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Midea now approved supplier to Sirius Buying Group

Sirius Buying Group, major buying group of electrical appliances and kitchen retail solutions has made itself at home with the world's largest manufacturer of major domestic appliances, Midea, as it becomes a new Approved Supplier to the group.Midea ... 
19 February 2024

Garden Re-Leaf day 2024: will you join the 250 challenge?

As 15th March fast approaches, garden centres from across the country are busy making preparations for one of their biggest fundraising days of the year – Garden Re-Leaf Day - together raising vital funds for the children’s hospice garden charity, ... 
15 February 2024

DIY Week Awards 2024 - Entry deadline extended!

The DIY Week Awards the leading scheme for the recognition of excellence from across the DIY, home improvement and garden sector, is back for 2024 and the entry deadline has now been extended. Don't miss your chance to enter these prestigious ... 
12 February 2024

One in five UK tradespeople suffer hearing problems due to work 

More than a fifth (21%) of tradespeople have hearing problems due to their work, according to new research commissioned for Tinnitus Awareness Week (5-11th February). The study by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ... 
7 February 2024

B&Q Marketplace to update on developments at BHETA webinar

BHETA is to hold a second retailer networking webinar with the B&Q Marketplace initiative to include an update on the latest developments. The speaker will be Holly Love, Marketplace Business Development Manager at B&Q and the event takes ... 
2 February 2024

Tech talk for DIY retailers in 2024

This will be another tough year for DIY retailers but among the many challenges are a number of opportunities available to companies able to build instore networks that can fulfil multiple roles for their customers and their staff, says Peter Ward ... 
2 February 2024

Bira Direct job vacancy: Trade Marketing Manager

Bira, the British Independent Retailers Association, is hiring a new Trade Marketing Manager.BIRA represents independent retail businesses across the UK. We’re proud to support thousands of members including single retail outlets, small chains, ... 
31 January 2024

Plank Hardware launches on B&Q’s diy.com

London-based hardware company, Plank Hardware, has launched a curated selection of its quality hardware products on B&Q’s website — diy.com — in a significant expansion move for the D2C business.Co-founded in 2019 by married couple, Tom and ... 
25 January 2024

What More launches new product ranges at Ambiente 2024

What More UK, the Lancashire housewares manufacturer, and owner of the well-known brand Wham, has been a regular exhibitor at the annual Ambiente tradeshow for more than 20 years. What More will return this week with some outstanding product ranges, ... 
22 January 2024

DK Tools is now an official Rustins distributor!

DK Tools has announced yet another key brand partnership and is now also an official distributor of Rustins products, alongside Soudal, Kilrock its their exclusive Amtech DIY brand.Rustins formulates and manufactures one of the finest ranges of wood ... 
20 January 2024

Summit secures major new deal with Wickes

Leading performance marketing agency Summit has secured a significant new deal with Wickes to take over management of Wickes’ PPC, SEO and affiliate marketing programmes, with a two-year contract in place.Wickes first began working with Summit in ... 
8 January 2024

GCA’s BoT results for November are out – with catering in the sweet spot!

Garden centre members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) have revealed their trading results for November in the organisation’s latest Barometer of Trade (BoT) report – with catering in poll position (2023).The figures show a year-to-date ... 
3 January 2024

Decorating giants Crown and Wickes launch charitable partnership to strengthen commitment to local communities

Crown Paints and Wickes have launched a charitable partnership which will see Crown Paints’ products donated to local community groups and organisations across the country. The initiative sees Crown become the official paint partner for the Wickes ... 
3 January 2024

Frosts Home Hardware Wins Home Hardware’s 'The Magic Of Christmas' Window Dressing Competition

We are delighted to announce that Frosts Home Hardware (Saundersfoot) has won Home Hardware’s Magic of Christmas Window Dressing Competition receiving £100 in M&S vouchers. Ledbury Hardware (Ledbury) received the runner’s up prize of £50 M&S ... 
7 December 2023

Behind the numbers: How big is Christmas for British Garden Centres?

The highly-anticipated Christmas season has arrived early this year for British Garden Centres, as it opened its doors to customers in September to an influx of pent-up shoppers. Following a temperamental and wet summer and a few years of subdued ... 
6 December 2023

Tradespeople struggling with green skills gap

Research from Kingfisher plc, owner of B&Q and Screwfix, has found tradespeople are seeing growing demand for projects to make UK homes ‘greener’ but many do not feel they have the skills needed to take on the jobs.Over half (54%) of ... 
5 December 2023

The Covid effect: A fifth of hybrid workers are using the working day to garden and do DIY, according to new data 

A fifth of Brits are guilty of gardening and doing DIY whilst working from home, according to new findings. TonerGiant surveyed 2,000 hybrid workers to find out what the UK’s workforce is really getting up to when working from home.Not only did the ... 
22 August 2023

GCA launches new GROW module on Sustainable Disease Control

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has just introduced another new module to its Garden Retail Online Workshops (GROW) e-Learning platform – this time on Sustainable Disease Control.Antony Snow, Instructional Designer for GROWWith growing public ... 
21 August 2023

Westland joins BHETA

Westland Horticulture has joined BHETA. Market leader in its categories, Westland manufactures growing media, seeds, fertilisers and chemicals for the home and garden market. Based in Dungannon, County Tyrone and Huntingdon, it supplies a wide ... 
20 August 2023

GARDENA celebrates growth in the UK market

Leading European watering brand, GARDENA, is celebrating continued growth across the watering and hand tools categories, after a successful spring and summer season in the UK. The UK gardening market has grown after a small decline in 2022, with the ... 
11 August 2023
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