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A-level students encouraged to consider a career in the builders’ merchant industry

Students who have recently received their A-level results are being encouraged to consider a job in merchanting.

Construction of a £10 million sustainable HQ begins

Work has begun on a Festool's new £10 million, solar-powered headquarters.

‘Apprentice of the Year’ wows judges

Callum Megarry has been crowned ‘Apprentice of the Year 2018’.

International standard for water efficiency proposed

Bathroom manufacturers want to develop a universal standard to indicate the water efficiency of fittings and appliances.

New Norwich branch for Kent Blaxill

Kent Blaxill is aiming to match its “discerning” customers’ requirements with a new branch in Norwich.

Grafton’s new plan to pay down £56 million debt

The Grafton Group is raising millions of pounds through an alternative form of financing.

New investment “strengthens the Catnic brand across Europe”

Catnic has added seven new manufacturing lines to its German factory.

It’s a hat-trick for Burton Albion FC sponsorship

Russell Roof Tiles will be sponsoring Burton Albion Football Club for the third year running.

New merchant partner joins NBG

A Lincolnshire-based builders’ merchant has become the latest addition to the National Buying Group’s roster.

Historic building restored to its former glory

A former coaching inn has been renovated without losing its charm thanks to the teamwork of Dale Joinery and Jewson.

Prostate Cancer UK partners with Travis Perkins

Travis Perkins has announced Prostate Cancer UK as the official charity to its golf tournament.

“Pitiful” Paper promises “warm words” but no action

The government’s new Paper has been condemned as “pitiful” by MPs who want to see more money available for social housing.

Howarth Timber puts its best foot forward for charity

A coastal walk to raise money for Cancer Research UK has a £10,000 target.

Domino chain reaction across Hull draws thousands

An art event involving 12,000 giant dominoes weaving their way through Hull was “an unforgettable spectacle”.

Health and safety ramifications are “more severe than ever”

Health and safety experts are warning that failure to adhere to regulations has bigger repercussions now than ever before.

Kerridge’s new acquisition strengthens its UK presence

Trading software provider Kerridge Commercial Systems has made a new acquisition, increasing its platform nation-wide.

New investment helps TIMco to be a “one-stop shop” for merchants

To keep up with demand from merchants for an increased range of products, TIMco has extended its UK quality control facilities.

Watch the video: Women in Merchanting Round Table

Builders’ Merchants News invited a group of leading women from the building materials supply chain to discuss how merchants can attract and retain more female employees.

Get in the running

A charity obstacle course race with discounted entry for people working in the construction industry is open for registration.

‘Boiler Man’ is hotly received

The official mascot of Ideal Boilers went down a storm with fans at his first appearance on the football pitch.

Banning combustible cladding is “crucial to public safety”

Rockwool is supporting MPs calls for combustible cladding to be banned on high-rise buildings.

Fire doors not fit for purpose

Five different suppliers’ fire doors fail to meet requisite fire performance standard.

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