Homebase is a British home improvement and garden centre retailer with stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Since 1979, Homebase has been making people’s lives a little brighter. They are here to bring your homes and gardens to life, with over 150 stores and 5,600 team members. They have everything from gardening, decorating, repairing, and home furnishing to kitchens, bathrooms, and fitted bedrooms. They have everything you need, whether you’re looking for room inspiration, project help and guidance, or the latest products and trends. They also have exclusive ranges from Country Living and House Beautiful, as well as Bathstore, Dulux, Farrow and Ball, Karcher, and Powerbase.
Homebase, a joint venture between Sainsbury’s and GB-inno-BM led by CEO Gurth Hoyar-Millar, was founded in 1979. Sainsbury’s purchased Texas Homecare in the 1990s and rebranded the stores as Homebase. Things were looking up after they were sold to Shroder Ventures and GUS. Home Retail Group later acquired them. They were sold to Westfarmerst near the end of the decade. Their turnaround was accelerated when over 50 stores were upgraded, and customers have been raving about them ever since.
Their team receives various accredited training, such as City & Guild’s gardening and kitchen design qualifications, to ensure that they have the tools and expertise to assist customers in bringing their homes and gardens to life. It is essential to Homebase to give back to the communities in which they live and work. They’re passionate about contributing to local communities across the country, from outdoor plants to paint tins and tools. They are always proud to support communities in order to help everyone feel comfortable and safe in their homes, whether through product donations or a helping hand.