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Industry Awards 2008: DON'T MISS OUT!

Still time to get your entries in! 
4 February 2008

Black & Decker cuts jobs in north east

Black & Decker has announced plans to cut 169 jobs at its factory in Spennymoor, County Durham. 
4 February 2008

Branch closures at Floors-2-Go

Flooring specialist today announces 90 redundancies 
1 February 2008

UPDATE: Floors-2-Go releases statement

Chief executive confirms staff cuts due to ‘difficult’ few months 
1 February 2008

TV builder helps Wickes launch fundraising campaign

Chocoholics ‘go without’ to raise money for Leukaemia Research 
31 January 2008

New appointment at Typhoon

Hector Hui hired as head of quality control for homewares manufacturer. 
31 January 2008

Notcutts staff a cut above

Staff at Notcutts’ Norwich branch have been named “Brains of Norwich”. 
29 January 2008

B&Q goes after the grey pound

B&Q will shortly unveil a new range aimed entirely at attracting a market of 25 million over-fifties. 
27 January 2008

Kingfisher appoints Ian Cheshire as group chief executive

B&Q ceo replaces outgoing Gerry Murphy with effect from January 28, 2008. 
25 January 2008

BHETA links up with Interbuild

Interbuild is offering a discount to British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) members who want to exhibit at its show in October. 
25 January 2008

Plasti-kote emphasises the importance of online presence

An interactive, informative and consumer-focussed virtual shop-front makes a significant difference, claims the paint-spray manufacturer. 
25 January 2008

JML buys two shopping channels from Sky

JML has purchased two television shopping channels from Sky’s electronic programming guide (EPG). 
25 January 2008

Topps secures ad deal with ITV

Campaign to run three times a week after the national news. 
24 January 2008

New management appointments at Toolbank

Toolbank has appointed Phil Corby as its new logistics director. 
23 January 2008

B&Q to stop selling patio heaters

B&Q has followed the lead of Wyevale and announced that it is to stop selling patio heaters at its 325 UK stores. 
23 January 2008

Wickes is diy's number one for customer service

Customers appreciate range depth and customer service initiatives, study finds. 
21 January 2008

Briwax back in control of Bollom family

After a turbulent 12 months, woodcare specialist, Briwax, is back in the hands of the Bollom family. 
21 January 2008

Conference gets new headline sponsor

HousewaresLive.net and Housewares Magazine are very pleased to announce that Gilberts Food Equipment is the latest company to sign up as a sponsor of the brand new Housewares Conference. 
21 January 2008

Sarum pleased with visitor numbers to annual trade show

Visitors impressed with quality of products on offer - and food, says Sarum partner John Mouland. 
21 January 2008

Organiser buoyant despite fall in show numbers

DIY & Garden Show & Totally Tools organiser, Brintex, was bullish today despite announcing a lower attendance to this year’s event compared with 2007. 
18 January 2008
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