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London’s forgotten tube stations where homeowners could be £20k better off 

Research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed how homeowners surrounding one of the capital’s forgotten tube stations could benefit by as much as £50,000 if plans to connect their area to the world’s most famous ... 
2 December 2022

Shopping centres come out trumps on Black Friday with +16.8% footfall rise, but UK footfall still remains -17.5% below pre-pandemic levels

According to retail experts Springboard, footfall in UK retail destinations rose by +3.2% last week from the week before, with rises in consumer activity across all three key destination types. However, shopping centres were the most popular ... 
28 November 2022

Dramatic DeWalt 'Black Friday Fortnight' savings from U-PRO

When it comes to building and construction, DeWalt really is a brand that stands apart. Designed for professionals and built to withstand even the toughest of tasks, whether it’s a drill, sander or saw, you can rely on DeWalt tools to help you get ... 
24 November 2022

LOFA & Thrive: A partnership that improves lives

Thrive, the charity that helps people with their mental and physical health through gardening has teamed up with the Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association, (LOFA) to help more people access their life changing gardening sessions. Through a ... 
23 November 2022

Screwfix opens first store in France

Kingfisher, the international home improvement company, has opened its first Screwfix store in France. The expansion of Screwfix in France is one of the key investments by the Group to drive growth. The first Screwfix France store officially opened ... 
23 November 2022

Tile Giant Christmas launches an exclusive festive promotion for trade rewards customers 

Tile Giant has teamed up with Rubi to bring its trade rewards customers an exclusive promotion in the run up to Christmas to honour its commitment of providing one of the most attractive rewards schemes on the market. The 12 days of Christmas ... 
18 November 2022

Goold Estates helps Tile Rite to secure new headquarters

One of the UK’s leading retail tiling supplier has chosen to expand its business by launching a new headquarters in the West Midlands.Goold Estates has let a 50,000 sq ft warehouse, office and showroom at Beecham Business Park to the UK’s leading ... 
18 November 2022

Burg-Wächter delivers on Gardiner Haskins partnership

When popular home retailer Gardiner Haskins was looking for high-end post boxes to display in their stores, Burg-Wächter stood out clearly among all its competitors. As Europe’s largest manufacturer of quality post boxes, it is the first choice for ... 
16 November 2022

Online bathroom retailer Victoria Plum appoints Helen Skelton as first-ever brand ambassador

Online bathroom retailer Victoria Plum has revealed TV and radio presenter Helen Skelton as its first ever brand ambassador.The deal is the first celebrity brand partnership for the Doncaster-headquartered company which has an annual turnover of £... 
15 November 2022

BHETA's Stax meet the buyer event a great success

BHETA’s Meet the Buyer event with Stax Trade Centres which took place last month has been deemed a great success by both buyers and suppliers. A speed networking event, it allowed potential suppliers to meet with a key garden and home improvement / ... 
15 November 2022

Sherwin-Williams unveils major expansion of Sheffield paint production facility in boost to local economy

Sherwin-Williams, the global paint, and coatings company, has unveiled a major expansion of its Sheffield production facility, delivering a huge boost to the local economy.The expansion of the Chapeltown site represents a £10m investment by Sherwin-... 
15 November 2022

Three big reasons LANDSCAPE is supporting real turf only

LANDSCAPE – The Industry Trade Show ‘does their bit’ for sustainability and takes the leap to only support real turf at their event in September 2023. This environmental stance means LANDSCAPE will not accept any bookings from exhibitors ... 
15 November 2022

Why do it yourself?

As evidence emerges of the DIY boom now starting to fall back, retailers will have to work even harder to communicate their offer to customers, says Duncan Potter, CMO at Pricer.While sales for most DIY chains are still ahead of pre-pandemic levels ... 
12 November 2022

British Garden Centres 12 ways for an affordable and sustainable Christmas

With the cost-of-living crisis affecting many, families might be looking to cut down on their usual festive spending over the Christmas and New Year period. Having a memorable Christmas whilst going easy on your purse and the planet is not as ... 
10 November 2022

Staines & Bright’s Home Hardware wins Home Hardware’s Cookshop Window Dressing Competition

Staines & Bright’s Home Hardware (Tiptree) has won Home Hardware’s Cookshop Window Dressing Competition for the second year running. Malletts Home Hardware (Truro) received the runner’s up prize.The competition was introduced to support the 40 ... 
7 November 2022

Back with a Bang: Together TV returns to full Freeview capacity with a new free DIY Challenge

As the nights draw in and the cost of living crisis leads us to an upcoming ‘winter of discontent’, Together TV continues to provide reasons to be cheerful. It is back to serving its loyal viewers by returning to full Freeview coverage and ... 
5 November 2022

BHETA webinar to focus on cyber crime

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to hold a training webinar on the prevention of cyber-crime. The speaker will be Arun Barnard, Cyber Protect Officer at the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit (ROCU), and the event will ... 
4 November 2022

GCA to welcome inclusion and diversity consultant at 2023 conference

Consultant, public speaker and author Linbert Spencer OBE will be presenting at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in Blackburn in January. Garden centre owners, managers and their teams will hear from Linbert on Monday, January ... 
3 November 2022

The most popular ways to heat your home according to Google trend data

According to Santander, estate agents report that buyers are paying up to 15.5% more for a property that boasts high efficiency standards. 95% of homes in the UK are centrally heated, relying on gas boilers. As the cost-of-living crisis continues, ... 
1 November 2022

Selco Builders Warehouse selects RELEX Solutions to unify supply chain and space planning operations

Selco Builders Warehouse, a leading provider of trade services, building products, and materials to tradespeople across the UK, is partnering with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified supply chain and retail planning solutions, to optimise its ... 
31 October 2022
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