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Fixings and powertool business reveals its comical side in new video

The Fixings and Powertool Center, which is based in Redhill, has revealed a rather cheeky side to its business following the release of footage from its new promotional video. The independent powertools and fixings specialist has proved its staff certainly aren’t shy when it comes to taking centre stage and …

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Worshipful Company gears up youth campaign

The Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants is stepping up its Build A Career in Merchanting campaign to encourage young people to take up a career in the builders merchant sector. <iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/262190236″ width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> The campaign arose from WCoBM attending exhibitions; talking to school children, parents and teachers; …

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Selco makes eight-year-old’s Christmas

Selco Builders Warehouse got a new manager for its Warrington branch when an eight-year old swapped the school classroom for the manager’s chair. The family of Luke Shaw, a pupil at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School in Finlay Avenue, Warrngton regularly visits the branch on a Saturday with his father, a …

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Digby shows off anti-stain porcelain properties

Digby Stone have launched two videos to demonstrate the stain resistance of their porcelain tiles. The pair of videos provide a useful sales tool for merchants to show how Digby Stone porcelain tiles are ideal for a low maintenance garden and are easily cleaned. Each video is targeted at a …

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Buildbase goes on film to promote industry to next generation

National builders’ merchant, Buildbase has collaborated with ITN Productions and the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) to produce a four-minute programme that highlights the role of apprenticeships in shaping the next generation of building supplies professionals. The programme is introduced by national newsreader, Natasha Kaplinsky. It stars the Grantham branch of Buildbase, featuring customer, …

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Armitage Shanks skips to the beat for 200th anniversary

beats 200 final logos from Platform on Vimeo. British bathroom manufacturer Armitage Shanks has collaborated with professional music producer DJ Molecules to create a piece of music made using recordings of sample sounds in the bathroom and from plumbers going about their job. The track is made using everyday noises and sounds such as …

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Medium-sized merchants in Health & Safety fines warning

The Impact of the Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines 1 Year On from Southalls on Vimeo. Builders’ merchants are at increasing risk of significant Health and Safety fines following last year’s changed H&S guidelines, especially those merchants turning over between £10m and £50m a year. That’s the new warning from specialist Health and Safety …

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