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“Healthy Eating Workplace of the Year” crowned

A food and drink awards ceremony has recognised the workplace catering at Travis Perkins.

CRASH charity launches the BIG CRASHMAS BUILD

CRASH, a charity that assists homelessness and hospice charities with construction related projects, has launched a Christmas appeal to raise £75,000.

“Innovative” decking manufacturer joins NBG

An eco-friendly composite decking company is the first of its kind to be invited to supply the National Buying Group.

Smith Brothers Stores honours third generation Chairman

John Smith, former Chairman of heating and plumbing merchant Smith Brothers Stores, has died aged 86.

National Buying Group celebrates suppliers at annual awards

The National Buying Group celebrated the stars of the sector in its Supplier Awards earlier this week at the climax of its annual conference.

Permaroof UK announces large expansion programme for 2019

Permaroof UK is set to make further investment in its head office in the New Year.

Iconic RAF speaker to headline BMF’s landmark anniversary dinner

A year of celebration for the Builders Merchants Federation draws to a close with a special anniversary dinner to mark 40 years of the BMF itself and 110 years as a trade body. The guest speaker comes from another iconic organisation celebrating its own centenary this year - the RAF.

Local MP Visits Historic Builders' Merchants

John Penrose, MP for Weston-Super-Mare has visited local business Bradfords Building Supplies for a tour of their site and to meet staff.

Timber giant branches out

Arnold Laver & Co has merged with The National Timber Group, creating the largest independent timber distribution company in the UK.

New ROCKWOOL expansion will create 65 jobs

A multi-million pound project to build a new logistics centre for ROCKWOOL will create 65 new jobs.

BMF opens third Regional Centre of Excellence in Scotland at Superglass

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched its 22nd Regional Centre of Excellence, and the third in Scotland, at Superglass Insulation in Stirling.

Proposal for a merger between IoBM and BMF fails to win support

The Institute of Builders Merchants has said no to a proposal for a merger with the Builders Merchants Federation.

Construction course for veterans celebrates its 100th graduate

As the country marks 100 years since WW1, the 100th student has graduated from a course that teaches ex-service personnel construction skills.

Treats all round as NMBS transforms for Halloween

Things turned spooky at the National Merchant Buying Society when it hosted a day of Halloween celebrations to raise money for charity.

“Check your insurance,” urges manager of branch devastated by fire

The manager of a branch that lost 75% of its stock to a fire has warned merchants to check their insurance covers fire damage.

Five new business councils to advise the Prime Minister on post-Brexit opportunities

The Prime Minister has formed five new business councils to advise on how to create the best business conditions in the UK after Brexit.

Weigh to go!

Employees at Russell Roof Tiles are shedding the pounds to raise money for local causes.

Bricks-and-mortar businesses at a four-year low

Numbers of British bricks-and-mortar businesses have declined to a four-year low, according to a new report.

Who has Britain’s dirtiest trade van?

A competition to find the country’s dirtiest trade van will reward the winner with a free re-wrap of their offending van.

Roxor doubles its size with new acquisition

Holding company Roxor Group, which owns Ultra Finishing, Portabella Shaw, Shanghai PTB sanitary ware and Fireclay Factory, has doubled its size by acquiring a bathroom retailer.

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