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Marsh mascot raises £20,000 for UK children’s hospital charities

Marsh Industries have raised £20,000 for children’s hospice charities by sending its festive mascot, Sooey Marsh, along the highways and byways of Britain. Sooey was recruited by Marsh to lead their ‘Miles for Smiles’ Christmas fundraising campaign from November 16 to 20. His mission was to travel 20,000 miles across …

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Merchants and suppliers recognised as inspirational by Stock Exchange

Builders merchants, distributors and building supplies manufacturers have been identified as some of London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020. The report recognises the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), highlighting the regional and sector diversity of the UK’s SMEs and …

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Arbor Forest earmarks £12m for expansion plans

Timber importer and timber products manufacturer Arbor Forest Products is investing £6 million in expanding its North Lincolnshire premises to one of the most advanced sawmill planing lines in the UK.  The new facility, which is an expansion of the company’s New Holland HQ, is currently undergoing internal fit-out; production …

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Cemex rail commitment saves 100,000 road journeys

  The commitment by building materials producer CEMEX to sustainable transport methods has seen it transport 2 million tonnes of aggregates across the UK by rail this year. This offers considerable benefits to the environment; saving over 100,000 road movements and 12,500 tonnes of CO2 compared to using trucks. Additionally, …

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GCS Associates pledges to help people back to work

Specialist recruitment consultancy GCS Associates has launched The GCS PLEDGE, which aims to help as many people as possible, who were made redundant during COVID-19, to get back into work. The company says: “During COVID-19 many of our friends, colleagues and peers within the Construction, Building Supply & Hire sectors …

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Södra launches 360ᴼ video transporting viewers to its Swedish forestry operation

Södra, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of sustainable timber, has launched a landmark immersive experience that transports viewers to its world-leading Swedish forestry operation. Using the latest 360ᴼ video technology, Södra’s video takes users to the forest – just a small section in its network totalling over two million …

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Demelza children’s hospice wins Selco makeover prize

South-east children’s hospice Demelza Hospice Care for Children is planning a garden makeover after winning £500 to spend at Selco Builders Warehouse through the Selco Stars scheme. The charity, which operates in Kent, East Sussex and South East London, is planning to utilise its prize on building materials to revamp …

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Södra takes virtual viewers to Swedish forests

Timber supplier Södra  has launched an immersive experience to take viewers to its Swedish forestry operation. Using the latest 360ᴼ video technology, Södra’s video takes users to the forest, allowing them tp meet a forest inspector and a family of forest-owners. Södra is run by more than 42,000 forest owners in southern Sweden – many of whom have inherited forests passed on through …

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