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Knauf Insulation goes on tour with free bacon butties

Builders across Great Britain can get a free bacon butty and a hot drink this month to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ECOSE® Technology, Knauf Insulation’s revolutionary bio-based binder for mineral wool insulation. The Feel Good Factor roadshow will see a special Knauf Insulation food van tour selected branches of …

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New MD joins MQP

Rick Green has been appointed managing director of Hanson UK’s Leicestershire-based asphalt and quarrying business MQP (Midland Quarry Products). He moves from his role as managing director of Hanson Contracting to replace Dave Bagshaw, who has retired after 39 years in the industry. MQP consists of three quarries and 10 …

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ET Clay Products Ltd raise over £35,000 for charity

ET Clay Products Ltd, a brick supply company based in South Ockendon, Essex, has raised over £35,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in celebration of their 25th anniversary. Eddie Turze, managing director said: “The care and support Macmillan provides to people living with cancer and their families is amazing, so it …

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New trucks dwarf existing fleet

A Shropshire company has taken delivery of three new vehicles that dwarf those in its existing fleet. Tudor Griffiths Group, which is based in Ellesmere, is one of the UK’s leading independent businesses in the supply of construction materials and building supplies, ready-mixed concrete, waste management and recycling. It has …

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Jewson launch new timber excellence initiative with Wood Campus

As part of their aim to be ‘best in class’ for timber, Jewson have worked with Wood Campus to produce a new training pack for staff working with timber called The Extra Yard. Paul Robertson, Jewson catergory development manager for timber and panel products, said: “We are delighted to have …

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Dinner Dance triumphs as the merchant industry parties the night away

London’s Grosvenor House Hotel was the venue for a fantastic night of dancing, networking and entertainment as the NMBS Dinner Dance brought the industry together in celebration of another great year. NMBS is the largest buying society for independent builders’, timber, hardware, and plumbing and heating merchants, and the annual …

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Chandlers Building Supplies shortlisted for six builders’ merchants awards

Chandlers Building Supplies, renowned throughout the industry for its charitable outreach programme has been nominated for an incredible six awards at the forthcoming Builders’ Merchants Awards. This includes ‘Best Community Initiative’ for its charity football tournament with partner ‘Celeb FC’. The tournament and family fun day raised over £5,000 for …

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NMBS helps promote industry bursary scheme

NMBS is playing its part in promoting training and skills development across the merchant industry by supporting the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants’ (WCOBM) Bursary scheme. The WCOBM provides bursaries of up to £2,000 per person to help young people in the industry with training, development and skills training. Working …

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