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B&Q and Speedy trial new outlets

B&Q, the leading UK home improvement retailer, and Speedy, the leading UK provider of tools and equipment hire, announce the extension of a trial of new tool and equipment hire outlets within B&Q.The trial commenced in July with Speedy ... 
6 January 2021

Finnsworth joins BHETA

Glazing and packing shims manufacturer, Finnsworth Ltd is the latest new DIY member at the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA). With an established reputation for making bespoke and premium quality plastic and metal products for the ... 
6 January 2021

HTA Chairman calls on industry to celebrate efforts of 2020 and look toward 2021 from a position of preparedness  

The Chairman of the Horticultural Trades Association has recognised the remarkable efforts of people in Britain’s horticultural industries and committed to getting straight back to business on their behalf in January 2021, urging the trade to do ... 
5 January 2021

Toolstation launches new Trade Credit as one in five trades admit concerns about cash flow

Toolstation, one of the UK’s fastest growing suppliers of tools and building supplies, has introduced its new Trade Credit account and January Catalogue as part of its continued commitment to further support its trade customers. It comes at a time ... 
5 January 2021

ToughBuilt introduces new UK sales and distribution operations

Following its highly successful launch into the UK market, ToughBuilt Industries is introducing its own UK-based sales team.Until now, the US manufacturer has worked with Toolbank as its exclusive UK distributor to supply its range of innovative ... 
4 January 2021

Consumer spending declined 7.1 per cent in 2020 amidst a year of restrictions, yet spending at home improvement & DIY stores surged, according to Barclaycard

Consumer spending declined 7.1 per cent year-on-year in 2020 – as coronavirus restrictions impacted many sectors, with high-street retailers and hospitality hardest hit. Yet there were some bright spots as changing consumer behaviours spurred e-... 
4 January 2021

Benjamin Moore Acquires UK Distributor Shaw Paints Ltd

Benjamin Moore & Co., North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand, today announced the acquisition of its United Kingdom distribution partner, Shaw Paints Ltd. Prior to this transaction, Shaw Paints Ltd was the exclusive UK ... 
18 December 2020

Buildbase become BiKBBI Retail Installation Standards Partner

Buildbase has become the latest high profile retailer to adopt the ProtectMyInstall.co.uk platform for its retail kitchen and bathroom operation, an installation service with a number of unique features to protect both installers and their customers.... 
18 December 2020

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the DIY Week team!

After what has been a very challenging year for everyone, the DIY Week team would like to thank all our readers and advertisers for their continued support.Look out for the December issue of DIY Week which will be out soon. We look forward to ... 
18 December 2020

Stax sets the standard with new ISO audit

A leading supplier to the hardware and gardening sector - Stax Trade Centres - has cemented its place as the quality leader in its field thanks to re-accreditation carried out by the British Assessment Bureau, which confirmed the company meets the ... 
18 December 2020

Draper Tools advent calendar raises £3,000 for NHS Charities Together

Leading tool firm, Draper Tools, launched its 2020 tool advent calendar earlier this year, featuring 24 doors of tools to open in the countdown to Christmas. With Christmas being the season of goodwill, the company has been donating £1 from the sale ... 
17 December 2020

What to do with your tree after Christmas

Tradition has it that we take our Christmas down on Twelfth Night (12 nights after Christmas Day), which is either the 5th or 6th January, depending if you’re counting Christmas Day or Boxing Day as night one. But regardless of when you take your ... 
17 December 2020

Wyevale Nurseries donates new Mangave range to RHS Garden Wisley

Wyevale Nurseries has donated a collection of new Mangave succulents to the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Garden Wisley in partnership with Plantipp B.V. Mark Tuson, Team leader at RHS Garden Wisley, excited to assess the 'Mad about Mangave'... 
14 December 2020

ERA donates £8,000 to Hope House Children's Hospices

ERA, the Wolverhampton-based security expert, is donating £8,000 to Hope House Ty Gobaith Children's Hospices, and making it the company's nominated charity for 2021, for the second year running. Hope House Ty Gobaith Children's Hospices supports ... 
10 December 2020

Five pledges in five years unveiled by Keter

Keter, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home and garden products, has unveiled five transformational sustainability pledges to be delivered in the next five years. As a responsible manufacturer, the commitment to these pledges is being ... 
9 December 2020

Wickes Launches New Installations Apprenticeship for 2021

Home improvement retailer Wickes, has officially launched its first Installation apprenticeship scheme following a successful pilot, supporting trade and investing in the local job market.People investmentThe Installation apprenticeship taps into ... 
8 December 2020

Hillier to Open New Garden Centre at Syon Park Estate

Hillier Garden Centres and the Syon Park Estate have announced the Spring 2021 opening of Hillier Syon Park. Hillier will work with the Estate to transform the garden centre with both businesses investing significantly to improve the site. Through ... 
7 December 2020

Grafton steps up with acquisition of StairBox

Grafton Group plc, the building materials distributor and DIY retailer with operations in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, is pleased to announce the acquisition of AVC (StairBox) Ltd, an industry leading UK manufacturer and distributor of ... 
7 December 2020

Brits plan to show appreciation for local shopkeepers with £6.2 billion December spend

Recognising the essential role small businesses continue to play in our local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, Brits plan to spend £6.2 billion shopping small this December, according to a new survey. Seven in ten Brits say they will visit ... 
7 December 2020

Tile Mountain ranked 53rd in 'The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100

Stoke-on-Trent based online tile retailer Tile Mountain has been ranked 53rd in the 2020 Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track One Hundred. The league table which is now in its 24th year ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing ... 
7 December 2020
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