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Parker Building Supplies has been acquired by Cairngorm Capital

Cairngorm Capital Partners (Cairngorm Capital) has acquired Parker Building Supplies (Parkers) from its founder and Managing Director Tom Parker who is set to retire.

Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 launched

The Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 are officially open for nominations!

The IoBM is looking to merge with the BMF

The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) is in talks to merge with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

Merchant soaks up success from new bathroom displays

A Bedford builders’ merchant has made a splash by unveiling an extensive new bathroom showroom.

Selco offering arrives in Milton Keynes

Selco Builders Warehouse has officially cut the ribbon on its Milton Keynes branch as the company’s rapid expansion continues - taking its total to 61 in the UK.

Ariston joins the BMF as new Supplier Member

Ariston has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) as a supplier member.

Firefighters tackling blaze at Chandler Building Supplies

Fire fighters are tackling a “serious” fire at Chandler Building Supplies' Brighton branch.

Band of Builders beat the "Beast from the East" to renovate sick girl's home

More than 60 builders spent a week battling against sub-zero temperatures to transform the home of a sick little girl.

TV gardener helps Pavestone to cultivate brand

David Domoney, landscaping expert on ITV's Love Your Garden, has teamed up with Pavestone to promote beautiful patios.

Omnichannel is starting to bite

The impact of omnichannel is hurting retailers that have been slow to act on the accelerating convergence of ‘bricks and clicks’, and rewarding retailers that are on their omnichannel journey.

Selco app now is able to fully complete transactions

Selco Builders Warehouse Project Tool app, which launched at the end of last year, now allows its customers to complete purchases through their smartphone.

Chandler offers "fantastic opportunity" to young champions

A “fantastic opportunity” to help a builders’ merchant keep up with the times and to develop their careers is being offered to young builders.

Small sites and small builders will build homes faster, says FMB

According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the best way to speed up housing delivery is to get more small builders back into the market and focus more attention on the potential of smaller sites.

Andy Street to give keynote address at BMF Members’ Day

Andy Street will give the final address at BMF Members’ Day in September after Vince Cable has pulled out of the event.

Flame Heating Group expands into Scotland

Flame Heating Group expands into Scotland by opening branches in Glasgow, Ayr and Edinburgh.

Supporting Women in the Industry

Epicor is sponsoring the very first Builders' Merchant Award for Excellence supporting outstanding women in the industry, explains Nick Hull, BisTrack customer account manager, ‎at Epicor Software.

Covers scores a hat trick

Covers’ staff will be helping to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Research charity later this month by supporting its Wear A Hat Day.

New Group Purchasing Director at Lords Group

The Lords Group has appointed Steve Bath as Group Purchasing Director.

Two new senior appointments at Plumbase

Plumbase has made two senior appointments, which will have dual roles of improving the online purchasing process for plumbers and enhancing support for the merchant’s network of branches across the UK.

IBC welcomes three new members

IBC has announced that three independent builders' merchants have become new members.

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