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Deco-Pak sends supplies to Ukraine

Deco-Pak – the leading outdoor landscaping supplier – has shown its support for those who need it most by sending several pallets of essentials to those in war-torn Ukraine.Like so many of us, the Deco-Pak team have seen the devastation tearing ... 
7 March 2022

Lord Mayor Councillor Clare Louise Carragher and Merseyrail FC Players Opens New Travis Perkins Branch

Travis Perkins, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, has opened the doors to its latest branch in Liverpool, with a little help from Sefton Council’s Mayor.Councillor Clare ... 
4 March 2022

The KBB starts on Sunday 6th March!

Returning after three years, missing out due to the worldwide pandemic, the KBB will be returning on Sunday 6th March for four days - larger, bolder and tastier than ever! KBB - which is in fact Europe’s largest dedicated Kitchens, Bedrooms and ... 
3 March 2022

The Paint Shed’s store expansion continues into Inverness

Following a successful 2021, the UK’s most recommended independent paint retailer, The Paint Shed, has opened its 18th store, bringing a wide range of quality paint brands and supplies to Inverness.The independent retailer stocks a wide selection of ... 
3 March 2022

Toolstation Launches New 'Kitchen Kit' Range

Toolstation has launched a new range of kitchens in partnership with Kitchen Kit, helping customers design an affordable new kitchen for 2022 that is ‘easy to choose, easy to buy and easy to build.’ Kitchen renovations were in popular demand over ... 
2 March 2022

Burgon & Ball Join BHETA

Iconic garden tools brand, Burgon & Ball has joined The British Home Enhancement Trade Association. Based in Sheffield, Burgon & Ball dates to 1730 when it began manufacturing agricultural shears, patenting a manufacturing process for ... 
2 March 2022

National Insurance rise must be delayed as companies begin to slam brakes on recruitment – Make UK

Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the Government to delay the proposed National Insurance increase until the economy is in a more robust position and, instead, bring much more focus much on boosting revenue through higher levels of economic ... 
1 March 2022

One In Three Tradeswomen Experience Discrimination Because Of Their Gender

This International Women’s Day, Rated People reveals what it’s like to work as a tradeswoman in the UK and takes a stand against the shockingly low representation of women in the trades industry. 39% of tradeswomen say they’re not taken seriously ... 
1 March 2022

Howarth Selects Simon Acres Group for Online Training

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, a leading timber and builders' merchants with 33 branches across England has chosen Simon Acres Group to provide on-line training for its kitchen and bathroom showroom staff.The company can trace its origins ... 
28 February 2022

Travis Perkins Launches Industry National First Delivery Tracking Service

Travis Perkins, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, has launched nationwide, real time delivery tracking and management for its customers, becoming the first national builders ... 
25 February 2022

The clock is ticking, have you submitted your entry for this year's DIY Week Awards?

If you're an incredible manufacturer, supplier or retailer operating in the DIY, home improvement and garden sector and want to get your well-deserved moment in the spotlight - now is the time to put yourself in the running at the DIY Week Awards ... 
25 February 2022

Envision new spaces with the tile visualiser from national retailer, Tile Giant

When it comes to surfaces, samples have long been the go-to for consumers and designers, but with technology developing at a fast pace, national retailer Tile Giant has launched a new function on its website that allows customers to ‘try before they ... 
24 February 2022

Toolstation targets Trade Account customers with 5% off all orders

Toolstation has launched a new initiative that means all customers with a Trade Account will get a 5% discount on all of their orders. To access the offer customers just need to show their Trade Account number at every purchase in branch or be ... 
22 February 2022

Travis Perkins' New Liverpool Branch Opening Creates 20 New Jobs

Travis Perkins, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, is set to open a brand-new branch in Liverpool Aintree on the 1st of March. The branch is situated on Bridle Road and is ... 
22 February 2022

Toupret announces landmark partnership with Fix Media

Toupret, the professional’s choice for quality fillers, has today announced an exclusive partnership with Fix Media - the parent company of the popular Fix Radio that attracts 85,000 weekly tradespeople. The brand, which is already well established ... 
21 February 2022

Interior accessories manufacturer Rothley launches Kitchen Utensil kits in contemporary finishes

Interior accessories manufacturer Rothley introduces a stylish new kitchen utensil rail kit, combining a number of top selling items to deliver a practical solution for DIY savvy consumers.In response to growing demand for home improvements ... 
21 February 2022

Free membership for a year from Kbsa at KBB 2022 - Stand M100

The Kbsa (Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association) will offer one lucky retailer a free membership for a year at KBB 2022. The competition, available to those that sign up at the show, is one of a range of promotions for retailers that ... 
19 February 2022

2020 Helps Homebase Undergo Digital Transformation

UK’s Homebase creating a fully connected journey from online engagement to in-store with 2020 solutions. 2020 is helping long-time partner Homebase move their desktop design solutions for their showroom businesses to a fully digital customer experience. 2020 Ideal Spaces, the web-based inspiration and planning solution, will be integrated with Homebase and Bathstore systems to create a seamless end-to-end customer journey for designers and customers. ‘ 
15 February 2022

UK Flooring Direct head to the USA

Three senior members of the UK Flooring Direct team headed to the USA to attend a key trade event for the sector and to meet valued suppliers.Chief Executive Jason Ashby, Chief Commercial Officer Elia Green and Buying & Merchandising Director ... 
15 February 2022

Tile Giant launches new trade rewards scheme that won't be beaten on price

Leading tile retailer, Tile Giant, is launching its new trade rewards scheme across its 83 stores aimed at tilers and tradesmen nationwide. More than just a loyalty programme, Tile Giant Trade Rewards offers real cost benefits to trade customers to ... 
15 February 2022
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