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Bradford Garden Centre donates bulbs and seeds to Shipley mental health charity

The team at a Bradford Garden Centre have donated seeds and bulbs to a Shipley mental health charity.Left to right Dylan Carroll, Gemma Bingham from The Cellar Trust and Jamie Maxwell Gemma Bingham with Tong team membersWith the help of supplier, ...
30 November 2020 0 Comments

New study reveals 90% of tradespeople have introduced new services as a result of Covid-19

Yell Business has today released new research into how small businesses have adapted to survive in light of Covid-19 and how the pandemic is changing the way businesses and consumers communicate. The new study reveals the scale of the challenge ...
27 November 2020 0 Comments

Notcutts media release: Profits up at Notcutts in Year to February 2020

Notcutts recorded another year of profit growth in the year ending February 2020 with operating profit up 13.5% to £1.72m. This followed a 52.5% increase in operating profit on the prior year. Gross margin improved by 1.4% points to 48.9%. Total ...
26 November 2020 0 Comments

Kingfisher plc acquires NeedHelp services marketplace

Kingfisher plc has announced that it has acquired NeedHelp, one of Europe’s leading home improvement services marketplaces, for a total cash consideration of c.€10 million. As part of the transaction, Guillaume de Kergariou, the founder of NeedHelp, ...
25 November 2020 0 Comments

2020 is declared a ‘record year’ for compost by The Greener Gardening Company

Leading growing media supplier, The Greener Gardening Company has hailed 2020 as a record year for sales of its portfolio of peat-reduced and peat-free growing media, despite the immense challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company behind ...
25 November 2020 0 Comments

Government’s heat pumps plan “doomed to failure” without massive increase in training

The Government’s plan to increase heat pump installations is “doomed to failure” without a substantial increase in training for installers, according to consumer advice specialists at The Heating Hub. Last week the Government outlined its 10-step ...
24 November 2020 0 Comments

Kbsa welcomes level playing field for independent showrooms

The Kbsa has welcomed the news that Wren and Magnet are to close their stores in accordance with the latest government guidelines. Kbsa national chair Richard Hibbert said, “We have been relentless in our pursuit of Trading Standards to clarify the ...
24 November 2020 0 Comments

Clean up with Sikaseal-415 industrial wipes

New to the Sika range are SikaSeal-415 Industrial Wipes, a wipe specially formulated for the building and allied trades to clean a plethora ...
24 November 2020
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