July 25, 2024

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B&Q owner buys DIY app NeedHelp

B&Q proprietor Kingfisher is to start a property improvement company in the British isles to aid prospects resolve Diy disasters or have out additional complicated work after a increase in product sales this 12 months.

The enterprise has bought NeedHelp, an on the internet platform connecting tradespeople with homes for tasks these types of as kitchen set up, painting, flooring or bathroom renovation, for €10m (£8.9m).

The retailer already has a relationship with the firm in France as a result of its Castorama and Brico Depot shops, but it is the to start with time the support will be offered to prospects in the British isles.

There now are a handful of comparable rival apps these types of as TaskRabbit.

Kingfisher reported the acquisition was “an important stage ahead” as it attempts to be additional agile and targeted on purchaser expertise. It has been pushing in advance with a new turnaround prepare beneath chief executive Thierry Garnier. 

He reported: “To provide prospects correctly nowadays, we will need to be additional digital and support oriented, when leveraging our robust keep belongings.

“Online solutions marketplaces are key to the upcoming of property improvement retail and NeedHelp is an recognized and quickly-expanding participant in this arena.