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Giant mural of 687 high-vis vests created to represent annual trade suicides 

A giant piece of artwork made up of 687 high-vis vests has been displayed on a construction site in the West End of London to represent the annual number of trade suicides in the UK.  The mural has been created for Mental Health Awareness Week (15th-21st May) by IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect to visualise the scale of the issue within the industry, and ‘give mental health higher visibility’. […]

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IronmongeryDirect adds bulk buy products to savings offer

IronmongeryDirect has added more products to its popular bulk-buy discount offer. With over 12,000 products included across its range of over 18,000 products, customers can enjoy savings on selected items when buying online or via the retailer’s award-winning, customer service centre. Customers browsing the online retailer’s website or catalogue can easily identify where savings can […]

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Top tips for setting up a new trade business in 2023 

There are over 250,000 self-employed tradespeople in the UK, and as we head into a new year, many will be considering taking the step and setting up their own business.  IronmongeryDirect has partnered with Rick Smith, Managing Director at Forbes Burton, to share some expert tips on how to make sure your new company has the […]

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21% of UK plumbers set to work on Christmas Day due to the cost of living crisis

21% of UK plumbers will be working on Christmas Day this year due to the cost of living crisis, new research has revealed.  The study by IronmongeryDirect asked workers across the nation about their festive plans and 45% said that they are taking less time off this Christmas than in previous years. This is mainly […]

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9 in 10 tradespeople forced to raise prices due to petrol crisis

Rising fuel costs are hitting UK tradespeople hard, and nine in ten (90%) say they are being forced to increase their prices to keep their businesses alive.  With petrol and diesel reaching record levels and topping £2 per litre in some areas, IronmongeryDirect surveyed 500 tradespeople to reveal the impact this is having on the industry. […]

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