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LOFA and the LANDSCAPE Show team up for an exciting partnership

This year is the start of a great partnership for LOFA and the LANDSCAPE Show. The synergy between these two shows is undeniable. They both work to promote great products and innovation within the outdoor industry. This partnership will be sure to ... 
11 August 2022

Britain’s are about to become ‘smart gardeners’

One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of battery powered domestic lawnmowers and garden machinery believes the combination of digital technology, battery power and high fuel costs will force a total rethink about the way the British mow their lawns ... 
5 August 2022

Linda Barker Home: Linda launches second wave of homeware collection

British designer, writer and presenter Linda Barker is extending her exclusive homeware collection with home furnishings retailer Terrys. Originally launched in April 2021, this second collection will include a much-anticipated bedding range along ... 
5 August 2022

ToughBuilt puts the ‘work' in work bench

ToughBuilt is showing further evidence of its commitment to developing revolutionary jobsite products that set new standards in capability and performance. The US manufacturer has recently extended its impressive range of jobsite stands with the new ... 
4 August 2022

UK Men’s Sheds Association is recruiting for a new Chair

The UK Men’s Sheds Association is now recruiting for a Chair to help drive Men’s Sheds movement forward as the total number of open Men’s Sheds in the UK surpasses 800 with a further 200 in development. Men’s Sheds reduce loneliness and suicide ... 
25 July 2022

MKM King’s Lynn raise thousands for cancer charity

The team at MKM King’s Lynn have raised a whopping £2,233 for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, as tribute to a former branch customer who died of the disease.The sum was raised via a cake morning and raffle held at the branch, which saw ... 
25 July 2022

Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2022 - Applications Now Open!

It’s back! Talented tradespeople from across the UK and Ireland can now apply for the Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2022 award, and the chance to be crowned the champion of the trade. Now in its 13th year, the annual award celebrates the experts of ... 
19 July 2022

Toolstation Supports the Trades with Mental Health Under Construction Podcast in association with On the Tools

One of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, Toolstation, and On The Tools have joined forces for a series of podcasts created to support tradespeople’s mental health. Entitled Mental Health Under ... 
14 July 2022

Travis Perkins opens new branch in Worksop with help of Charter Mayor Neil Sanders

Travis Perkins, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and is the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, has opened the doors to its newly relocated branch in Worksop today, with the help of Charter Mayor of Worksop Neil ... 
14 July 2022

Five-star cuisine that’s sizzling hot

BBQ expert, LANDMANN, partners with 'Chefs for Foodies' to launch sizzling hot BBQ boxes this summer.Can you imagine being able to create Michelin-starred quality food all from the comfort of your own home? Well, with a little help, maybe you can…... 
13 July 2022

Screwfix opens 800th store

Screwfix has opened its 800th store today (Wednesday 13 July) in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, UK. Earlier this year Screwfix announced its store target of 80 new stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, creating more than 800 new ... 
13 July 2022

New issue of DIY Week Out Now!

Don't miss the latest issue of DIY Week which includes a special DIY Week Awards supplement that features all of this year's winning entries.There are also features on Merchandising & Point of Sale, Safety & Security, Outdoor Living, Supply ... 
13 July 2022

Bartoline achieves EcoVadis sustainability performance rating

Decorating sundries manufacturer Bartoline has achieved a Bronze EcoVadis Sustainability rating following the business’ first external assessment, this places the company in the top 33 per cent globally for sustainability commitment and performance. ... 
13 July 2022

Online trading site Neartoo.co.uk reaches product milestone

A unique online trading site is celebrating reaching a milestone of having over 50,000 products for sale by independent retailers across the UK. The Neartoo.co.uk website was launched to the public in March and has been designed to capture shopping ... 
11 July 2022

Health charity benefits from Burg-wächter's secure communities scheme

A mental and physical health support charity serving people living in Wiltshire, Carmarthenshire and Norfolk has won the support of Burg-Wächter UK's 'Secure Communities Scheme'. The security specialist singled out an application from Gul Outdoor ... 
11 July 2022

Coventry plastics manufacturer prepares to welcome Lord-Lieutenant

After being honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade in April this year, Whitefurze gears up for a summer of celebration. The company has grown from selling a small range of plastic consumer products to a successful and ... 
11 July 2022

Modern to minimalism: The most influential interior trends for 2022

Industville has created a unique algorithm to rank the UKs most popular interior trends for 2022, revealing modern interior design and hybrid Scandi-Japanese style, Japandi, as firm favourites. Industville, one of the UK's leading makers of ... 
11 July 2022

Hardware Retail Group acquires Black Cat Trading of Sheerness

Hardware Retail Group Ltd has announced the acquisition of the renowned hardware store, Black Cat of Sheerness. Black Cat has over 100 years of trading on Sheerness’ high street and is popular with residents and visitors to the Sheerness area. As ... 
11 July 2022

Draper Tools launches its NEW Catalogue 2022-2024

Draper Tools is pleased to announce the launch of its 2022-2024 catalogue, featuring hundreds of new product lines across its wide range of industry sectors. Family-firm, 103-year-old Draper Tools is a brand trusted by industry specialists and the ... 
5 July 2022

Kingfisher accelerates action to tackle climate change

Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement retailer and owner of Screwfix and B&Q, has announced today it is committing to a new 2040 net zero target and an increased 60% Sustainable Home Products sales 2025 target. Kingfisher published ... 
5 July 2022
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