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Tradespeople of the future drilling for success

The next generation of Manchester tradespeople have been handed a training boost after a donation of drills from Selco.

Stuart Turner joins the BMF

Stuart Turner offers a comprehensive range of solutions, from a single shower pump to systems specifically designed for low mains water applications.

Travis Perkins prepares to offload Wickes

Travis Perkins has made further steps towards dropping its DIY chain Wickes, and could offload it by the middle of next year.

Building community with Bradfords and Sherborne Primary School

Eight pupils from Sherborne Primary School were given an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new Bradfords Building Supplies site located on Barton Farm, Sherborne.

APPG for the Timber Industries launches inquiry into housing

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries has launched an inquiry into how timber can help solve the housing crisis.

RGB employees take to the sky and raise more than £900 for Exeter Chiefs charity

Two North Devon-based employees at RGB Building Supplies completed a charity skydive and raised over £900 for the Exeter Chiefs Foundation.

Selco Croydon benefits from £10 million programme

Selco Builders Warehouse is in the process of modernising a host of its longest-standing branches, including its Croydon site, as part of a £10 million nationwide programme.

BMF CEO John Newcomb wins trade association Leader of the Year Award

John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation, has been honoured at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2019, winning the prestigious Leadership Award.

Finalists announced in BMF Training Awards

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the five regional nominations for the title of BMF Training Company of the Year, selected for their commitment in supporting and developing their teams through their use of BMF training.

Chandlers celebrates opening in Tonbridge with fundraising for air ambulance

Newly-opened Chandlers Roofing Supplies in Tonbridge is providing free donuts and coffee in complimentary reusable coffee mugs, with donations going to the Kent Air Ambulance.

British brick on the up

The latest Monthly Statistics of Building Materials and Components has been released and shows the UK brick industry is meeting the ever-growing demands of the UK housing market with brick despatches up 3.3% on a rolling 12-month comparison to the preceding period.

NBG partners soar to success

Three National Buying Group partners are on the rise, with developments including the launch of a brand-new café, tackling mental health in the workplace and the re-opening of a showroom after a fire decimated the old building.

Soaring material prices & lower workloads if we crash out of EU, warns FMB

A ‘no deal’ Brexit could result in soaring material prices and lower workloads and enquiries, according to the latest research from the Federation of Master Builders.

Frank Key has an eye on future expansion with launch of ‘Key Essentials’

Frank Key has launched a new Key Essentials offer, meaning every Frank Key branch will stock core products at a genuine trade net price to enable customers to buy with confidence.

Wolseley staff raise over £22,000 in 650-mile charity relay challenge

Staff at Wolseley have raised over £22,000 for a variety of national and local charities in a coast-to-coast charity relay race.

Speed of batten delivery overtakes cost as primary concern for merchants

The speed at which suppliers can get graded timber batten to site appears to be overtaking cost as the primary concern for roofing contractors and merchants.

Covers Chichester nominated as Constituency Responsible Business Champion 2019

Rupert Green, Chairman of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants, will be heading to parliament on 16th July after the company was nominated as Chichester’s Constituency Responsible Business Champion 2019.

Hevey Building Supplies acquires Huntingdon Timber

Northamptonshire’s youngest merchant, Hevey Building Supplies, is “delighted” to have acquired Huntingdon Timber.

Hospice scoops £5,000 prize in Selco contest

A south London hospice is busy planning a garden revamp after scooping the £5,000 top prize in the Selco Stars contest.

Keyline announces integration of Rudridge into Civils Network

Keyline has integrated Rudridge – also specialists in groundwork, civil engineering and drainage materials – into its network of more than 50 branches across the UK.

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