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The British Home Enhancement Trade Association, generally known as BHETA, is a leading trade association for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in the DIY, housewares, garden and home improvement market. Helping its members drive sales and increase market share, the company uses networking and speaker events, specific advice for individual supplier members, overseas research, or organizing ‘Meet the Buyer’ days at home and abroad.

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Brookes & Co is a home and garden marketing and PR agency, specialising in research and brand strategy, offline and online content, POS and retail marketing, and literature and digital solutions for housewares, garden and home improvement companies.

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Burg Wächter

Burg-Wächter is a global manufacturer of security products and Europe’s largest safe and post box manufacturer, with its UK office and distribution facility based in West Yorkshire. The Burg-Wächter range of German engineered products, including smart locks, offers reassuring quality from a respected global brand.

Sister brand Sterling, provides a comprehensive range of popular security products including, padlocks, post boxes, door locks and great value to the UK retail sector.

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Decco has seven strategic supply locations around the country giving a total of over 350,000 square feet of warehousing space and holding over £10m worth of stock.  Committed to supplying only premium branded DIY, garden and housewares products, it specialises in offering top quality service and availability to independent retailers and garden centres throughout the UK through a regular, efficient delivered service.



Dulux is the UK’s leading paint brand, with a wealth of products and services designed to help you find the colours that you’ll love in your home, and give you the expert knowledge you’ll need to achieve great results.

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Everbuild – a sika company

Sika is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of building chemicals to the construction industry. By taking expertise and know-how gained on large construction sites, Sika brings that knowledge to the tradesman, builder and DIYer. Since Sika acquired Everbuild in 2013 the two brands have joined forces to create an unrivalled range of building products and leading brands, all available from the one supplier. Combined the companies provide a one stop shop for all builders’ needs.



GIMA is a dynamic and proactive membership organisation representing suppliers and manufacturers operating within the UK gardening industry.  Formed over 15 years ago, its goal is to promote commercial, trading and industrial interests of its members. The association runs key industry networking events, offering targeted business services and tangible financial benefits. With membership growing, GIMA is a powerful voice in the gardening industry.


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Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Adhesive Technologies, Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care. With nearly 140 years of success, Henkel continues to innovate with their market leading consumer adhesive brands UniBond, Loctite, No More Nails, Solvite.  Along with the leading moisture absorber brand UniBond Aero 360 and Nitromors paint and varnish removers.  Henkel is committed to supporting the DIY/Home Improvement retail sector creating value for both our customers and consumers.

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Home Hardware Southwest

Home Hardware is dealer owned, and is one of the largest voluntary organisations of its kind in the UK for independently owned hardware and DIY stores. Owned by the retailers it serves, Home Hardware enables its members to compete against multiple high street names and DIY superstores. By combining buying power, Home Hardware stores offer greater value for money.

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Sam’s Trade Direct

SAM’s is a large non-food Cash & Carry Wholesaler serving the trade and independent retailers. Based in Harlow, Essex with direct easy access from the M11 and M25 motorways. Our product range covers DIY, tools, hardware, gardening, house wares, electrical, plumbing and much more. The SAM’S policy is to guarantee great prices and great quality – that’s why there’s big brands & big choice across over 40,000 products.

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Stax Trade Centres

Stax Trade Centres is one of the UK’s largest non-food wholesalers, supplying over 50,000 retailers and tradespeople nationwide. With six wholesale branches and delivery hubs, Stax offer customers a true multi-channel delivered wholesale and cash & carry service. 

Stocking more than 45,000 lines from 1,000+ trusted brands, Stax’s range covers everything from gardening to homewares, tools to DIY and everything in between.  Stax is renowned for its first-class customer service, providing retailers with a huge range of tools and benefits.


Rainy Day Trust – The DIY week awards’ charity partner

The UK’s only charity supporting the home improvement workforce and their families in times of need. Redundancy, accidents and illness are always a possibility.  The Rainy Day Trust is here to help, because you can’t always do it yourself…

If you or a member of your family is a past or present employee of the home improvement industry and you need financial assistance, no matter how small, then we’d be happy to help. Redundancy, accidents and illness are always a possibility.

We can help in many ways, from one-off grants to modest annual awards, so if too little gets too much, contact Rainy Day Trust. Redundancy, accidents and illness are always a possibility.

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