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www.diy.com - B and Q Discount DIY Warehouse and Supercentre
In 1969 Richard Block and David Quayle set up in business and since then the company has got bigger and is now a worldwide DIY empire of "466 stores in seven countries and an annual turnover of $6.4 billion." according to a report in 2002. A B&Q supercentre/warehouse is a place where you can buy building materials, tools, plumbing items, electricals, wood, etc and also you can get advice on gardening, electricals , decorating, building, carpentry, plumbing, and also as they say "B&Q is the UK's leading DIY and garden centre retailer, offering over 45,000 home improvement and garden products for the occasional to serious DIY'er, and trade professionals". But there's more to it than that, because as well as being so clued-up on Internet matters as to have managed to acquire the domain diy.com, and being sufficiently advanced in associative engineering as to be able to use in-line links in the site, this is Big Business with HEART. There are good works going on in the culture and community, a good diversity policy (more advanced diversities ahead of the world), and sustainability, not just ecological/environmental in a global sense, but also an anti-waste policy where any goods not up to spec are given to good causes rather than wasted.
So, jolly good all round then! To find out more about all this, and to learn about DIY hints and tips from the free online expert advice pages, and also to buy stuff online, which you can, because they guarantee it's safe, you can go to the actual site: Link Here for B&Q
Some more B&Q facts:
B&Q has two store formats: B&Q Supercentre and B&Q Warehouse. The largest Supercentres are 5,000 square metres in area and stock 15,000 products; the largest Warehouse stores cover 14,000 square metres and stock more than 40,000 different products.
B&Q is very active in sourcing products from all parts the world and are interested in speaking to prospective suppliers wishing to sell in the European market. This applies to all product areas, including hand tools, garden tools and accessories, builders' hardware, doors and door furniture, outdoor furniture, barbecues, ladders, plastic and timber storage, decorative accessories, housewares, bathroom accessories and many more.
For the year 2001/2002:
Also, B&Q is part of the same group that owned Woolworths
B&Q believes that local interaction with the community is vital for the long-term benefit for us and the local communities themselves. With a store in virtually every town or city in the UK, B&Q is an integral part of hundreds of communities throughout the country, and has an important part to play in contributing to more sustainable communities for people to live and work in.
B&Q is the number one DIY retailer in Europe and the third largest in the world, with more than 50 stores opened internationally, including their fourth in China - B&Q Yangpu, in Shanghai, which is now the largest B&Q store in the world. Part of the secret of B&Q's success is people who share our enthusiasm, customer focus and drive to be the very best, and this is what sets B&Q apart from other retailers.
"B&Q see Sustainable Development as simply 'being a better neighbour' to the local and global communities we touch. This means we must not compromise people's quality of life through the operations of our business, whether it is the communities local to our stores, or the communities that make our products worldwide".
And now here is the link so you can visit the B&Q website:
Link Here to go to the Place!
www.diy.com affiliate program is with Affiliate Window and was previously also with Affinity Arc. Interestingly, B & Q are saying that they'll beat any rival price within 10 miles. I wonder how they cope with that online?!
B&Q's "Outtakes" TV commercials are better than You've Been Framed!