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COMMENT It’s nice to feel valued


No 5,856 - 10 May 2019 www.diyweek.net


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In This Issue


© 2019 Datateam Business Media Ltd. DIY Week incorporates Decor Retailing, DIY Retail Leaders, DIY Superstore, Do-It-Yourself


Retailing, Domestic Electrical Appliances,


Excellence In Garden Retailing, Excellence In Woodcare Retailing, Excellence In Timber Retailing, Excellence In Tile Retailing, Garden Retail Leaders, Garden Retailing, Hardware Merchandiser, Hardware Trade Journal, Homecentre, Home Storage Retailing, The Ironmonger, Ironmongery & Hardware, Lighting, Martineau & Smith’s Monthly Circular, Mercantile Guardian, Superstore Management, Tools Retailing, and Wholesale Leaders. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without prior written permission from the publishers. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of material published in DIY Week. However, Datateam Business Media Ltd will not be liable for any inaccuracies. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the editor or publishers. DIY Week is registered at Stationers’ Hall. ISSN 0954-8823. DIY Week is printed on environmentally friendly paper; both text paper and cover stock are elementary chlorine free and sourced from paper suppliers with a well planned environmental policy. This issue of DIY Week includes some editorial photographs provided and paid for by suppliers. Printed by Buxton Press.


P4 / NEWS


The latest headlines from across the home improvement and garden sector


P10 / INDUSTRY INSIGHT A closer look at industry charity, the Rainy Day Trust,


and what it can do for you and your business Editor, Fiona Garcia: fgarcia@datateam.co.uk


“Make sure your


employees know where to turn if they need a help- ing hand”


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This week, with an issue to get to the printers and our annual awards event on Friday, I have to say, I genuinely wondered if I would get everything done in time. I’m not quite there yet, as I write this, but getting very close… That is why it gave me a real boost reading our latest instalment in this issue from Daley Hub’s Clive Daley in praise of women in business. Juggling a full-time job with my homelife, a very demanding three-year old, and now with another small person on the way, it does feel like I am spinning a lot of plates at times. And, I am in no doubt many women in the industry – whatever their personal situation – has felt the same at times. In terms of positive female role models, I have some great women working alongside me on DIY Week and I also owe a lot to my mother-in-law, who has allowed me to return to a job I love by providing childcare; despite her often having to keep up with the long hours I work. It’s always nice to feel valued – particularly if you are under pressure in other areas of your life – and that is something to bear in mind when reading the piece in this issue about the Rainy Day Trust. Don’t be too quick to skim past this and, as the headline says “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth”. It’s a wonder what you can do to boost motivation and productivity within your workforce if they feel happy, supported and valued. And, guess what, the RDT is offering to help you do just that for free. All you need to do is get in touch with the Trust, get some more info, and make sure your employees know where to turn if they have an issue and need a helping hand. It’s that easy.


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P15 / EXPERT OPINION


Clive Daley celebrates female role models and women in business in his latest monthly solutions piece


www.diyweek.net P22 / MADE IN BRITAIN


We find out how British manufacturing is faring – looking at success stories, great products, and the impact Brexit is having


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