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Women in Industry Review 2019

A review of the Women in Industry event held at the London Stock Exchange on Friday 13th September 2019.

Crest Nicholson Willmotts
Helping Customers Grow, the Freefoam way

A short video highlighting Freefoam's 'Helping Customers Grow' campaign.

Tim Wood and Darren House
Inside The House: Careers in the merchant sector with Tim Wood

In this edition of the Inside the House webcast, Tim Wood, editor of Builders' Merchants News, shares his views on careers in the merchant sector and the opportunities available.

Tim Wood, Editor of BMN

Tim Wood, the new Editor of Builders' Merchants News, introduces himself.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Sue McKinney

Sue McKinney, Marketing Manager at Chandlers Building Supplies, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Sophie Beard

Sophie Beard, Account Executive at MRA Marketing, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Samantha Hanks

Samantha Hanks, National Sales Manager - Pitched Roof at Cembrit, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Reina Reeves

Reina Reeves, Branch Manager at Lords Builders' Merchants, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Lynn Street

Lynn Street, Sales and Marketing Manager at Midland Lead, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Lydia Sharples

Lydia Sharples, Group Marketing & Communications Director at Encon, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Lucy Furnival

Lucy Furnival, Director of External Sales at SIG, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Gwen Bergius

Gwen Bergius, Branch Manager at Ridgeons, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Kasia Demko

Kasia Demko, Area Showroom Sales Manager at City Plumbing Supplies, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Holly Wheldon

Holly Wheldon, Contracts Assistant at PTS Plumbing, explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Hazel Robinson

Hazel Robinson, Group HR Manager at Murdocks, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Anita Harrison-Carrol

Anita Harrison-Carrol, Operations Director at Sovini Trade Supplies, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

How does the Crate Mate work?

Reisser has produced a demonstration video for its new self-locking storage system, the Crate Mate.

Soakaway crates installation: How-to by EasyMerchant

Online builders' merchant EasyMerchant has created this handy video explaining how to install soakaway crates.

The Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018

The official video for the Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 is here.

Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 Lifetime Achievement Winner: Neil Lawrence

The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 at the Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 is Neil Lawrence from Gibbs and Dandy. In this video he talks through his four-decade career, offers advice to those starting out on how to achieve success, and gives an insight into where he thinks the industry is heading.

Gary shares his story for All Safe Minds

UK construction company Willmott Dixon have long been leading the way in encouraging both the physical and mental well-being of their employees and colleagues in the construction sector. The recent All Safe Minds campaign has received massive support across the industry, and the results are being seen.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Natasha Rose

Natasha Rose, Managing Director of Andrews Building Supplies, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Louise Polston

Louise Polston, Commercial Director at Alsford Timber, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Fiona Kerr

Fiona Kerr, Regional Managing Director for Scotland and North England at Travis Perkins, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Christine Wilde

Christine Wilde, Managing Director of Catnic, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Bev Brown

Bev Brown, Managing Director of Lake's Bathrooms, gives an overview of how she got to where she is today, and explains the importance of women’s role in merchanting.

Build a career without limits

This video from the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchanting explains the wide range of exciting and rewarding jobs in the construction industry.

The advantages of natural slate

Natural slate is a unique material. It stands out for its durability, sustainability and beauty. in this video, Cupa Pizarras explains all its advantages.

Women in Merchanting Round Table Biographies: Linda Clarke

A video guide to installing Triton’s Omnicare range

Triton Showers’ new Omnicare range is the solution for those who need a shower that can be used comfortably and easily.

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.

Freefoam de-mystifies the process behind the products

Freefoam Building Products has launched a new video featuring all aspects of the production process of its fascia, soffit and guttering products.

How does Fernox Boiler Noise Silencer F2 work?

Ever wondered why some boilers make such a racket? This handy video from Fernox explains the science behind what causes boiler noise, and how to fix it.

How deliveries for builders’ merchants have changed in 175 years

Elliotts builders merchant has more than 175 years of experience in sourcing the latest products from the best suppliers.

Builders' Merchants News Awards 2017 video

The builders’ merchant industry came together on 24 November to celebrate its achievements at the annual BMN Awards.

BMN Awards 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Peter Buttle

Peter Buttle, Chairman of Buttle's Plc, accepts his Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to him at the BMN Awards on 24 November, at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel.

How is the Stelrad Vita Deco manufactured?

The video shows how the Vita Deco is manufactured, highlighting the elements that add reliability, quality and value for money – all wrapped up into one seemingly, simple radiator.

How to use Dunlop GX-500 Flexible Grout.

Dunlop – manufacturer of tiling, flooring and decorating products for the trade – have launched a new video as part of their “Groutstanding” campaign to showcase their new range of GX-500 Flexible Grouts.

Buildbase stars in film on shaping the next generation of building supplies professionals


Buildbase has collaborated with ITN Productions and the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) to produce a video that highlights the role of apprenticeships in shaping the next generation of building supply professionals.

Actis launches next in series of How To videos

Insulation specialist Actis has launched the latest in its series of How To videos – with the next two tutorials focusing on how to install quick, clean and easy-to-fit Hybris panels into a pitched roof.

Are you putting lives at risk?

There are around 3 million new fire doors installed in the UK every year, but are they all compliant with regulations?

Day in the life of a CCF Driver

CCF have produced a video showing the day in the life of HGV diver Emily Caviglia.

Digby Stone - Porcelain tile cleaning

One of the many benefits of outdoor porcelain tiles is how easy they are to clean, due to their minimal porosity which gives them a high level of stain resistance.

From Rock to Room

A British Gypsum film - from rock to room.

Aico launches informative video collection

Aico has created 15 short informative videos, which are presented by key Aico personnel, including National Technical Manager, Martyn Walley. The new collection of videos has been designed to provide customers with a range of educational and practical advice.

Fibo wall panels installation videos

Kitchen and bathroom wall panel manufacturer, Fibo UK has completed a series of new installation videos demonstrating the benefits of wall panels over traditional tiles. The videos show just how quick and easy it is to fit panels and how they can transform refurbishment projects.

How to use jointing compound: Pavetuf

The Jointing Compound is the perfect product for completing your finished paved area. This Paveturf formula can be applied in all weathers and is available in a range of 3 colours, buff, black and grey.

How to seal paths, drives and patios: Pavetuf

Pavetuf Invisible Sealant and Satin Sealant are fully breathable, allowing efflorescence to escape whilst acting as a barrier, protecting the stone against most elements and staining.

How to clean off moss and organic material: Pavetuf

The Green-Off Cleaner is a powerful and high performance cleaner that removes natural and organic soiling from paths, drives and patios, without damaging Pavetuf sealed surfaces.

Andy wants you to get your submissions in for the Builders' Merchants Awards!

You have until 30 August to get your nominations in for the Builders' Merchants Awards 2019. Andy Williamson explains why you should nominate, and why Digby Stone is proud to sponsor the Hard Landscaping Display of the Year category for 2019.