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BMF bags Trade Association Award

Builders merchants’ trade association the Builders Merchants Federation picked up two awards at the Association Excellence Awards 2018, winning the top honour of Overall Best Association as well as the prize for Best Association Website. The Association Excellence Awards, which are judged by a panel of over 20 CEOs and …

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Encon makes it onto Sunday Times list

The insulation distributor Encon Group has been ranked 98th in the 14th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 League Table. The prestigious index lists the top 250 private mid-market growth companies in Britain who have achieved the biggest sales by managing risk and choosing the right strategic options. …

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IG celebrates diamond anniversary

Lintel manufacturer IG Lintels  has celebrated its 60th birthday with a gala dinner in Cardiff. The evening started with a champagne reception followed by a dinner hosted by David Meade. One highlight of the evening was a special video, made in the style of the Back to the Future films, …

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James Burrell to expand Yorkshire reach

Independent builders’ merchant, James Burrell, has announced the development of a new £2m branch in Yorkshire, set to open in Rotherham early next year. The new site will be the tenth for the family-owned company and is expected to open in spring 2019. The announcement follows a wave of investment by …

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Huws Gray buys Ridgeons

Aquisitive Angeley-based independent builders merchant Huws Gray has made its biggest purchase to date with the acquisition of East Anglian independent Ridgeons.   The purchase of the family-owned Ridgeons adds 40 branches to Huws Gray’s 62-branch empire which stretches across Wales and the north west of England, as far down …

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NBG Partners celebrate growth

Three National Buying Group (NBG) partners from across the UK, are expanding their offerings with new sites, branches and showrooms. The successful partners, based in Oxford, Derby and Malvern, are looking to re-invest in their businesses and broaden their product and service offerings. As active partners of NBG, the UK’s …

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NBG partners raise £2,500 at charity Cricket match

National Buying Group (NBG) has raised £2,500 for Leamington Cricket Club’s junior team, at an annual charity event that took place last month. This year the partners dominated the cricket pitch, stealing the trophy from the team of suppliers, who had previously retained the winning title for the past three …

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National e-learning programme targeting drugs and alcohol

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is helping to address the sobering issue of drugs and alcohol on the UK and Irish construction industries. The Scheme’s new ‘Drugs and Alcohol e-learning’ course focuses on how contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and clients can take practical and effective measures to safeguard and protect the workforce …

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Rudridge Gravesend celebrates top marks in H&S Audit

Rudridge Gravesend has been awarded a top score of 8 in its latest Stay Safe Review. The annual audit, which is a legal requirement for the construction industry, ensures that the business is complying to the latest health and safety compliance standards. The review covers general housekeeping, yard management processes, …

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BBA presents certificate for Pro Clima Intello Plus

The BBA’s head of marketing, Wendy Ajuwon (left of picture), made a special certificate presentation at UK Construction Week @UK-CW this week, welcoming general manager of @ecologicalbuild, Penny Randell onto the BBA stand and presenting her with a BBA product certificate for the pro clima Intello Plus #airtightness system. The …

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