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Peugeot Frères Industrie and Licensing Matters Global launch worldwide licensing partnership

Licensing Matters Global (LMG), a London-based, leading global licensing agency, has announced a long-term partnership with Paris-based Peugeot Frères Industrie, a Peugeot Family Group subsidiary in charge of the continued expansion of the Peugeot ... 
19 January 2021

Right to regenerate proposals could favour custom builders

Empty garages, council houses and land could be a thing of the past under new proposals launched by the government this week.The proposals would allow individuals or communities to challenge councils to release land and empty buildings for ... 
19 January 2021

Cat launches first rugged smartphone with full antibacterial protection

Bullitt Group, the global licensee for Cat® phones, has announced that the Cat S42 has been enhanced by advanced antimicrobial product protection, making it the first anti-bacterial phone. Every exterior component of the product has been treated ... 
18 January 2021

CT1 and Wickes seal a deal

CT1, sealant and adhesive, has secured a major new agreement with Wickes, which will see the nation’s favourite ‘Snag List Eliminator’ stocked nationwide at its 250+ stores.CT1 is a British made advanced formula sealant, which has quickly become the ... 
18 January 2021

Kingfisher issues Q4 pre-close trading update

Kingfisher plc has released an update on its Q4 trading to date.Q4 trading to 9 JanuaryAs announced on 19 November 2020, Kingfisher’s Q3 20/21 Group LFL(1) sales were up 17.4%, while Q4 20/21 Group LFL sales (to 14 November)(2) were up 12.6%.Since ... 
15 January 2021

HTA Market Update shows impact of rollercoaster year in 2020 

Last year saw the ornamental horticulture industry cope with a year of extraordinary crisis and change amidst tough coronavirus restrictions across much of the UK and particularly in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.In its Market Update for ... 
15 January 2021

It’s a full house for DJ Turfcare as its Lawn Boost receives RHS endorsement

DJ Turfcare is celebrating as it has been confirmed that its latest lawn innovation – organic-based Lawn Boost - has received endorsement from the leading gardening charity, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). This recent update means that the ... 
15 January 2021

Cmostores.com expands portfolio with acquisition of Total Tiles

Disruptive online construction and home improvement products retailer CMOStores.com has completed the acquisition of online tile retailer Total Tiles.The transaction, which was completed on 31st December 2020, is the second acquisition by the ... 
14 January 2021

Plastic tax campaign gathers momentum after BHETA lobbying

Following the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s approach to Government outlining its objections to last minute additions to the draft Plastic Packaging tax legislation, which extended its scope to include consumer goods as well as ... 
14 January 2021

Revealed: The city most stressed by DIY

We all know that assembling your own household furniture is nothing short of a nightmare and with lockdown 3.0 in full swing, the UK is under increasing pressure to 'Do It Yourself'. In a new study conducted by MyJobQuote.co.uk, it was found that, ... 
14 January 2021

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

Toolstation on track to reach store expansion target of 60 new stores this year

Toolstation, is set to open 13 more stores in the next month and is on track to meet its robust expansion plan of 60 new stores in 2020. The new stores which will be opening in Launceston, Llandrindod Wells, Walthamstow, York, Dumbarton, Peterlee, ... 
4 December 2020

Henry Bell wins one-year contract with FMG Group

High quality pet, wild bird food & accessories producer, Henry Bell (www.henrybell.co.uk), announces it has secured a one-year contract with independent garden centre group, Future Marketing Group (FMG). As of November 2020, Henry Bell will be ... 
3 December 2020
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