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Travis Perkins raises £55,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support through cement mixer hire

Travis Perkins which is part of Travis Perkins plc and is the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, raised £55,000 through the hire of its cement mixers over the last 12 months. The initiative is part of Travis Perkins’ ... 
7 September 2022

BHETA And Stax to Hold Meet the Buyer Event

BHETA is to host a Meet the Buyer event with Stax Trade Centres. The event will take place on Thursday 13th October at the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel, Manchester. This speed networking event allows potential suppliers to meet with a key garden and ... 
7 September 2022

How to prepare the home for autumn

Discount Code’s money-saving expert, Natalia Lachim, reveals how preparing our homes for Autumn can help reduce bills while still being able to heat our homes.Clear your gutteringAlthough not the most glamorous of tasks, September is the ideal time ... 
7 September 2022

AUTUMN FAIR 22 Delivers on Inspiration & Discovery

Thousands of retailers visited Autumn Fair, the UK’s leading wholesale marketplace for Home, Gift, Fashion and Sourcing, yesterday at the NEC Birmingham to source new products from hundreds of exhibitors as well as enjoy a host of insightful and ... 
5 September 2022

Make UK comment on Liz Truss’s selection as leader of the Conservative Party

“We congratulate Liz Truss on her appointment and look forward to discussing the critical importance of manufacturing, a sector that delivers millions of well-paid, highly skilled jobs across the whole of the UK. "Britain’s manufacturers are an ... 
5 September 2022

Toolstation Offers Everyday Great Value to Customers with Launch of New Catalogue

Toolstation has today launched its latest catalogue in stores and online, offering a wide array of new products, brands, and offers at amazing value that aim to help customers save money on trade-quality products during a challenging period of ... 
5 September 2022

Doors open to a vibrant, community-focused Autumn Fair and Moda this Sunday

This Sunday, the doors open to the UK’s leading marketplace for wholesale Home, Gift, Fashion, and Sourcing, Autumn Fair, with community at the heart of its remit as it invests and evolves for the future of retail. Across four days, tens of ... 
3 September 2022

ToughBuilt announces debut appearance at Eisenwarenmesse - International Hardware Faire

ToughBuilt has joined the impressive list of exhibitors at Eisenwarenmesse/ International Hardware Fair 2022, after the biennial show's four-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The US manufacturer of intelligently designed, productivity enhancing hand ... 
2 September 2022

Spring & Autumn Fair Teams Announce Host of Community and Charity Initiatives

The UK’s leading marketplace for wholesale home, gift, fashion, and design & source, Spring & Autumn Fair, has outlined a host of community-based and charity initiatives undertaken by the teams who work across both shows to support the ... 
2 September 2022

BHETA confirms continued industry upturn despite YOY dip

BHETA’s latest economic report into DIY, garden, housewares and small domestic electricals, now sponsored by some of the leading suppliers in the market, confirms that while most sectors are experiencing year on year downturns, value and volume ... 
2 September 2022

Energy inefficient homes set to cost households extra £748 in bills from October

New research from Kingfisher, owner of B&Q and Screwfix, has revealed the growing cost-of-living hit to homeowners and renters in Britain’s 19m energy inefficient homes. Households living in the two thirds of homes in England and Wales rated ... 
31 August 2022

Crown Paints Celebrates Industry Award Shortlist

Crown Paints is delighted to have reached the final stage in the Sustainable Innovation category of the British Coatings Federation (BCF) Awards, for significantly reducing its environmental impact across its transport and haulage operations. Crown ... 
30 August 2022

Toolstation Helps Fund Creation Of Redditch Youth Hub

Toolstation, one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, has completed its latest tie-up with the Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) social enterprise, helping fund the repurposing of vacant units in Redditch ... 
30 August 2022

Volunteer-It-Yourself and Travis Perkins join forces to refurbish Charlton Park Rugby Club

Travis Perkins, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and is the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, has announced its 100th tie-up with the Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) social enterprise, helping donate materials for the ... 
29 August 2022

Maggie Throup MP and Screwfix Trade Apprentice Winner Visit Store in Ilkeston

Screwfix recently welcomed Maggie Throup MP, Member of Parliament for Erewash, and Alex Avis, reigning champion for Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2022, to the Ilkeston store in Derbyshire.Ms Throup and Mr Avis, who is from Nottingham, had the ... 
29 August 2022

Toolstation announced as headline sponsor for the 2022 On The Tools Awards

Toolstation has been announced as the new headline sponsor for the 2022 On The Tools Awards. The On The Tools Awards relaunch for 2022 to recognise the skill, innovation and resilience of UK tradespeople. Relaunching following a two-year delay due ... 
29 August 2022

Zest exhibits at Four Oaks

Timber garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest is exhibiting at Four Oaks (6 and 7 September) for the 11th consecutive year.The company will be showcasing its new on-trend products for the 2023 season ... 
24 August 2022

46% of UK tradespeople have delayed or refused work because of the materials shortage

The materials shortage has plagued the UK trade industry for two years, and now new research has revealed the stark impact this had had on tradespeople. The study, conducted by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, ... 
23 August 2022

Screwfix replaces iconic paper catalogue with digital screens

After 30 years of production, omnichannel retailer Screwfix has announced it will no longer be printing physical copies of its catalogue, instead introducing digital screens in store showing its full 37,000 product range, compared to just 16,000 in ... 
22 August 2022

Glee crowns its first ever ESG Initiative Award winner

Following the first-ever June edition of the Glee exhibition, the show’s organisers have added a new initiative as part of its ‘Power of One’ campaign, introducing the Glee ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Initiative Award. This new award ... 
19 August 2022
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