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CEMEX and GB Railfreight Launch New Branded Locomotive

Global building materials supplier CEMEX and GB Railfreight (GBRf), the UK’s fastest growing rail freight operator, presented the new CEMEX-liveried locomotive at a dedicated naming ceremony held at Dove Holes Quarry, Buxton. The new locomotive is called The CEMEX Express. The name was unveiled at the event by record producer …

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The IPG unveils its brand-new website

The IPG, the industry’s largest and fastest growing membership group for independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists, unveil its brand-new website, following five successful years in business. Founded in 2013 and based in Littlehampton, The IPG works closely with industry-leading suppliers to deliver unparalleled support to its members. Founded on …

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Why should Builders Merchants and other distributors make a digital transformation?

With technology advancing at a rapid rate it is no wonder that changes to the industry pose a greater threat to customer demand, internal procedures and service expectancy. The business landscape has witnessed an eye-opening change in recent years, which has impacted operations across countless industries. As a result of …

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Lack of flame-retardant treatment for timber was inappropriate, industry agrees

Following the serious fire at the Samuel Garside House development in Barking at the weekend, leading timber industry associations, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and Wood Protection Association (WPA), are clear that the failure to specify an industrial fire retardant pre-treatment for the timber balconies and cladding across the front …

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Specialist Workwear Business Launches Apprentice Fund

A leading supplier of personalised workwear has launched a fund to support apprenticeships in SMEs, providing branded uniform for new starters in the building and construction industry this summer. The Workwear Express Apprenticeship Fund is giving away £1,000 in free, branded workwear to small and medium sized employers from its …

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Heather Small to take the stage at BMF Conference gala event

The centerpiece performance of the gala dinner at the closing night of the BMF All-Industry Conference this Saturday (June 15th) will be by British singer Heather Small. Small, whose iconic solo track “Proud” became the soundtrack to London’s successful 2012 Olympic bid, the 60th anniversary of VE Day in Trafalgar …

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Marley Sponsors Skillbuild to Support Tomorrow’s Roofers

As part of its ongoing commitment to investing in future roofing talent, Marley is sponsoring SkillBuild, the UK’s largest running construction skills competition. As sponsor of both the regional qualifiers and final, Marley has also donated JB Red battens and tiles which will be used by trainees and apprentices competing …

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Triton Showers bowl over Cricket Club

Nuneaton-based Triton Showers, the UK’s leading shower manufacturer, has pledged support to Nuneaton Cricket Club as its main sponsor for the 2019 season. The sponsorship deal will see the Triton Showers logo premiere on the club’s main scoreboard and the team’s kit throughout this season’s cricketing period. Making its debut …

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Inaugural awards to support young talent in the construction industry

The future of the construction industry will be on show at an event next week when the hard work of some of most skilled and talented apprentices from across the region will be recognised at an awards ceremony. The Swansea Bay Construction Support Group’s inaugural awards ceremony will take place on 20 …

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Scott Parnell Witham get on their bikes

Five colleagues from Scott Parnell in Witham have helped raise over £5,000 for charity following a 55-mile bike ride.   Rachael Adamson, Joe Folan, Jenny Burton, Alan Sweap and Mark Simpkins, who were part of a cycling team called Charlie’s Angels, took on the Anderson Charity Bike Ride, a picturesque …

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