Jobs saved as Buxton’s Focus store becomes B&Q

Buxton's Focus store
Buxton's Focus store
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BUXTON’S Focus store is to become a B&Q, it has been confirmed this week.

The Office of Fair Trading have given the go-ahead for Kingfisher, parent company of B&Q, to convert 30 stores it bought from Focus DIY after Focus went into administration in May.

Among the stores to be converted to B&Q is Buxton’s Focus DIY store on Staden Lane, which is currently still trading, and no date has yet been given for the change over. Kingfisher have said the decision means over 600 jobs have been saved at the stores.