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Teknos GBI officially opens new facility in Bicester

Teknos GBI, a supplier of paints for the industrial wood & joinery sector, professional decorators and decorators merchants, and heavy duty machinery manufacturers, held an opening party on Friday 12 April to celebrate their move to a large new facility in Bicester. The new Coatings Application Centre was the star …

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Covers renews sponsorship of Chichester Festival Theatre

Covers will be continuing its sponsorship of Chichester Festival Theatre for a sixth consecutive year.   As a Silver Principal Partner, the independent builders’ merchant, which has its headquarters on Quarry Lane, will appear in production programmes and brochures for shows being staged throughout the Theatre’s Festival 2019 and winter …

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NYEs offer another chance for worthy causes to win £500

There will be another chance for charities, community groups and worthy causes to benefit from £500 cash courtesy of NYEs Building Supplies in Kingsfold.   During April and May, NYEs is calling out for groups and charitable endeavours in the community to be put forward for the chance to benefit …

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Rexel celebrate after EDA 2019 Education and Training Awards

There has been cause for celebration at Rexel, the leading electrical distributor, as two colleagues were recognised for their hard work and dedication at the recent EDA 2019 Education & Training Awards. The awards recognise industry professionals for commitment and dedication to developing both their professional skills and careers. It …

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Train to gain with Klober

Klober’s long-standing commitment to training both contractors and merchants continues throughout 2019 with its training days at its Castle Donington site. The training days cover roof ventilation theory while also allowing plenty of time for valuable practical experience in fitting products on the company’s training rigs. Up-to-date changes in Standards …

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TTF launches affordable training portfolio

Accessible, affordable training across a range of timber-related job roles is being rolled out by the Timber Trade Federation starting with three cohorts of delegates on its timber sales management courses, the first of which starts its journey towards a professional sales qualification on 24th April. “The key to embedding …

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Poll shows companies are struggling to meet Gender Pay Gap compliance deadlines

Despite gender pay gap reporting being in its second year, over a fifth of people (21%) say their company struggled to file the mandatory report, due last Friday. An MHR Analytics Twitter poll of 1000 people aged 25 to 54 revealed a further 38% are still unclear about their organisation’s …

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Grand Theatre Line-up for 2019 Grand Designs Live

Grand Designs Live will return to London’s ExCeL from 4 – 12 May 2019, showcasing an amazing variety of the latest innovations, trends and brand-new products across each of the five sectors of the show, which span across Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors. Set over 9 days, this unique …

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Housing Minister to address BMF Members Annual Conference

Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing, will speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s  Annual Members’ Conference on 19 September 2019. Malthouse is responsible for housing & home ownership and planning & development in England. Specific policies such as Help to Buy, affordable & social housing, Building Regulations and …

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Marley helps contractors reduce working at height risk

As a new Government report puts working at height safety in the spotlight, Marley has hosted free courses at its training centre in Burton to help contractors stay up to date with the latest safety requirements and reduce the risk of falls on site. Delivered by Midland Roof Training, the …

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