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B&Q plc
Company typeSubsidiary
FounderRichard Block & David Quayle
HeadquartersEastleigh, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Number of locations
320 stores (2016)[1]
Key people
Michael Loeve (CEO)
Home improvement tools
Gardening Supplies and Plants
Revenue£3.8 billion (2015/16)[2]
£220 million (2015/16)[2]
Number of employees
25,000 (2016)[3]
ParentKingfisher plc
WebsiteB&Q UK website

B&Q plc is a British DIY and home improvement retailing company in the United Kingdom. Its main offices are in Eastleigh, Hampshire, England. It is owned by Kingfisher plc.

It was founded in 1969 by Richard Block and David Quayle as Block & Quayle.

As of July 2017, B&Q has 300 shops in the United Kingdom.[4]

Since 2015, B&Q have been closing a number of stores, and converting some to outlets of Screwfix. The company also has some outlets in Ireland. Stores in Taiwan and China were unsuccessful, and closed down in 2007 and 2015.

References[change | change source]

  1. Enright, Allison (20 February 2014). "The digital future of stores". Internet Retailer Magazine. Chicago: Vertical Web Media.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kingfisher Annual Report 2009/10 - Report home - Business review - Financial review - Trading review - UK & Ireland". Kingfisher.co.uk. 30 January 2010. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. "Company Information". B&Q. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  4. "'OUR STORES'". B&Q. Archived from the original on 7 July 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.