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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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Timber imports continue strong market recovery

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) monthly report reveals total import volumes for main timber and panel products were 21 percent higher in October 2020 compared to October 2019 levels, as import volumes in the month soared above the 1 million m3 mark. However, even this strong performance cannot compensate for …

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VitrA’s bathroom trends for 2021

It might sound like a particularly gruesome illness, but Biophilia is predicted to be big in bathrooms for 2021. Biophilia is the integration and inclusion of nature as a focal point – with lavish, well cared for greenery, natural wood finishes and subtle shapes and colours.  A biophilic bathroom design …

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New FlexiWork Neon Jackets and Fleeces

New Neon Jackets and Fleeces from Snickers Workwear for the flexible working environment – delivering visibly superior comfort and freedom of movement. While Fabric, Functionality, and Fit are hallmarks of Snickers Workwear, it’s the innovation and fabric technology in the design of the new FlexiWork Neon Fleece Hoodie, Jacket, and …

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Snickers Workwear’s newest work gloves for healthy hands

There’s one thing that Professional Tradesmen and Women can’t do without if they want to get their jobs done properly – Healthy Hands! So take good care of your most important tools and choose a pair that’s right for your work to ensure the ultimate in dexterity, durability, comfort and …

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