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Stax Trade Centres Acquires M.P. Smith & Co

Stax Trade Centres has announced that it has purchased hardware and ironmongery manufacturer M.P. Smith and Co. Ltd, which has been a supplier to Stax for many years. This is a strategic move by Stax to strengthen its supply chain however both companies will continue to run as separate businesses. …

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Unite Launched Online Silica Register

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has today launched an online register to allow workers who have been exposed to silica dust to register their exposure, to assist with potential future legal cases if they experience long term health problems. Silica dust (respirable crystalline silica) is created when cutting, …

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Scott Parnell supports budding footballer

Scott Parnell has agreed to sponsor a budding young professional footballer who has just started a two-year scholarship with Gillingham Football Club.   George Baker-Moran, who originally comes from Sittingbourne, has been playing for Gillingham Football Club since 2015 and has been the club’s top goal scorer for the past four …

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DHF implores for training and compliance following death of child

Tamworth-based trade association, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), has called on the industry to ‘do better’ with regards to training and compliance, following the tragic death of a six-year-old boy who was crushed to death by an automated gate. The horrific incident took place in an underground carpark on Leylands …

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Selco gains help of Cricket Team to raise £15k

Selco Builders Warehouse has continued its eye-catching fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support – with the aid of one of the country’s leading cricket teams. Selco Builders Warehouse, lead sponsors for the Birmingham Bears team in the Vitality Blast and partners of Warwickshire Country Cricket Club, staged its annual charity …

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Covers donates materials to Men’s Shed

A Bognor Regis community group has received a donation of materials from Covers Timber & Builders Merchants.   The Men’s Sheds Association, which supports Bognor Regis Men’s Shed at Durban Road, is a community initiative run by volunteers. It aims to reduce isolation and loneliness among men and women by …

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Teka launch UK-Dedicated Website

Teka, exclusive to distributor PJH, and designer and manufacturer of kitchen appliances, sinks and taps has launched a new UK-dedicated ‘lifestyle-look’ website: www.teka.com/en-gb The new website has been developed in partnership with PJH, in response to growing UK consumer awareness of the Teka brand and increasing sales of its products …

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EazyStock joins the BMF

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) have welcomed their newest service member – EazyStock. EazyStock offers market-leading inventory optimisation software. As a powerful ERP plug-in, it helps businesses take control of their inventory, lower operating costs and automate purchasing. Peter Drakeley, Head of Customer Success at EazyStock says, “It’s critical for …

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BMI helps shield school children from sea storms

Students at George Hastwell School, an academy in Barrow-in-Furness for children with severe or profound learning difficulties, are now sheltered by a robust roof that is built to a specification from BMI UK & Ireland – the largest manufacturer and distributor of flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions in …

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Travis Perkins pushes up half-year profits and sales

The sell-off of the Travis Perkins Plumbing and Heating division is likely to happen this year, and the Wickes DIY chain will spin-off to operate as a stand-alone business, the builders merchant group confirmed today (July 31). Travis Perkins plc made the announcements as part of its interim results presentation, …

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