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Arthouse directors finalise management buy-out

Former marketing director takes charge at Lancashire-based wallcoverings business following mbo 
16 November 2007

Travis Perkins acquires Tile Giant

Merchant group spends £12m to extend distribution base. 
15 November 2007

Parcelsafe md is Highly Commended at Awards

Eddie Riby triumphant at the Enterprising Young Brits 2007 awards in London. 
15 November 2007

Diy stores head shrinkage charts

Study finds diy and building materials' stores stated the highest levels of shrinkage in 2007. 
15 November 2007

Brian Walden dies aged 69

Brian Walden, managing director of B W Manufacturing (Plastics) Ltd of Grimsby, has died following a two-year illness at the age of 69. 
14 November 2007

London Councils vote to rid capital of plastic shopping bags

More than 90% support action to ban the distribution of the 'environmental blight' of throw-away' carriers. 
14 November 2007

Parcel Safe md reaches final of the Daily Mail Enterprising Young Brits 2007 Awards

Launch of Parcel Safe at the DIY & Garden Show was ‘a big helping hand’, says Eddie Riby. 
12 November 2007

B&Q named responsible retailer of the year

After beating off competition from the likes of one of the UK's favourite retailers, B&Q is celebrating being named as responsible retailer of the year at the Scottish Retail Excellence Awards. 
9 November 2007

Shoots and Isaac Lord double award winners

Shoots (UK) and Isaac Lord were double gold winners at last night’s Britain’s Best Retailer Awards 2007 in Manchester. 
8 November 2007

Sir Tom keeps buying Dobbies' shares

Wyevale owner continues stakebuilding. 
8 November 2007

Dunelm remains City darling despite slowing sales

Investors still positive on 'excellent retail proposition'. 
6 November 2007

Hamilton Acorn brings in new marketing controller

Hamilton Acorn has appointed Mark Ellam as marketing controller. 
5 November 2007

New sponsorship and prizes for competition winners

Compere Bob Mills to rework popular game show for Britain’s Best Retailer Awards 2007. 
5 November 2007

Live demonstration theatre returns to London Shows

Celebrity diy-ers to host New Products LIVE. 
5 November 2007

ICI deal gets green light

Akzo shareholders vote in favour of ICI takeover. 
5 November 2007

ICI deal 'on track' for Akzo takeover

Chief financial officer expresses confidence ahead of next week's Akzo Nobel egm. 
2 November 2007

Wishart celebrates in style

Wholesaler delighted with turn-out for 150th anniversary and trade show, which sees record numbers attend. 
2 November 2007

Murphy to stand down at Kingfisher

Gerry Murphy is to step down as group chief executive of B&Q parent company, Kingfisher. 
1 November 2007

Solex exhibition now full, says LOFA

Top brands and more LOFA members sign up for July Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition. 
1 November 2007

Woolworths undeterred by dip in like-for-like sales

Businesses are in good shape, says Trevor Bish-Jones. 
31 October 2007
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