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MKM helps transform pigsty into luxury wedding venue

The Oakwood at Ryther was recently a working pig farm, run by several generations of the Dennis family. Fast forward several years and the site is now home to a luxury wedding venue thanks to the excellent work of the family and help from its local ... 
26 January 2022

UK retailer Robert Dyas starts its pricing journey with Competera and KIVALUE

Robert Dyas, a UK-based Garden, DIY, Electricals & Homewares retailer, will enhance its competitive data monitoring with Competera's Competitive Data solution and consulting partner KIVALUE. The partnership is the first step of the retailer's ... 
22 January 2022

AkzoNobel marks impressive decade as UK Top Employer

Leading paints and coatings business, AkzoNobel, has maintained its official status as a champion of people by the Top Employers Institute for the tenth consecutive year.Officially recognised as a Top Employer in the UK today, AkzoNobel - home to ... 
20 January 2022

Builders’ merchants urged to invest in skills and digital in 2022

Investment in recruitment and digital capabilities will be needed to tackle mounting challenges in the year ahead, according to a poll of builders’ merchants. Continuing price fluctuations, materials availability and labour shortages were all ... 
19 January 2022

Make UK to speak at BHETA Webinar

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to hold another of its popular webinars, this time with Make UK, The Manufacturers’ Organisation. The event will take place on Wednesday 26 January at 11am, and the speaker will be Make UK ... 
17 January 2022

Simon acres to introduce new KBB services team at KBB Birmingham

Leading KBB and merchant services provider Simon Acres Group (SAGL) will introduce its new KBB support services field sales team at the 2022 KBB exhibition (06-09 March NEC Birmingham – Stand No. N60). The sales team, who will be able to visit ... 
17 January 2022

Watson Home Hardware wins Home Hardware’s Christmas Window Dressing Competition

We are delighted to announce that Watson Home Hardware (Sutton-on-Sea) has won Home Hardware’s Christmas Window Dressing Competition. Danum Home Hardware (Doncaster) received the runner’s up prize. The competition was introduced to support the ... 
16 January 2022

GIMA Day Conference: Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations

The first of GIMA’s 2022 Day Conferences is scheduled to take place on February 17th, where attendees will be able to learn more about forthcoming changes to the Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations (EPR). Taking place at Wyboston Lakes in ... 
14 January 2022

The Future for International Trade Conference agenda announced

The agenda for The Future for International Trade Conference on March 17th, 2022, at the Stratford Manor Hotel has been confirmed, together with its keynote speaker, Shelley Boyle, Head of Business Development at online retailer, ManoMano. This ... 
13 January 2022

Spring Fair extends deadline for its coveted Little Black Book

Spring Fair, the UK's most diverse, vibrant, and exciting wholesale marketplace for home, gift, and fashion taking place from 6th – 9th February 2022 in Halls 1-8 NEC Birmingham, has extended the deadline for its sought-after Little Black Book ... 
12 January 2022

Waterproofing a bathroom: What you need to know

When building or renovating a bathroom, waterproofing it properly should be a top priority. Without adequate waterproofing, the owner should expect a multitude of problems, from dampness and mould to more severe flooding and consequential damage. ... 
12 January 2022

Introducing Victory Colours

Eco paint specialists Victory Colours are the latest interiors brand to join the jwc family. The family-run business was born out of a desire to rid the world of hidden 'nasties' in every day products. With a background in the manufacturing and ... 
12 January 2022

Woodpecker Flooring extends warranty to 100 years

Wood flooring experts Woodpecker Flooring have announced a new 100-year warranty on all their wood floors.The industry-leading guarantee is available across all solid wood, engineered wood and bamboo floors from the family-run business. Previously, ... 
12 January 2022

DPD UK finalises acquisition of CitySprint 

DPD UK, part of DPDgroup, Europe's largest parcel delivery network, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of CitySprint, the UK's premier same day delivery company, following the recent approval of the transaction by the Competition ... 
12 January 2022

The five most common causes of damp and how to avoid them

Damp is one of the most common property issues found across the UK, with an estimated one in five households experience issues with damp in their lifetime. “Damp essentially means there is a presence of moisture within the property,” building and ... 
11 January 2022

GCA decides to postpone annual conference in wake of COVID

The Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 56th annual conference due to take place at the end of this month has been postponed as a result of the ongoing spread of Omicron (January 2022).Tammy Woodhouse, GCA Chairman Elect,The organisation’s executive ... 
11 January 2022

Bira launches new trading platform Neartoo to help indies recover from pandemic

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is calling on independent retailers to sign up to its new online trading site to help them recover from the pandemic. The website, which is being launched in February 2022, will provide ... 
10 January 2022

Colour expertise by Villeroy & Boch and Gesa Hansen

Villeroy & Boch and designer Gesa Hansen have revealed their personal colour secrets with their digital Colour Wheel, which allows you to easily experiment with different shades to set the tone for your new bathroom. The Colour Wheel is ... 
6 January 2022

PAINT NEWS: Victory Colours launch new Harmony Collection

Eco paint specialists Victory Colours have launched a brand new colour collection, in collaboration with artisan wallpaper design house Addicted to Patterns.Named The Harmony Collection, the 14-strong paint range beautifully complements Addicted to ... 
6 January 2022

Theo Paphitis Retail Group resilient through the pandemic with the Group delivering strong growth 

Christmas 2021 trading results (6 weeks to 24 December), comparing 2021 vs 2019 - as the only meaningful measure, given the lockdown impact to trade in 2020. Total Group sales +15.6% ahead of 2019 driven by strong performance and growth across all ... 
5 January 2022
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