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AkzoNobel continues to see improving trend in Q3 2020

As the complex situation regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZA; AKZOY) today provides an update on recent business performance.Market headwinds have continued to ease during recent months. Based on current ... 
10 September 2020

HMG launches colour box for distributors and customers

Colour choice has never been easier for HMG Paints’ distributors and customers thanks to the launch of the new ColourBase Colour Box. The new paint colour identification tool presents over 2400 colour chips, displayed in chromatic order within 20 ... 
10 September 2020

How can homeowners make their properties more efficient through the green homes grant and what does the scheme mean for boilers?

Home heating accounts for around 20% of all UK carbon emissions and to help bring this percentage down the government has launched the Green Homes Grant scheme. Through the scheme, homeowners can receive funding of up to £5,000 towards increasing ... 
9 September 2020

Glee Gathering – Just one week to go…

See what’s in store… Explore curated product showcases from your favourite exhibitors, industry awards, exclusive content sessions and match-making opportunities. Tune in to Glee Gathering, a two-day programme bringing you the latest insights, ... 
9 September 2020

DIY projects soar in 2020 as holidays on hold due to coronavirus pandemic

Latest research from DIY Retailers, The Makeover Centre shows that popular searches around ‘Home Improvement & DIY’ almost double in January to July 2020 compared to the same time period in 2019.The data is from Google’s Keyword Planner Tool for ... 
9 September 2020

Brand new spray range comes to Dulux Decorator Centre 

Dulux Decorator Centre has introduced a brand new range of spray products that promise to cut down labour costs helping decorators work FIVE times faster than traditional methods.Introducing the latest spray equipment from trusted brands such as ... 
9 September 2020

Rainy Day Trust launches leaflet to promote its Covid-19 support and announces new helpline number

The Rainy Day Trust is continuing in the drive to spread awareness of its support during the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of a leaflet designed to appeal to businesses potentially at the beginning of any restructuring process.The charity has also ... 
8 September 2020

Woodlodge brings Glee to its Gloucestershire showroom

With exhibitions off the agenda this year, garden trade suppliers are looking for alternative ways to showcase their latest product introductions ahead of the new gardening season. Not wanting its retail customers to miss out, Woodlodge, the UK’s ... 
7 September 2020

DIY Week Awards 2020 - Winners Announced

The latest issue of DIY Week has just been published and can be read and downloaded from here. This issue includes a DIY Week Awards 2020 Special Event Supplement in which we reveal this year’s winners. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the ... 
4 September 2020

Squires Garden Centres offers some autumn gardening tips, trick & trends

Autumn is the perfect time of year to plant, as the soil is still warm from the summer sun, which encourages root growth, and moist from autumn rain. Choose plants that will add instant colour and drama to your garden now, grow your own winter ... 
4 September 2020

Scholarship Season open for horticulture students 

Five horticulture scholarships are available from the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF). Students can get up to £2,500 to put towards their studies. DCF has awarded almost £100,000 over the past ten years towards study tours, work placements, ... 
3 September 2020

National Home Improvement month kicks off with a broadcast media fanfare

The British Home Enhancement Association (BHETA)’s annual consumer-facing promotion, National Home Improvement Month (NHIM) kicked off on September 1 with a round of media on national and regional radio network interviews, highlighting the nation’s ... 
3 September 2020

Joy of Plants launches webshop integrations for Shopify, Bluepark & WooCommerce

A plant information company has launched an update to its services to enable plant webshops to be created based on its plant library. Joy of Plants has more than 14,500 plant images & data within its library and retailers can now quickly and ... 
2 September 2020

Rise in ‘exposing brickwork’ searches reflects recent home DIY boom

Search data from retailer Glowing Embers, has found a large increase in the number of people putting their DIY skills to the test with people tackling fireplaces in particular. Throughout lockdown, lots of people have been trying their hand at ... 
1 September 2020

Garland opens new warehouse as sales increase £1m so far this season

The opening of a new purpose-built warehouse by Garland /Worth Gardening has proved to be timely as the company is experiencing unprecedented growth in sales for its extensive range of garden care products. Garland/Worth Gardening’s new warehouse ... 
28 August 2020

BHETA joins lobby on future for safety marking in housewares and DIY

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has leant its weight to a forceful collective of trade associations lobbying Government on the future of the CE safety mark after BREXIT. The CE mark itself which is used by suppliers across ... 
28 August 2020

AkzoNobel supporting inspirational artist Sacha Jafri’s world record attempt

Celebrated artist Sacha Jafri is attempting to create the largest painting ever created on canvas – and he’s using AkzoNobel’s Dulux products to paint his way into the record books. Jafri’s Humanity Inspired project – which aims to raise $30 ... 
28 August 2020

HJ Hall unveils all-new outdoor range at virtual GLEE Trade Show

HJ Hall will be launching its latest range of outdoor socks at this year’s Glee Trade Show. For the third year running, HJ Hall will be exhibiting its newest products at the UK’s greatest garden and outdoor living trade exhibition, held virtually ... 
27 August 2020

Schneider Electric partners with National Home Improvement Month

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has partnered with Bheta for National Home Improvement Month (NHIM) to encourage the UK to improve their homes this September. NHIM is the UK's largest ... 
26 August 2020

Kingfisher establishes four new Responsible Business priorities

Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement company, has launched its four new Responsible Business priorities.Following the announcement of Kingfisher’s new group strategy in June – Powered by Kingfisher – the new Responsible Business plan ... 
25 August 2020
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