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Catrin Jones
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Marshalls Design Spaces to host BMF Regional Training Centres

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is set to launch two further Regional Training Centres with the assistance of Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping supplier. The new Regional Training Centres will be hosted in Marshalls Design Space facilities in central Birmingham and in Clerkenwell, London. They will both open after …

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Tarmac supports NHS with national PPE donation campaign

Tarmac has launched an employee-led campaign to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and NHS and social care workers up and down the country. Equipment including protective face masks, gloves and goggles are among the supplies being shared by local teams based at Tarmac’s network of sites across the …

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Euramax appoints key account manager for new target industry

Euramax has appointed Kevan Flanagan as its new key account manager for the DIY and merchant sector. Flanagan joins the team with an established history in construction and the Army Reserve to lead Euramax as it continues its expansion into these sectors. Flanagan has nearly 20 years’ experience in the …

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BMF P&H Spring Forum to be held on-line

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) will be holding its first virtual Forum in May.  The Spring Plumbing & Heating Forum, which was due to be held at Installer2020, will now be delivered as part of InstallerFESTIVAL – a virtual industry gathering being organised by Installer from May 11-15, 2020. The …

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SuperFOIL upgrades to Orderwise

SuperFOIL Insulation has switched all of its business management software to that of Orderwise. Orderwise, which is based just five miles away from SuperFOIL’s headquarters, offers comprehensive, scalable business software that’s designed to help companies manage and monitor operations effectively and efficiently. SuperFOIL is now using Orderwise software for e-commerce, ERP …

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Appeal to builders’ merchants to provide vital PPE to the NHS

With intense supply chain pressures affecting the ability of healthcare professionals to source the equipment, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is appealing to builders’ merchants across the UK to provide much-needed personal protective equipment for NHS staff. The move is part of a national initiative coordinated by the Construction Leadership …

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Myers Group invests £200,000 in security upgrade at 19 sites across Yorkshire

Myers Group, the Yorkshire-based supplier of construction materials, has invested £200,000 in the install of artificial-intelligence (AI)-enabled CCTV systems across its sites, as part of the group’s ongoing efforts to upgrade security and boost profits. The technology – designed, installed and maintained by Huddersfield-based Centurion Fire & Security Ltd – now oversees …

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Frank Key Group suspends trading due to Covid-19

Frank Key Group announces that its network of five building supplies branches and 15 plant and tool hire branches will suspend trading until further notice, in an attempt to help control the spread of Covid-19. James Norton, managing director, Frank Key Group, says: “We believe suspending trading is the responsible …

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The impact the UK lockdown has on builders’ merchants and stockists

Adrian Buttress, managing director at Permaroof, said: “There has been lots of confusion among the construction industry after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered people to stay at home unless ‘absolutely necessary’ in his statement addressing the nation last night (23 March). “Ministers have today been working to provide clarity, with …

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Builders merchants are “essential service providers” says BEIS

During yesterday’s (March 24) Construction Leadership Council Taskforce briefing with BEIS, the Builders Merchants Federation requested and received clarification on builders’ merchants’ operational status following the additional restrictions announced last night by the Government. This confirmed that merchants are a vital part of the construction supply chain and that it …

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