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Catrin Jones
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SureCav records 2020 as a successful year

SureCav announces 2020 as a record year for sales and enquiries. The average growth in sales over the last 5 years is 15%. This has accelerated to an 18% average for Autumn/Winter 2020. The forecast y/e figures for 31st January show EBITDA growth over 50% on the previous year. These …

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CCF reveals latest investment in South West team

CCF has announced the promotion of Steven Symonds to regional sales director in the South West. With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Symonds joined CCF in 2015 as key account director and in his new position will now be responsible for sales in the South West. Symonds started in …

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Faster house-building boosts UK construction growth in December – PMI

Britain’s construction sector extended its robust recovery from earlier COVID lockdown restrictions in December, a survey showed on Thursday, helping the broader private-sector economy eke out modest growth. Housing was the biggest driver of construction growth, reflecting the boost to builders’ confidence from a surge in prices and property purchases …

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UK’s Barratt benefits as housing market rises from COVID-19 lows

Britain’s biggest housebuilder Barratt Developments raised its annual volume forecast on Friday and said it could resume dividend payments next month, after a rebound in demand from COVID-19 disruption drove a solid first-half performance. Shares in the FTSE 100 company, which operates in England, Scotland and Wales, rose by as …

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Merchant industry speakers confirmed for BMF All-Industry Conference Forum

The BMF has announced the final lineup of speakers for the popular Industry Forum session at the 2021 All Industry Conference, taking place in Harrogate in June. Nick Roberts, CEO of Travis Perkins plc and Paul Bence, MD of George Bence Group complete the four-person panel and will each present …

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Permaroof Give Back to Charity Close to its Heart

River Mai Bishop, the granddaughter of Permagroup managing director Adrian Buttress, presents a donation of £2,000 to Heart Link Children’s Charity Permaroof, part of Permagroup, has presented a cheque for £2,000 to its partner charity, Heart Link, in aid of its 20th birthday celebrations. The regional children’s charity provided support …

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Doosan launch NX Plus low-cost range of IC engine forklifts

Doosan has launched the NX Plus Series – an enhanced low-cost range of four-wheel Diesel and LPG powered counterbalance forklift trucks – the successor to Doosan’s popular entry-level GX Series. Designed to offer occasional users and small-to-medium size enterprises (SMEs) a reliable low-cost ‘buy new’ alternative to purchasing a second-hand …

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FMB Calls for Long Term Plans to Improve Homes

Green home upgrades, that would improve the warmth and comfort of the nation’s homes, are being held back by the lack of a clear long-term plan from the Government, new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has found. When builders were asked to identify the biggest barrier to …

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Ideal Bathrooms partners with Aquadart

Ideal Bathrooms is strengthening its shower enclosure offering for 2021 after being appointed national distributor for Aquadart. The enclosure range from Aquadart offers a wide variety of products, including the unique, showroom protected Asino and Onisa collections, at a competitive retail price and present enhanced terms for displaying retailers. Danielle …

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Stark Group welcome CVC Capital Partners Fund

CVC Capital Partners Fund VII has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of STARK Group, a leading distributor of heavy building materials in Northern Europe. STARK Group has grown rapidly in recent years through successful acquisitions and organic growth with a strategic focus on being a trusted partner bringing scale …

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