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New GM for BuildLink

15/01/2021

Former Grove Mitre 10 Trade General Manager, Simon Burden, has now taken on the role of General Manager of the BuildLink Group, after it was hinted that Mr Burden may be stepping into the role last year. Mr Burden brings with him plenty of experience after completing seven years as General Manager for Grove Mitre 10 Trade, as well as...

Trading update for the Warehouse Group

15/01/2021

The Warehouse Group recently updated its guidance for its half year result after it stated on December 21, 2020, that it expected Adjusted Net Profit After Tax (Adjusted NPAT) for the half year (ended 31 January 2021) to exceed $70 million. It has since been revealed that this expectation was reported before the Group accounted for the impact of repaying...

IHG’s State Awards of Excellence 2020

15/12/2020

IHG recently announced its State Awards of Excellence, recognising the outstanding achievements and success of its benchmark independent members over a twelve-month period. During the announcements, IHG congratulated all nominees and winners for setting the bar so high in 2020.  “Award recipients apply excellence to their offer and show a clear passion and drive to be, not only the Best...

The renovation age has begun in Australia

09/12/2020

Australia has entered the renovation age as home owners ramp up the worth and lifestyle of their castles, according to a recent realestate.com.au report. Westpac research recently revealed that over a third of homeowners plan to renovate over the next five years, with an average of $80,000 spent on updates. The Housing Industry Association (HIA) also predicts Aussies will spend...

Bunnings provides timber sourcing update

07/12/2020

Bunnings today provided an update on its program to continuously improve its timber sourcing and to help transition its suppliers to third-party certified sustainable natural forests and plantation forests. In 2018 Bunnings set a target for all timber in its products originating from natural forests to be third party certified by the end of 2020.  Since then, Bunnings has worked...