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Dulux Academy highlights Industry Trends on 3rd Birthday

Since its official launch in March 2016, the Academy has welcomed more than 5,500 course attendees and to mark the milestone, supplier partners including Mirka UK, Graco Paint Sprayer, Tesa UK and Corona Brushes, as well as Dulux Select Decorators, attended an open day to learn more about the Academy …

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Output stays low for second month in a row

The commercial new build sector is behind a continuing fall in construction output according to the latest monthly IHS Markit/cps index. Although the headline figure, at 49.7 was up fractionally from the 49.5 posted in February, it still falls below the crucial 50.0 no-change marker. Business activity dropped to its …

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Rolawn raised £420 for Garden Re-Leaf

Rolawn, the home of Britain’s finest turf, have been hard at work fundraising for the Greenfingers Charity Garden Re-Leaf day. This year staff took part in a range of activities to mark the event and generate funds for the charity. Strongest staff member competitions were entered, lotteries were drawn, raffles …

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Apprentice Decorator of the Year: Crown Celebrates the Big 40

The Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition is back and bigger than ever, with the nation’s best budding painters and decorators from colleges across the UK taking part. And it’s a landmark year for the competition’s sponsor Crown Paints as the company has now been supporting the contest for 40 …

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The Finalists are here!: BMJ Industry Awards

The votes have been counted and verified by BMJ’s third-party auditors and the list of finalists for the BMJ Industry Awards 2019 can be revealed. The following companies are on the final list. To find out who the ultimate winners are book your tickets HERE to come to our top-flight …

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BMF launches Merchant Industry Forecast with special Brexit Report

Following an intensive programme to develop a forecasting model specifically aligned to the UK merchant sector, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has published the first edition of the Builders Merchants Industry Forecast, covering the period 2019-2021. The BMF’s new forecast model has been developed to support members in future planning …

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Bradfords hopes for more fragarant customers

Builders merchant group Bradfords have developed a new product line for its customers. Brad – the fragrance for Men is designed to target those Bradford customer who want to smell a bit nicer on site, the customers who look after their bodies and want the world to know it. Brad …

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Flame’s growth recognised by leading business group

Heating and plumbing merchant, Flame Heating Group, is celebrating continued success after winning a prestigious award from a leading business organisation. The Boldon-headquartered company won Scale-Up Business of the Year at the North East Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Celebrating Small Business Awards. The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards recognise …

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Wienerberger acquires BPD to strengthen position in roof market

Leading building solutions manufacturer Wienerberger has announced the acquisition of UK based to further expand their roof accessory offering and complement their existing roof product portfolio in the UK and Europe. As a prominent producer of roof underlays, wall and construction membranes, building ventilation systems and specialist roof products, BPD …

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