27th September 2021

Family Businesses of the Year Award Winner

There are over five million family businesses that make up 87.6% of companies in the UK and we’re proud to represent them. The PR Team sat down with our Head of Marketing, Kelechi Okereke. We were the proud winners of the Family Business of the Year award winner at the Niche Business Awards 2021. “Being competitive, we wanted to win the Family Business award, however the most important driving factor was external recognition of the …
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22nd July 2021

DIY Week Retailer Support Initiative Award Winner

Over the years, we have continued to re-invent ourselves, and we’re now a multi-million-pound company able to source products across the globe. From an easy-to-use online service to great prices and speedy delivery, we want to exceed the expectations of our shoppers and Retail Partners at every opportunity. With a friendly UK-based customer service team, we are always on hand and ready to help. Thanks to the adaptability of our team, the diverse nature of …
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20th July 2021


In 2020 we lived through unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a lot of us to review how we were living our lives and running our businesses, as well as pushing us to appreciate things which we previously took for granted. During this time, when orders were increasing and social distancing measures meant we needed to find new ways of working, we at Charles Bentley reflected on the genuine difficulties that others were facing. Our …
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25th January 2021

Family Business Of The Year 2020

It’s been one of the most remarkable periods in our 160-year history. Despite the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve adapted the business to navigate a sudden change in the nation’s purchasing habits. Since April sales of decorating supplies have grown by more than 700%, revealing a new appetite for DIY throughout periods of lockdown. But that’s not all, with 2020 sales figures revealing our gardens have also been getting a new lease of life. …
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15th October 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all review how we live our lives, run our businesses and made us appreciate the little things in life. For the most part of 2020 our NHS and care workers have been working long hours in extreme circumstances to keep the entire nation safe. Back in May we pledged to show our gratitude by donating £1 from every order placed on charlesbentley.com and 5% of our profits to NHS …
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