On the 25th March, B&Q is inviting potential suppliers to an Innovation and New Products Open Day at the company's head office in Eastleigh.

The ‘dragon’s den’ style day gives applicants a five minute slot to present their concept to the relevant buying team.

Applicants will present in front of a panel of B&Q buyers giving them the opportunity to have their idea heard by some of the most knowledgeable names in the industry.

Graham Horne from B&Q said “As a business we are constantly striving to find ways to provide our customers with innovative products to make their lives easier. We believe this day is a great opportunity for people with well thought through and polished ideas to come in and meet the right people in a setting they might not usually come across”.

Potential applicants should email vendor.management@b-and-q.co.uk to confirm attendance and include the company name and address, name of attendees, contact phone number and a brief description of the idea.