David Quayle

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David Andrew Quayle (19 August 1936 – 6 April 2010)[1] was a British businessman best known as co-founder of the UK DIY chain B&Q.[citation needed] He worked in the Marley Tile company in the 1960s and together with his brother-in-law Richard Block started the B&Q retail chain in 1969.[citation needed] Their idea of large warehouse-style DIY stores copied the style already successfully operating in other European countries, but was unknown in the UK and B&Q soon became the largest retail suppliers of DIY products in the UK.[2]

David left B&Q in 1982 and moved on to other companies, working in Television South, City Vision, Ritz Video, Granada Group and the Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art and Craft Gallery.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Obituary in The Times
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-02-10.