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Travis Perkins opens new branch in Worksop with help of Charter Mayor Neil Sanders

Travis Perkins, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and is the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, has opened the doors to its newly relocated branch in Worksop today, with the help of Charter Mayor of Worksop Neil ... 
14 July 2022

Five-star cuisine that’s sizzling hot

BBQ expert, LANDMANN, partners with 'Chefs for Foodies' to launch sizzling hot BBQ boxes this summer.Can you imagine being able to create Michelin-starred quality food all from the comfort of your own home? Well, with a little help, maybe you can…... 
13 July 2022

Screwfix opens 800th store

Screwfix has opened its 800th store today (Wednesday 13 July) in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, UK. Earlier this year Screwfix announced its store target of 80 new stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, creating more than 800 new ... 
13 July 2022

New issue of DIY Week Out Now!

Don't miss the latest issue of DIY Week which includes a special DIY Week Awards supplement that features all of this year's winning entries.There are also features on Merchandising & Point of Sale, Safety & Security, Outdoor Living, Supply ... 
13 July 2022

Bartoline achieves EcoVadis sustainability performance rating

Decorating sundries manufacturer Bartoline has achieved a Bronze EcoVadis Sustainability rating following the business’ first external assessment, this places the company in the top 33 per cent globally for sustainability commitment and performance. ... 
13 July 2022

Online trading site Neartoo.co.uk reaches product milestone

A unique online trading site is celebrating reaching a milestone of having over 50,000 products for sale by independent retailers across the UK. The Neartoo.co.uk website was launched to the public in March and has been designed to capture shopping ... 
11 July 2022

Health charity benefits from Burg-wächter's secure communities scheme

A mental and physical health support charity serving people living in Wiltshire, Carmarthenshire and Norfolk has won the support of Burg-Wächter UK's 'Secure Communities Scheme'. The security specialist singled out an application from Gul Outdoor ... 
11 July 2022

Coventry plastics manufacturer prepares to welcome Lord-Lieutenant

After being honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade in April this year, Whitefurze gears up for a summer of celebration. The company has grown from selling a small range of plastic consumer products to a successful and ... 
11 July 2022

Modern to minimalism: The most influential interior trends for 2022

Industville has created a unique algorithm to rank the UKs most popular interior trends for 2022, revealing modern interior design and hybrid Scandi-Japanese style, Japandi, as firm favourites. Industville, one of the UK's leading makers of ... 
11 July 2022

Hardware Retail Group acquires Black Cat Trading of Sheerness

Hardware Retail Group Ltd has announced the acquisition of the renowned hardware store, Black Cat of Sheerness. Black Cat has over 100 years of trading on Sheerness’ high street and is popular with residents and visitors to the Sheerness area. As ... 
11 July 2022

Draper Tools launches its NEW Catalogue 2022-2024

Draper Tools is pleased to announce the launch of its 2022-2024 catalogue, featuring hundreds of new product lines across its wide range of industry sectors. Family-firm, 103-year-old Draper Tools is a brand trusted by industry specialists and the ... 
5 July 2022

Kingfisher accelerates action to tackle climate change

Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement retailer and owner of Screwfix and B&Q, has announced today it is committing to a new 2040 net zero target and an increased 60% Sustainable Home Products sales 2025 target. Kingfisher published ... 
5 July 2022

Zest Outdoor Living a big winner at Glee

A fantastic show all round was the verdict from timber garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest on Glee 2022. It launched its new products for the 2023 season and won the top prize in the Glee New Product ... 
4 July 2022

Homebase opens in Chester with inspirational new store

Homebase is bringing the best of its home and garden ranges to Chester with an inspirational new store on Greyhound Retail Park in time for the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.The new 30,500 sq. ft store is the one-stop-shop for the products, expertise ... 
30 June 2022

ToughBuilt confirms first ever Holz Handwerk appearance

Pioneering US tool manufacturer, ToughBuilt has announced it will make its debut appearance at Germany's leading woodworking trade event, Holz Handwerk. The biennial show, which regularly attracts over 110,000 carpenters, woodworkers, and joiners, ... 
30 June 2022

Wickes joins RangeMe on a digital drive to scale product sourcing

Home improvement business Wickes has today partnered with RangeMe to support their product buying teams, ensuring they have access to the most relevant products their customers demand. This partnership presents Wickes with innovation and scale ... 
29 June 2022

Wayfair launches in Ireland

Wayfair, one of the world’s largest destinations for the home, today announced that it has launched in Ireland. Irish shoppers will now be able to explore and shop Wayfair’s unparalleled online selection of more than 1 million home goods enabling ... 
27 June 2022

British Coatings Federation launches online history archive at 110th year celebration

2022 marks the 110th year since the inaugural meeting of The National Federation of Associated Paint, Colour and Varnish Manufacturers of the United Kingdom. As part of the celebrations, the British Coatings Federation (BCF) has created an online ... 
24 June 2022

Simon Acres Group Supports Charity Golf Day

KBB and merchant service provider Simon Acres Group will once again be supporting local charity BacZac, sponsoring a hole at the annual golf day which takes place at Northampton Golf Club on Friday 8th July. Group Director of Recruitment, Ben Paine ... 
23 June 2022

Building materials increased by more than 10 percent last quarter, according to Buildiro.com pricing data

The average price of building materials and home improvement supplies in the United Kingdom increased by more than 10 percent between March and June, according to pricing data monitored by Buildiro.com, an online marketplace for UK merchants, ... 
23 June 2022
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