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An invitation to Home Improvement retailers

An invitation

On 21st February, along with Media Events, Insight DIY will be running the What's new in Home Improvement Press Event at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

In addition to the country's leading journalists, we're extending an invitation to retail buyers to attend the event. As well as seeing which new products are hitting the market this year, there will be an opportunity at midday to hear Steve Collinge present his 2018 Retail Predictions.

Largest Brands

The first event of its kind for the Home Improvement industry, it's aimed specifically at providing manufacturers and suppliers with a platform to showcase and demonstrate their 2018 innovations to an invited list of journalists, bloggers and writers from the home interest and home building media.

Some of the largest brands in the industry have recognized the opportunity and will be showcasing their 2018 innovation including Bosch, Dulux, Cuprinol, Polycell, Yale, British Ceramic Tile, Gorilla Glue, Worx, Croydex, Liberon, Coral Tools, Centurion, Lechuza, Dameasy, Thorndown, Ciret and Stairmakeover. In addition, The British Home Enhancement Trade Association will be showcasing National Home Improvement Week and Kitchen Compare will be showing journalists how their unique software saves consumers time and money when buying a new kitchen.

More information on the event here.

There are still a limited number of stands available for brands interested in attending and to reserve your space contact Guy Burtenshaw today on 01243 860600 or 07767 382795 or you can email him at

Steve Collinge to present - Retail Predictions 2018

During the press event Steve Collinge will be presenting his Retail Predictions for 2018. In a whistle-stop 40min energy packed presentation he will provide his usual level of insight and cutting commentary examining the strategy of each of the UK's leading Home Improvement and Garden retailers and predicting how he believes 2018 is likely to shape up for them.

Read an outline of Steve predictions for 2018 here.

An invitation

Due to limited space, the invitation is only available to the first 100 applications received and will include a personal invitation to the event and a free lunch with the journalists.

If you're involved in the buying or commercial operations of any size of Home Improvement retailer and wish to attend the event and listen to Steve Collinge's presentation, then register your interest by simply emailing, with the words Press Event in the title of the email.

We will come back to you shortly and confirm if you're one of the first 100 applications.


07 February 2018

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Thank you for the excellent presentation that you gave at Woodbury Park on Thursday morning. It was very interesting and thought-provoking for our Retail members. The feedback has been excellent.

Martin Elliott. Chief Executive - Home Hardware.

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