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Family fund raisers share charity aim

A Shropshire firm is certainly keeping it in the family when it comes to raising much-needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Tudor Griffiths Group, in Ellesmere, has once again signed up to support the World Coracle Championships which take place on the River Severn in Shrewsbury on Friday September 13. …

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Heating Group founder urges political leaders to scrap 5% energy charge

Flame Heating Group founder John Savage has written to the leaders of the three main political parties urging them to scrap the 5% VAT rate on domestic energy as soon as the country departs the European Union. The managing director of the North East’s fastest growing heating and plumbing merchant …

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Actis CPD at football ground thermal efficiency conference

Architects, developers and surveyors will be given a chance to learn about the latest developments in the thermal, acoustic and HVAC sectors at a free conference later this month at Bournemouth Football Club. Delegates at the TEAC(H) – Thermal Efficiency, Acoustics and HVAC – conference on Wednesday September 25, will …

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Mayor of London and Unite join forces to boost construction standards

In a major boost to employment standards for construction workers in London, the Mayor of London has signed up to Unite the union’s pioneering Construction Charter. The charter combines the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) procurement power with Unite’s influence in the workplace to ensure construction projects under the control of …

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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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