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GIMA examines consumer trends

GIMA has confirmed that it will once again be partnering with leading trends intelligence agency, Scarlet Opus, to present an exclusive look at the future with the next Consumer and Design Trend Seminar (26 March 2020). 
21 February 2020

Worcester Bosch named as one of the top domestic appliances

Boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch has been awarded sixth place in the YouGov Top 10 Domestic Appliance Brands, as recommended by their customers.  
21 February 2020

Homebase supports National Home improvement Month

Homebase has joined forces with The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) to support National Home Improvement Month 2020. 
21 February 2020

Scott Brothers are now partnership distributors of moisture and pest control specialists, Kontrol.

Leading housewares supplier Scott Brothers are now partnership distributors of moisture and pest control specialists, Kontrol. Founded over 40 years ago, Kontrol provide simple and effective home and garden solutions designed to tackle moisture ... 
21 February 2020

Haskins to be redeveloped

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill has opened its doors to customers following a £15million investment to create a new, enhanced centre. 
19 February 2020

Wales and the South Coast are DIY property sale hotspots

Where is home to the largest number of potential jobs based on the biggest proportion of existing property sales? 
18 February 2020

Travis Perkins launches accountancy apprenticeship

Travis Perkins has launched a new finance graduate scheme as part of its recruitment strategy and commitment to apprenticeships. 
18 February 2020

Bira offers statement to incoming Chancellor

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is asking the new Chancellor of the Exchequer to honour pledges made by his predecessor. 
17 February 2020

Leekes to headline BHETA Forum

BHETA’s next retailer networking forum takes place on 25 March and will feature Amanda Reed, Leekes’ Buying Controller. 
17 February 2020

Rainy Day Trust issues statement on Coronavirus outbreak

Rainy Day Trust, the charity which exists to help people who have worked in the UK’s home improvement and enhancement industry, has released a statement on the recent Coronavirus outbreak. 
17 February 2020

4Sight Vision Support receives help from The Screwfix Foundation

4Sight Vision Support based in Bognor Regis, is celebrating after being awarded £4,855 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation4Sight Vision Support based in Bognor Regis, is celebrating after being awarded £4,855 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation. 
14 February 2020

National Buying Group starts the decade with new suppliers

National Buying Group (NBG) is growing its roster in 2020 with the addition of 16 new suppliers. 
14 February 2020

HTA comments on cabinet reshuffle

The Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle has seen a number of changes made within the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). 
14 February 2020

Positive six month results

Dunelm Group has announced its interim results for the 26 weeks to 28 December 2019. Total like for like (LFL) revenue growth of 5.6%, which follows the first half of 2019 at 7.8%. 
13 February 2020

AkzoNobel outlines plans for 2020

AkzoNobel has hosted an investor event in London, broadcast live by video webcast, to provide an update on the company’s Winning together: 15 by 20 strategy
13 February 2020

Jewson invests in South London branches

Jewson has invested £1.5 million across three branches in south London, making improvements to its sites in Mitcham, Croydon, and West Wickham 
13 February 2020

AkzoNobel announces 2019 report

AkzoNobel’s full-year 2019 results have been announced, and are reported to show its "company transformation on track". 
12 February 2020

Jon Abrahamsson Ring announced as CEO of Inter IKEA Group

Jon Abrahamsson Ring has been announced as the new CEO of Inter IKEA Group. 
12 February 2020

Farplants become Perennial’s latest Platinum Partner

Farplants, the leading wholesale nursery co-operative, have become a Platinum partner of Perennial – the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping people who work in horticulture. 
12 February 2020

New sustainability programme from Squire’s Garden Centres

Squire’s Garden Centres has signed up to The Planet Mark to help drive its sustainability efforts. 
11 February 2020

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