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EDRA/GHIN Welcomes Two New Members in March 2022!

The Board of the European DIY Retail Association (EDRA) and of the Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN) is pleased to announce that two new members joined the Network in March 2022. ProCoop, a Belgium full-service group, and GooDay, with a ... 
21 March 2022

BHETA’s OWA Update Generally Positive for DIY And Garden

BHETA’s steering group focussing on the legitimate sale of products such as secateurs and drain cleaners which were included in the original draft of the forthcoming Offensive Weapons Act (OWA) received broadly good news from the publication of the ... 
17 March 2022

Global Recycling Day: expert advice for dealing with each type of trade waste

The mark Global Recycling Day on the 18th March, experts have shared their top bits of advice for tradespeople on how to dispose of each type of work waste. Recent research by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, ... 
16 March 2022

Buildiro Launches Investment Round on Seedrs

Like Amazon for building materials, Buildiro.com seeks to raise at least £300,000 to boost affiliate sales, activate merchants, and grow revenue. Buildiro.com, a digital marketplace for tradespeople, builders, and DIY enthusiasts in the United ... 
15 March 2022

BHETA, Gardenex, PetQuip Export Conference Ramps Up With Advice As Overseas Interest In UK Product Rises

The Future for International Trade Conference on March 17th, 2022, taking place at the Stratford Manor Hotel, is signing up growing numbers of delegates as export opportunities return to the agenda in tune with easing of Covid travel restrictions. “... 
14 March 2022

AkzoNobel unveils new £10m Slough Research & Development Centre

AkzoNobel has opened the doors of its new £10 million global research and development centre in Slough in the South of England. The new facility will be home to 120 specialists from across AkzoNobel’s Research & Development business, including ... 
14 March 2022

HMG Launch 70 New Metallic Colours for Colour Box

A range of 70 new metallic colours have been made available by HMG Paints for their HMG ColourBase Colour Box. The new metallic colours are available in a range of HMG products and are ideal for industries such as Commercial Vehicle, Horseboxes and ... 
10 March 2022

MKM Glasgow setting the standard for sustainability

MKM Building Supplies’ Glasgow branch is raising the bar in its approach to sustainability with a host of environmental, recycling and low carbon initiatives that make the innovative branch one of the most sustainable builder’s merchants in the UK. ... 
9 March 2022

Simon Acres Reaches Milestone 100 Sales With 2020 In North America

Simon Acres Group has exceeded 100 sales of its online training modules with global trading partner 2020.Designed to help showroom designers close sales effectively and sell more products, the video based training consists of three customer ... 
9 March 2022

Top reasons to upgrade your home to double glazing

With energy prices set to rise by £693 for 22 million people in April this year, the gas and electricity price cap is the highest it has ever been1 – so now is the perfect time to be thinking about how you can reduce energy usage in your home. Home ... 
9 March 2022

Savills brings Noyces Home and Garden Centre in the South Hams to the market for £1.5 million

Savills, on behalf of a private client, has brought to market the freehold interest in Noyces Home and Garden Centre in Kingsbridge, Devon at a guide of £1.5m. It is the first time the asset has been offered to market in over 20 years. Noyces Home ... 
8 March 2022

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
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