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BMI invests in multi-million pound technology hub

Roofing and waterproofing giant BMI Group has made a multi-million pound investment in a new Technology Hub as part of a major commitment to accelerate the integration of data and digital capabilities into the manufacturing. The Hub, in Reading, Berkshire, is part of the move by BMI owner Standard Industries …

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Kent Blaxill Support City College Norwich

Kent Blaxill are proud to support City College Norwich with their new Painting and Decorating Courses. Kent Blaxill are supporting Level 1 this year and will continue that support through Levels 2 and 3. The Careers Event invited local schools from a wide radius around Norwich to discover the new …

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CCF Opens new Branch in Scunthorpe

Leading insulation and interior building products distributor, CCF, has opened a new 18,000 sq ft branch in Scunthorpe, to offer customers operating within the interior building market greater access to a wide range of products and industry knowledge. Building professionals can visit CCF Scunthorpe, based on Newdown Road, to access …

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Primaflow F&P in double marathon effort for Make-A-Wish UK

As part of Primaflow F&P’s fundraising campaign for Make-A-Wish UK, the company’s Executive PA Dani Wright is set to take on two endurance races.   Wright’s challenge kicks off with the 26.2-mile London Marathon on 28th April, and continues just two weeks later with the Dukeries Ultra Marathon – a …

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Filplastic help launch new West Building Supplies Scarborough Depot

West Building Supplies has expanded outside its native Bridlington for the first time with help from Filplastic UK. The business, which has three depots in Bridlington, launched a new, purpose built-branch in Scarborough earlier this month, making West Building Supplies one of Yorkshire’s largest independent builders’ merchants. According to Oliver West, …

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Merchants ahead of gender pay gap game

Builders merchanting is better than most other sectors in paying men and women equally, research has found. By law, all companies, charities and public sector departments of 250 employees or more must publish their gender pay gap figures. Figures obtained by the BBC showed overall, the median pay gap in …

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Celebrating action taken across the construction sector

On Friday 5 April 2019, Mates in Mind announced the Highly Commended and Winners of their 2019 Impact Awards. This was the second year that the awards have taken place, hosted as part of the British Safety Council’s prestigious the 2019 International Safety Awards gala dinner held at Grosvenor House …

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Cramlington expansion for Flame

Flame Heating Group has continued to develop its branch network after investing in the expansion of its Cramlington trade counter. The North East’s fastest-growing heating and plumbing merchant has launched its second bathroom showroom in the North East with development of the Cramlington site on Atley Business Park. Flame’s Cramlington …

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Van Vault explains Why Merchants have the Edge Over Online

Despite the general increase in online sales, recent research by leading brand Van Vault has highlighted that tradespeople still prefer more traditional methods of buying equipment. Research by Van Vault, the originators of in-vehicle secure storage, has unveiled surprising results, providing further insight into purchasing habits of its trade customers. …

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Selco Adds New Delivery Service

One of the UK’s leading builders merchants has introduced a new delivery option to add to its growing list of services available to tradespeople. Selco Builders Warehouse has unveiled ‘Click ‘N’ Deliver,’ which sees customers able to purchase bulky items and have them delivered to their jobs directly from branches …

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