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Grafton shows half-year growth

Irish merchanting group Grafton saw bigger contributions to its growth in the six months to June 30 2019, particularly from it Irish and Netherland businesses. The UK merchanting division saw more modest growth. Chief executive Gavin Slark said: “We made good strategic and operational progress in the first half of …

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Chandlers and Cembrit triumph in 2019 Pavestone Rally

The team from Chandlers Building Supplies have won the 2019 Pavestone Rally and raised over £7,000, contributing to the £133,000 total amount raised for charity. In addition to their overall win, team Chandlers Cembrit, led by rally driving timber trading director at Chandlers Building Supplies, Trevor Mudd and Sam Hanks, …

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KnitMesh to speak at upcoming Fastener Show

Managing Director of KnitMesh Technologies, Lew Bingham, will be speaking at the Fastener Exhibition and Conference, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 11th and 12th September. The talk, entitled ‘FastenKnit – Anti-Vibration & Sound Attenuating Isolators’, will be covering the unique range of properties that can be harnessed …

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Plumb Inn flagship launched in Enfield

It was an exciting week for Plumb Inn (the plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists in Enfield) as they unveiled their IPG flagship store last week. The launch, which took place from the 2nd – 6th September, saw Plumb Inn reveal a brand-new look to their Enfield branch, following their partnership with The …

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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), a day in which organisations across the world raise awareness about suicide prevention. With over 6,507 suicides registered in the UK last year alone, it is vital we open up this conversation.   In response to the latest report released by the Office of National …

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Froch opens Frank Key’s new Sheffield branch

Former world boxing champion Carl Froch MBE officially opened the newly-refurbished Sheffield branch of independent builders merchant Frank Key this morning (September 9). The Nunnery Drive branch of Frank Key Building Supplies in Park Hill, Sheffield has undergone a £250,000 investment, including a complete internal and external refit. Froch was …

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Tobermore Get Behind Ulster Rugby

Irish landscaping company Tobermore has announced they are extending their sponsorship of Ulster Rugby, with a two year deal running until April 2021. Welcoming the sponsorship, David Henderson, managing director at Tobermore said ‘‘We are delighted to be sponsoring Ulster Rugby and avidly follow their progress. The team attracts the …

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Construction firms boost jobs for graduates

Institute of Student Employers’ (ISE) annual student recruitment survey reports a resilient graduate labour market in the construction industry with 35% more jobs than the previous year. This level of growth was equalled only by the public sector, while the graduate jobs market overall grew 10% year-on-year. Since the 2008 …

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Norbord weaves magic with donation

Inverness-based wood panel manufacturer Norbord has plaid a blinder by assisting in the creation of an innovative weavers’ display. The company is supporting Prickly Thistle, a local tartan weaving start-up, by donating locally manufactured wood panelling to assist in the creation of an innovative display housed within a pop-up mill. …

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Scott Parnell achieves gold accreditation

Scott Parnell has been promoted to Gold Accreditation with Constructionline, the procurement and supply chain management service.   Constructionline, which only allows companies to become certified members once they meet a set of rigorous assessment criteria, awarded Scott Parnell with Silver Accreditation at the beginning of 2019. The company has …

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