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Stax turns 40

Stax turns 40

Monday 13 September 2021

Stax Trade Centres, the UK’s leading non-food cash and carry wholesaler, turns 40 this month (September 2021). The first cash and carry trade centres…

Concern over sales of stolen tools

Concern over sales of stolen tools

Wednesday 30 June 2021

New research carried out by insurance giants Direct Line has found that three in five (60 per cent) tradespeople have been approached by or have seen somebody…

Dealing with non-paying customers

Dealing with non-paying customers

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Almost every self-employed tradesperson will have to deal with a customer who doesn't pay at some point during their career. Some of those customers may pay…

Peat compost sales banned by 2024

Peat compost sales banned by 2024

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Garden Centres across the United Kingdom will need to diversify by 2024 after new rules will see the sale of peat compost banned by 2024. The ruling will co…

Are we becoming a cashless country?

Are we becoming a cashless country?

Wednesday 30 June 2021

How would you feel about our society becoming cashless? Recent research has shown that this could become reality much sooner than you think. In 2009, cash w…

Shipping difficulties add to outdoor stock challenge

Shipping difficulties add to outdoor stock challenge

Thursday 24 June 2021

Garden centres and retailers across the country are dealing with shortages of garden furniture and other outdoor accessories, with the combination of high dem…

On your marks...

On your marks...

Tuesday 23 February 2021

It’s hard to say exactly how much longer restrictions might be in place, but with the vaccine rollout well underway, things are beginning to look much m…

Kudos for apprentices

Kudos for apprentices

Friday 19 February 2021

Latest statistics have shown that just over one in five companies who would usually take on apprentices did not do so in 2020. Given the current situation, th…

Demand for tradespeople soars

Demand for tradespeople soars

Monday 15 February 2021

With restrictions still forcing many people to stay indoors, the demand for renovations and home improvements has surged, causing the need for tradespeople ac…

Service switch-ups for tradies

Service switch-ups for tradies

Sunday 7 February 2021

Tradespeople showed that they make up one of the UK’s most adaptable business sectors after it was found that 90% of them brought in a new service of so…