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Supply store Wickes has seen like-for-like growth lift more than 22 per cent on pre-pandemic levels, as the UK’s warm weather pushes DIY’s lockdown momentum to continue. The Watford-headquartered retailer said that its sales lift in the 26 weeks to 26 June was driven by DIY and local trade. Physicals sales were up 33.1 per [...]
Sales at Wickes boomed in the six months to 22 May, as a nation under lockdown restrictions got creative with DIY and home renovations. In a trading update this morning, the retailer, which sells various home improvement products, revealed like-for-like growth jumped some 46 per cent on the same period in 2020. Following better [...]
Travis Perkins is on track to demerge its Wickes home improvement business by 28 April, the company said on Thursday. The group had put the process on hold at the start of the pandemic last year, but trading in Wickes shares will now commence at the end of the month. Nick Roberts, CEO of Travis [...]
Travis Perkins has recommenced the process to demerge its Wickes home improvement business, the company said on Tuesday. The group had put the process on hold at the start of the pandemic in March last year. CEO Nick Roberts believes it is the right time for Britain’s biggest seller of building materials to restart the [...]
Jennifer Johnson, the ex-girlfriend of Babes in the Wood killer Russell Bishop, has been jailed for six years more than three decades after telling “wicked lies” at his trial. The 55-year-old said she had acted under duress from the violent Bishop at the time, but a jury found her guilty of perjury and perverting the [...]
DIY chain Wickes, which is being demerged from building trade retailer Travis Perkins, today forecast strong full-year sales growth ahead of launching its public listing as a standalone firm. The home improvement sector has performed well during the pandemic as Britons have spent more time at home, have had fewer leisure options and have travelled [...]
The Insolvency Service last year launched 36 per cent more investigations into the alleged misconduct of directors of insolvent companies than the year before, data from international law firm RPC shows. According to RPC, the number of investigations increased from an average of 142 per month between April 2021 and March 2022 to 193 between [...]
Builders’ merchant Travis Perkins has suspended its dividend due to coronavirus uncertainty. The company also announced its intention to delay its long planned de-merger of DIY retailer Wickes. However, the group announced in its trading update a strong balance sheet with cash deposits of £185m. Boss Nick Roberts said: “Our highest priority is the health [...]
Liam Neeson disarming two cops, cuffing them together and knocking them unconscious in Taken 3; Denzel Washington smashing a mobster over the head with a teapot in The Equalizer 2; Tom Cruise jumping off a cliff on a motorbike in MI7. What do these men all have in common, apart from being the kind of [...]
The drastic crash in the crypto market could lead to insurers speed up rewriting policies to reduce exposure to claims. Following the crypto rout, which has seen prices of major cryptocurrencies plummeting and wiped out billions of dollars from the market, insurers will likely review or amend policy wordings to avoid indirectly insuring losses from [...]
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