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B&Q co-founder David Quayle dies

Kingfisher bosses have paid tribute to David Quayle, the co-founder and the Q behind B&Q, who has died, aged 73.

Quayle started up the business in 1969 with co-founder and brother-in-law Richard Block. They opened their first store in the UK city of Southampton, under the name Block and Quayle initially.

The concept revolutionised DIY retailing by putting a wide range of products under one roof.

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(Source: Retail Week)