B&Q trains tomorrow's customers

Published:  14 February, 2011

LONDON: B&Q is launching a three-year partnership with charity UK Youth to give young people the opportunity and confidence to take on their own DIY and home improvement projects.


The partnership will see B&Q employees working alongside young people at a local level and passing on a wide range of practical skills.

Each of the retailer's 321 stores and the company's head office will be twinned with a local youth group and embark on a range of community projects.

Euan Sutherland, chief executive, B&Q said: "There is a huge skills gap in this country with the younger generation lacking the skills their grandparents have when it comes to basic DIY skills. We recognise this and the work we are now doing in communities across the UK is focused on young people, with whom we can share our expertise to make a positive difference. We look forward to working with UK Youth to build on the work we've been doing."

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