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Richard Williams joins H&B merchant group

H&B has announced that North Wales builders' merchant Richard Williams will join the group on 1 May.

WCoBM and Rainy Day Trust join forces to support training and development

The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants and the Rainy Day Trust have formed a partnership to provide support in training, education and career development for young people in the industry.

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant branch expansion success

Recent branch openings in Kilmarnock and Newton Abbott continue the on-going expansion of Graham Plumbers’ Merchant, which has seen investment in 34 new branches in the last three years.

Market dynamics and material shortages set to affect oak wood availability in Europe

Markets for European Oak are facing increased pressure on price and availability. This was the key message at the European Oak Conference held in London last week.

First Minister unveils £95m mill expansion

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday unveiled a new manufacturing line at Norbord's Inverness plant following a £95 million investment.

Ray Stubbs to host BMF Members' Day

One of the best-known voices in football will host the business conference at BMF Members' Day, which takes place at St George’s Park, Burton on Trent - the home of England’s 28 national football teams.

WCoBM celebrates student success at City & Awards luncheon

The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) hosted its annual City & Awards luncheon in March at the City’s historic Vintners’ Hall.

50th anniversary of the NMBS annual exhibition

The UK’s largest buying society for independent builders’, plumbing and heating, timber, and hardware merchants held its 2018 event on Wednesday 11 April at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry and enjoyed record-breaking levels of success.

“Material prices continue to rocket”, says FMB

More than half of small building firms say that rising material prices are squeezing their margins and the same percentage have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Chandlers Material Supplies opens a new shop and counter in Chelmsford

NBG Partner Chandler Material Supplies has capped off a highly successful six months with the opening of a brand-new shop and counter area at its Chelmsford depot.

Keyline employees recognised for 70 years of service

Keyline has recently recognised four of its employees for their dedication to the company by presenting long-service awards.

Actis helps family featured on BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big Build

A family affected by leukaemia and cerebral palsy, whose specially adapted home is to be featured on a BBC extreme home improvement show later this year, has been given a helping hand by insulation experts Actis.

BMF CEO in line for UFEMAT Presidency

John Newcomb CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is set to be the next President of Ufemat, the European Association of National Builders Merchants Associations and Manufacturers.

New Commercial Director joins W.Howard Team

MDF profile supplier, The W.Howard Group welcomes a new Group Commercial Director, Simon Fleet to its business.

Builders’ Merchant Company expand into South Yorkshire

Builders’ Merchant Company (BMCo) continue on its expansion plans by opening a third branch.

Macmillan Cancer Support unites behind trade professionals in support of men with cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support is uniting Selco Builders Warehouse Travis Perkins and Wolseley and six other companies to be part of its with ‘Just Say the Word’ male cancer campaign.

Jewson launches fund to support people and projects in need

Jewson has revealed the details of its fourth Building Better Communities competition, which gives tradespeople the chance to apply for a share of a £250,000 prize fund.

Huws Gray expands into Cumbria

Huws Gray’s has acquired Penrith Building Supplies making this its first acquisition into Cumbria.

Olympian Steve Backley to speak at first BMF Young Merchants Conference

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has confirmed that Steve Backley OBE, a British athlete who has won medals at three different Olympic games, will speak at the first BMF Young Merchants Conference.

H&B launch its TBG Development Group

H&B today have formally launched its TBG Development Group. The group offers small to medium-sized merchants the opportunity to join a buying group where traditionally they may have been considered too small to participate.

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