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HTA welcomes General Election result

The HTA has welcomed the outcome of yesterday's (12 December 2019) General Election result, where the Conservative Party achieved a commanding majority. 
13 December 2019

Challenge 25 material underway for bladed items

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to provide a suite of officially sanctioned Challenge 25 artwork for suppliers, retailers and delivery companies involved in the legitimate supply of age-restricted bladed items such as kitchen knives and DIY and garden tools. 
13 December 2019

Paul Mason announced for GCA conference

It's the 'Economy, Stupid', as writer and broadcaster Paul Mason will be talking about the economy and the political landscape during his guest speech at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 2020 annual conference in January 2020. 
12 December 2019

New consumer guarantees from Worcester Bosch

Worcester Bosch is announcing new guarantees for its range of gas-fired boilers. 
12 December 2019

Success for Scruffs at 'On the Tools' awards

Scruffs has scooped two awards at the 2019 On The Tools Awards for Workwear and Boot brand of the Year, as voted for by UK tradespeople. 
12 December 2019

BMJ Industry Awards: nominations are now open

The BMJ Industry Awards website is now open to take nominations for the 2020 Awards. 
11 December 2019

Homebase contract now live for Wincanton

Wincanton has launched its fully managed customer order delivery service for Homebase, one of the UK's largest home improvement and garden retailers.

 

11 December 2019

One in seven renters expect landlords to settle arguments over bill payments

One in seven British renters expect their landlords to resolve arguments over bill payments, new research has revealed.The study, conducted by broadband and utilities provider Glide, surveyed 1,000 tenants who are either currently renting a property,... 
11 December 2019

Positive trading update from Dunelm Group

Dunelm Group has confirmed that gross margins have been stronger than expected as a result of sourcing gains and better sell through. Operational costs remain well controlled and in line with expectations. 
10 December 2019

Best in class for Travis Perkins

Travis Perkins has been awarded top honours at the UK IT Industry Awards 2019 in the ‘Best Use of Cloud Services’ category. 
10 December 2019

Travis Perkins/Wickes demerger progressing well

At the Group’s interim 2019 results presentation in July 2019 the Travis Perkins Management team announced the intention to demerge the Wickes business. The process is progressing well, and is on track to be completed in the second quarter of 2020, according to latest updates by the company. 
10 December 2019

Maped Helix joins BHETA

Maped Helix is the latest company to join The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), in readiness for the debut of the Maped Picnik concept – a range of lunch boxes, water bottles and lunch bags. 
9 December 2019

HMG Paints win Corporate Social Responsibility Award

HMG Paints has won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the 10th annual British Coatings Federation Awards evening 
9 December 2019

Bradford Garden Centre donates ‘wish tree' to specialist school

A Bradford Garden Centre has donated a Christmas tree to a Leeds school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs. 
9 December 2019

Trustmark and trading standards scheme offers additional level of consumer protection and trade accreditation

Following on from the recent inclusion in the ECO3 regulations, TrustMark, the only Government Endorsed Quality Scheme, is offering an additional level of consumer protection and trade accreditation to both householders and tradespeople looking to ... 
6 December 2019

Get ready for the biggest Jewson Live yet

Jewson Live – the UK’s event for builders – is returning to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham for the fifth year this December. 
6 December 2019

Digital Goodie acquires UK-based Maginus

Digital Goodie, the Finnish creator of a digital platform for Headless Connected Commerce, has announced it has acquired Maginus, a UK-based company developing e-commerce software and technology solutions for mid-market retailers and distributors. 
6 December 2019

South East Homebuilding & Renovating Show is looking to build on 2019

The South East Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning to Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre between 18-19 January 2020, with 50 per cent more exhibitors than 2019. 
6 December 2019

BiKBBI calls for retailers to ‘Get on the Bus!’

The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) is once again partnering with KBB, the premier industry trade show held between 1 and 4 March 2020 at the NEC Birmingham, and is calling upon independent retailers to ‘... 
6 December 2019

AkzoNobel celebrates 85 years of Wanda

It may have once been a local brand, but customers all over the world are now enjoying AkzoNobel’s Wanda vehicle refinishes brand, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary. 
5 December 2019
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