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Bull Products reaps rewards of 8% sales growth

Bull Products, a manufacturer of fire protection equipment, is reaping the rewards of success, after an 8% sales growth this year. Over the last quarter, Bull has seen significant business growth including securing multiple global project wins such as Battersea Power Station, Paddington Regeneration Scheme and 1 Palace Street, London’s …

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Marley goes to Huws Gray investor Inflexion

Inflexion Private Equity is to acquire Marley, a leading UK-based roofing specialist, from Etex, the Belgian building materials firm which has owned Marley since 1999. The investment is being made by Inflexion Buyout Fund V, Inflexion’s dedicated mid‐market fund. Inflexion already has a minority shareholding in independent builders merchant chain …

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Lakes certified as a Carbon Neutral Company

Lakes has achieved the Carbon Footprint Standard having assessed its carbon emissions and achieved carbon neutrality via support of internationally certified carbon offset projects. The two-stage process audited all greenhouse gas emissions associated with Lakes’ UK operation. This resulted in the award of the Carbon Footprint Standard – based on …

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Frank Key Shoots for Success with Arnold Town Football Club

A long-standing relationship between the football club and the Daybrook branch of Frank Key stretches back a decade. For the last five years Frank Key has been the main stand sponsor, support that is valued from the club. Steve Holland, Arnold FC Chairman, says “Frank Key has agreed to continue …

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Scott Parnell opens new depot in Leeds

Scott Parnell  has announced the opening of its new depot in Leeds, which will be the fifth branch for the company, which launched from its Witham Head Office in 2012. It also has branches at Romford, Milton Keynes and Aberdare in Wales.   The business, which was set up by …

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Merchant invests in community life-savers

A number of communities across Hampshire will have 24/7 access to a life-saving defibrillators thanks to investment from local builders merchant, Elliotts. Defibrillators with 24-hour access have been installed outside Elliotts branches in Southampton, Ringwood, Lymington and Portsmouth. Elliotts branches in Fareham, Bishop’s Waltham, Chandler’s Ford, Christchurch, Romsey, Tadley, Totton …

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FTA calls for politics to give way to action

The time has come for government to put the politics of Brexit to one side, come clean with industry, and share its full impact assessment for a No Deal departure from the EU, according to FTA, the organisation which speaks for the logistics sector.  After this weekend’s leak of the …

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Famous Faces Play Merchant’s Charity Football Tournament

Michael Kurn of TalkSport, Big Brother winner Jason Burrill, ITV presenter, Rob Lamarr, Ashley Buckenham of Celebrity Ghost Hunt, former professional footballer Kerry Mayo and Britain’s Got Talent singing sensation, Wayne Woodward, are among the well-known personalities taking to the pitch for Chandlers Building Supplies’ big footie tournament in Sussex. …

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Saniflo launches new Kinedo range Website

Saniflo UK has launched a new website for the Kinedo brand of shower cubicles, trays and shower enclosures, offering a slick, contemporary design and feel, plus access to a raft of information for homeowners wishing to find out more and upgrade their bathrooms using a Kinedo product. Live now, the new …

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Three new members join IBC

The IBC Buying Group has welcomed three more independent merchants to its membership. PRG Builders Merchants, Maidstone Builders Merchants and Build It Builders Merchants have all joined IBC, to make the most of the group’s partnerships with leading building material suppliers. Maidstone Builders Merchants has grown rapidly since its launch …

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