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Bright future beckons for Birmingham door manufacturer

E & SW Knowles, are continuing to bolster their business after significantly investing in their processes, equipment and workforce as part of wider expansion plans. The Birmingham-based business has just spent £ 250,000 on a brand new State of the art coating line, which will improve the quality of the …

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The Hunt is on for the UK’s best Apprentices

An awards scheme acknowledging the work of heating and plumbing apprentices across the UK has launched.  The ‘Apprentice of the Month’ awards aims to champion the great work apprentices do on a daily basis and encourage young people to be proud of the industry they work in. Open from June …

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Logistics Industry tells Govenment: “Give us the tools to keep Britain trading”

Britain’s logistics industry has issued a stark call to the government today – give us the information we need to keep the nation’s trade moving efficiently post-Brexit or face delays and shortages of the products and services the UK relies on. Speaking at the Keep Britain Trading conference in London …

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Forticrete welcomes latest planning powers 

New powers to deliver more homes through the creation of New Town Development Corporations should be seen as an opportunity to set the standard in housing design, according to Forticrete. Under the rules, which were announced last week, councils will be able to seek government’s approval to launch a New …

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TP plans London mixed-use sites

Builders merchant Travis Perkins is looking to develop more multiple mixed-use schemes in London that incorporate residential properties as well as builders merchants. The company is reviewing options at a number of its 182 London branches and has four developments in the pipeline. Three are existing Travis Perkins sites that …

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Bio-mass boiler heats up at Snows

Snows Timber’s Glastonbury Distribution Centre has installed a bio-mass boiler to cut carbon emissions and improve efficiency. The boiler runs on offcuts from the distribution centre’s sawmills and produces a fraction of the carbon emissions caused by fossil fuels. It runs at 90 per cent efficiency, causing significantly less waste …

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Minister opens Grant’s new showroom

Claire Perry MP and Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth has opened Grant UK’s new Showroom and Meeting Suite  at their Devizes headquarters. Perry, the Member of Parliament for the Devizes Constituency, said: “As the local MP and a local resident, I am proud to be on the Hopton …

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W Howard joins BMF

MDF profile supplier, The W Howard Group has, this month, signed up to membership of the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF). W Howard’s group commercial director, Simon Fleet said: “The BMF provides great opportunities for networking, training and importantly, legislation lobbying, ensuring that the market’s best interests are upheld and communicated …

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Welsh builders merchant’s fire causes £50k damage

A fire at a builders merchant in Risca, Gwent, caused damage worth up to £50,000, police have said. While the cause of the fire at T G Howell and Sons on Clifton Street is still being investigated, Gwent Police have appealed for information to help with enquiries. The fire is …

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Brighton’s Chandlers Celebrity Opening

Brighton’s Chandlers Building Supplies has rallied the support of well-known faces and neighbours to help celebrate its open morning on July 4 and raise funds for a local homeless charity. The event, to mark the opening of its newly extended site on Basin Road North, is supported by its neighbour, …

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