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Saint-Gobain fined after British Gypsum arm-loss accident

A £400,000 fine has been levied upon construction materials giant Saint-Gobain Construction Materials Ltd after an accident at its British Gypsum plant in Leicestershire cost a man his arm. A case brought by the Health & Safety Executive found that a 48-year old employee was seriously injured when a rock …

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Aqualisa sponser British Superbike Team for 2020

Aqualisa has announced that it is sponsoring the leading British Superbike team – PBM Ducati – for the 2020 season. Defending Bennetts British Superbike champions Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM) got its season off to a high-flying start when it launched the 2020 livery from the plush and world-famous surroundings of …

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NMBS direct debit service gets easier

NMBS members will now find it even easier to pay their monthly accounts via Direct Debit, thanks to recent upgrades to the Buying Society’s account facilities. NMBS members have been able to settle their monthly accounts via Direct Debit for a number of years, but after the system’s initial trial …

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Vote now in the BMJ Industry Awards 2020

The nominations have been submitted for the 2020 BMJ Industry Awards, the only merchant industry awards programme that is voted for by the industry itself. There is just a few weeks left to cast your votes across the categories to find out who will be walking away triumphantly from the …

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New website to Showcase Imperial Brick Tile range

Imperial Bricks’ stunning feature-wall Brick Tiles can now be seen in their full glory on www.imperialbricktiles.co.uk. The new website shows the full range of products available, which has proved popular with interior designers and homeowners alike since the launch late last year. A handy coverage calculator, installation instructions, and an …

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Russell Roof Tiles invests in merchant support

At a time when the market is tough for many merchants, Russell Roof Tiles has invested in a host of new merchandise and marketing material to support merchants who sell instore or online. A report by the Builders Merchants Federation highlighted that in 2019, the merchant industry saw a slowdown, …

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Graham Plumbers’ Merchant launch new website

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has recently launched a new user-friendly website – Graham Direct. For those that want to know the price and availability of a product fast, Graham Direct is ideal; as the site gives the fixed prices of all of Graham’s Always Available range of products, meaning users are …

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Aco unveil new training academy

ACO Water Management has unveiled an impressive new 2,500 sq ft training facility designed to educate and engage builders’ merchants on how they can advise customers on selecting effective drainage solutions. The renovated training facility has been designed to create an immersive and engaging environment for professionals at all stages …

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Builders merchant celebrates charity award

Elliotts Builders Merchant has been presented with a fundraising award by Countess Mountbatten Hospice. The local merchant was named “Fundraising Charity Partnership of the year” by Countess Mountbatten Hospice at their annual corporate awards evening. Elliotts, who partnered with the charity from April 2018 to April 2019, raised more than …

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£400,000 investment at Chandlers in Thanet

Chandlers Building Supplies that has operated in Thanet for over 12 years has now unveiled the fruits of a £400,000 investment. The large-scale investment by the independent builders merchant has facilitated the relocation of its branch from Ocivan Way, Margate to a newly developed operation at the Old Timber Yard, …

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