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Tower expands portfolio with Barbary & Oak tableware collection for spring 2021

Following a successful year in 2020, Tower Housewares continues to expand its ever-growing portfolio throughout 2021 with a new category, an exciting and innovative range of stylish tableware known as Barbary & Oak. Simon Oliver, Housewares Sales Director at RKW Ltd, says Barbary & Oak is quite simply “fashion for …

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BHETA to Hold Briefing Webinar for Exclusively Exhibitors

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to host a half day briefing session for members planning to exhibit at this year’s live Exclusively Show on August 24th and 25th.   The briefing webinar takes place at 10 am on May 13th via Zoom. Speakers will include the exhibition’s sales, …

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Iconic Volcanic with Le Creuset

With most of us having spent more time than ever before in our homes in the last year, the kitchen has truly earned its reputation as the heart of the home – and investing in durable, reliable kitchenware is more important than ever. This Spring-Summer, Le Creuset is going back …

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Lesser and Pavey’s Poll on Fragrance in the Home

Lesser and Pavey conducted an online poll to find out what makes fragrance products so popular. The response was good during the two weeks of operation with the consumer and trade buyers participating. So why do people like to introduce different fragrances into their homes? It would seem from the …

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Rainy Day Trust Providing Support in Pandemic

With half of the UK’s adult population vaccinated now, you’d think that all would be well?  While some sectors are doing well, others are still struggling, and people within the successful ones still have their own problems to contend with which is where we come in. Health and wellbeing are …

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Lifetime Brands Europe Announce Window Display Competition

On the run-up to stores re-opening in England on 12th April, Lifetime Brands Europe are running a window display competition for independent retailers to further add to the excitement and anticipation of this long-awaited date. “We want to celebrate the best of the high street”, explains Lifetime Brands Europe Marketing …

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BHETA Members Meet with CBI and Bank of England

BHETA members attending The British Home Enhancement Trade Association’s webinar with Glynn Jones, Deputy Agent at the Bank of England and Richard Butler, Regional Director at the CBI heard ultimately positive forecasts from both speakers for 2021 and beyond.  There were however several caveats and pleas for action from Government …

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Squire’s Employee Given ‘Made a Difference’ Award

Each year Squire’s Garden Centres gives a ‘Made A Difference’ award to one of their employees who has gone over and above the call of duty. The award this year has gone to Stuart Sullivan, Garden Furniture Department Head at Squire’s in Badshot Lea. Martin Breddy, Managing Director at Squire’s, …

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RKW Hires Four New Members

Thanks to the ongoing substantial growth and increased focus on its flourishing housewares division, RKW Ltd has appointed four new members to aid its continued expansion. Over the last three years, RKW’s housewares brands have seen significant growth, and over the next twelve months, the firm sees it entering new …

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What More UK Announces Phase 2 of its Ambitious Investment Programme

What More UK has announced the next stage of its £20m investment programme. It’s excellent news for the regional and national economy coming days after the Chancellor announced his plan to boost the country’s GDP through business investment. What More has increased its production capacity with 8 brand new injection …

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