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New BMF Centre of Excellence opens in the North East

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has just launched its first North East Regional Centre of Excellence at Marshalls near Stockton on Tees. The BMF’s growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence means training courses and regional meetings are now far more accessible to BMF members across the UK and …

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Actis’ CPD Module gains 50% Popularity

Take up of Actis CPD sessions has increased by around 50 per cent since last year – and architects and building control officers are now clamouring for more training from the insulation specialist. Growth in the popularity of the module, which looks at how reflective insulation can address the performance …

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BMF announces shortlist for Young Achiever Awards

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 BMF Young Achiever Awards, which recognise and reward talent, commitment, innovation and achievement in the next generation of managers. The Awards are presented to those under the age of 35 who have demonstrated their ability to go above and …

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Chandlers take on rally challenge

Fresh from the company’s triumph at the BMF Mastermerchant competition, a team from Sussex-based independent builders merchant Chandlers Building Supplies has unveiled a fully ‘pimped up’ and refurbished Reliant Rialto for its entry into the Pavestone Rally 2019, which starts on September 5th from Reims in Northern France to Stuttgart, …

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BMF in Pavestone Rally challenge

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchant Federation is supporting its members and chosen charities by entering a team again in the Pavestone Rally 2019. Oz Bham, Richard Ellithorne, James Spillane and Glenn Paddison are all taking part in the event and are asking for as much support as possible …

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Travis Perkins’ Ben is Europe’s stongest man

The strongest man in Europe works for builders merchant Travis Perkins. Ben “Badger” Brunning took first place at the Official Strongman Games European Championship in Rotherham on Sunday August 4th. The 31-year-old is now looking forward to the world championships in Florida, but still had to be back in the …

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Thompson & Parkes adds DIY store

Independent builders merchant Thompson & Parkes is launching its first retail DIY shop in Stourpor. Nikki Shipton has been appointed as the branch manager and Harry Dowling-Bingle as its Supervisor. Shipton says: “I’m thrilled to be a part of Thompson and Parkes and I am very excited to be on …

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BMC Ltd opens new Goole branch

Independent builders merchant Builders Merchant Company Ltd has opened its third branch in three years in Goole, East Yorkshire. The site consists of a 25,000 sq ft warehouse, external yard and separate show room facilities, and will be a flagship branch for the company. Due to its size and location …

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SIG Roofing staff fall for charity

The director at SIG Roofing’s Melrose branch hit the ground with a bump when he and a friend and colleague took part in a tandem sky dive in aid of charity. To commemorate their 50th birthdays Kevin Purves and Jamie Glover decided to raise money for the British Heart Foundation …

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Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity publishes third annual Impact Report

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Club has just published its third annual impact report. The report communicates to the industry, supporters and stakeholders, the impact that the charity is making and how it is helping to make a difference to the lives of our construction workforce and their families. The …

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