The History of B&Q

1969 - B&Q was founded by Richard Block and David Quayle and the first store opened in Portswood, Southampton.

1995 - First 'true' B&Q Warehouse opened in Aberdeen.

2001 - , B&Q's transactional website launched. Largest B&Q store worldwide opened in Shanghai, China, on the traditionally lucky date for the Chinese - the eighth day of the eighth month. The Yangpu store was B&Q's third store in Shanghai and fourth in China.

2004 - B&Q announced a four-year partnership (until 31 December 2008) with the British Olympic Association to sponsor Team GB to the Turin Winter and Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

2005 - B&Q sponsored Ellen MacArthur to become the fastest solo sailor non-stop around the world.

2009 - B&Q begins one year sponsorship of 4homes, Channel 4's property strand including established programmes Grand Designs, Property Ladder, Location Location Location and Relocation Relocation. B&Q opened its most eco store in New Malden, London.

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can i ask why u blogged this? :S

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

ThE pOwEr Of SiLeNcE wrote:
can i ask why u blogged this? :S

Of course you can ask. Smile

I found it genuinely an interesting read.

Did you too?

 

What interested you and why?

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

my eyes have gone B&Q shaped like that --> B&Q_B&Q

i need to go B&Q, i'd like to have known the history of Asda or Tesco better Biggrin

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

I keep reading it as BBQ

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

You wrote:
What interested you and why?

Someone had an interview there.

She asked if I knew about the history.

I looked it up.

And I ended up reading about it.

And thought: wow.

I am going to make a blog.

Anyway, today's thought of the day: Why would you get someone else to wipe your face for you when you have your own capable working hands in front of you?

 

s.b.f wrote:
Anyway, today's thought of the day: Why would you get someone else to wipe your face for you when you have your own capable working hands in front of you?

YES! you're better served by yourself, they might not clean your feet the way you like it, or they might miss a spot, you never know!

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

You wrote:
I keep reading it as BBQ

lol wierdly enough so do i :S confusism

 

Exception wrote:
You wrote:
I keep reading it as BBQ

lol wierdly enough so do i :S confusism

And there was me imagining this whole deep conversation on B&Q.

But not to be.

Everyone wants to discuss BBQ.

 

So it's a store...hm..

I find this sentence weird:

The environment and ethical behaviour is
important to us. It always has been and
we know it is important to you. B&Q

Oh okay, so the working lady won't throw at me a cushion, even after annoying her.

But seriously, they've a really good website and a neat history..

As a retired early member of the Management team I think some of your dates and facts are questionable.