 better off thanks to the generosity of members of United Housewares Merchants and their suppliers. 
30 June 2008

Wyevale appoints marketing director

Former Homebase head of marketing communications takes on position to develop and expand the Wyevale brand 
30 June 2008

Shoots grows with third acquisition

Berkshire-based garden centre buys Seymour Garden Centre in Cobham 
27 June 2008

Solex builds price offer into summer exhibition

Order prices for outdoor furniture and barbecues placed at the earliest trade show in the 2009 are likely to be the best available, say the organisers. 
27 June 2008

Decco beefs up service

Decco has boosted its service to customers with an investment in new delivery vehicles at its Leeds, Chesham and Dagenham branches. 
27 June 2008

Carbon Trust awards B&Q green standard

Home improvement retailer joins Morrisons and Thames Water 
24 June 2008

Gorilla Glue appoints European sales director

Adhesives brand announces appointment of ex-Henkel account manager to help with launch of premium range 
24 June 2008

Spread review may lead to depot closures

Depots in St Helens, Merseyside and Beckford, Gloucestershire face seeing doors closed 
24 June 2008

LG Harris acquisition

Paint brush and decorating equipment manufacturer LG Harris has announced the acquisition of John Palmer Brush Company for an undisclosed sum. 
23 June 2008

20 years for Earlex

Earlex, the Guildford-based manufacturer of steam wallpaper strippers and spray systems, celebrated its 20th birthday with a party at the Camberley Theatre on Friday June 13. 
20 June 2008

New head for Akzo’s decorative business

AkzoNobel announces that Tex Gunning will join the company as managing director of its Decorative Paints business with effect from September 1, 2008. 
18 June 2008

Competition for tradesmen hots up

A survey from Buildstore has found rising contractor rates are leading many people to do the work themselves. 
18 June 2008

Wickes md climbs every mountain

Jeremy Bird, managing director of Wickes, completed the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ last week along with divisional director Ian Kennedy – and with time to spare. 
18 June 2008

Draper and Ardex back DIY school

Draper Tools and Ardex Tiling Adhesives are supporting a DIY school set up 12 months ago by two residential property developers. 
18 June 2008

Karting Challenge raises £3K

The great and the good of the industry gathered together to raise more than £3,000 for charity at the 15th annual Hardware Trades Karting Challenge, organised by Stax Trade Centres joint md David Hibbert. 
18 June 2008

Irwin returns as sponsor of Britain's Best Tool Retailer

Tool supplier proud to support the excellent work of the top retailers in Britain's Best Retail Awards 2008 
16 June 2008

GIMA awards deadline a week away

The deadline for entries into the GIMA awards 2008 is now only seven days away - Friday 20th June is the last day that entries can be accepted. 
13 June 2008

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