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Toolstation releases monster ad campaign

Toolstation, has launched a new TV advert, designed to celebrate the skills of key tradespeople across the UK and remind viewers of the tough tasks they face. The latest iteration of the Tools & More brand campaign, which was launched in March this year, shows a female electrician being called out …

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Construction ‘crisis’ warning as supply chain disruption continues

Demand for building materials is ‘higher than ever’ but a disruption in supply chains and rise in the price of materials could lead to a construction crisis. That’s according to Andrew Huxley, the managing director of concrete block manufacturer Besblock, who believes the industry needs to find a solution and …

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Marley eyes stock market flotation

Further growth and acquisitions are on the cards for roofing giant Marley, which has unveiled plans to float on the Stock Exchange. The £150m revenue business, based in Burton, Staffordshire, has been owned for the last two years by private equity firm Inflexion. Marley has grown to a  share of …

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Maddie Durdant-Hollamby

It is with heartfelt sorrow that BMJ writes of the tragic death of Maddie Durdant-Hollamby, marketing executive for Keyline. Maddie, the treasured daughter of Steve and Rachel Durdant-Hollamby, was a lovely, vibrant, talented young woman who was growing into her construction industry marketing career. In a tribute, her parents said: …

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Long term green strategy needed for housing says FMB

The failure of the Green Homes Grant Scheme highlights the need for a long-term strategy to green the nations homes, says the Federation of Master Builders in response to the National Audit Office’s report on the Green Homes Grant Scheme. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), …

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Andrew Mitchell MP visits Minworth’s new Travis Perkins branch

Sutton Coldfield’s Andrew Mitchell MP  has visted the newly opened branch of  builders merchant Travis Perkins in Minworth. The brand new 2.25 acre site includes a tools and plant hire section, up to 50 different types of bricks and an extensive landscaping display. Boasting  extensive bricks, timber and blocks, it …

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Waddle wings it with ArtificialGrass.com at NMBS exhibition

ArtificialGrass.com continued its tradition of hosting a former professional fotballer on its stand at the NMBS Exhibition last week, when Chris Waddle – Spurs, Newcastle United and Sheffield Wednesday supremo appeared on the stand. Waddle spoke to visitors, signed footballs and posed for photos with members. “The event was another …

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Clover puts his best foot forward for RDT trek

Rainy Day Trust CEO Bryan Clover is attempting to walk 84 miles in just 48 hours, starting this Friday (September 17) at 07.00. Walking solo, Clover will be carrying around 40lbs, including a change of clothes, first aid kit, torches, power packs, water and food. He will be walking along …

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CBI: Labour shortages for ‘up to two years’

Problems with the supply of labour in the construction industry could last for up to two years and the end of the furlough scheme may make no difference. That’s according to CBI Director-General Tony Danker who has called on the Government to to get a grip on the situation and …

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