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B&Q plc
Industry Retail
Founded 1969
Founder Richard Block & David Quayle
Headquarters Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Number of locations
320 stores (2016)
Key people
Michael Loeve (CEO)
Products DIY
Home improvement tools
Gardening Supplies and Plants
Revenue £3.8 billion (2015/16)
£220 million (2015/16)
Number of employees
25,000 (2016)
Parent Kingfisher plc

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.

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.

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