Home / News (page 30)

News

EDA and BMF lead product data transformation in the UK

The drive towards digitalisation and improved B2B product data across the UK’s construction sector has received a boost thanks to a new partnership between two leading trade associations, the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) and the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). ETIM, the open-source data model for the standardisation and classification of …

Read More »

NMBS recruits new suppliers to online ordering portal

Merchants are continuing to flock to the NMBS’ Online Ordering Portal as new suppliers sign up to add their products to the system. The Portal was originally created in April 2018 to give independent merchants direct access to Worcester Bosch products following the closure of the BCG distribution business. Now, …

Read More »

Elite links up with new logistics partner

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete has teamed up with a new logistics provider. Elite Precast Concrete will work in partnership with flatbed haulage specialists Shropshire Express Deliveries to ensure its nationwide delivery operation runs like clockwork. The exclusive relationship will create a transport solution tailor-made for …

Read More »

BMF announces digitalisation initiative

The Builders Merchants’ Federation (BMF) has announced an exciting new initiative for 2020 which will help members seeking to digitalise their businesses.   The BMF has partnered with the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) to develop and implement the ETIM open-source data model for the standardisation and classification of product data in …

Read More »

Graham employees take a masterclass in customer service

Dedicated to continuous improvement, Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has implemented training from Chris Daffy and The Academy of Service Excellence in order to improve the customer experience in the branch. The merchant branches now benefit from improved sales, excellent customer feedback and an impressive Graham Customer Score. Graham Plumbers’ Merchant believes …

Read More »

Collier & Catchpole launch Lawford Depot

East Anglian builders’ merchant, Collier & Catchpole has opened a third branch. On the Riverside Industrial Estate in Lawford, Essex, the branch opened on November 4, and was then officially opened by Jayne Collier with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, 15th November. Alongside colleagues, suppliers and customers, the event was …

Read More »

Armitage Shanks launches report on impact of washroom design on wellbeing

A new study into the impact commercial washroom design can have on user experience, commissioned by manufacturer Armitage Shanks and led by chartered architect and academic at the Belfast School of Architecture, Dr Saul Golden, has revealed that wellbeing is the number one social factor that designers think will impact …

Read More »

Polypipe’s C3 Alliance seeks paradigm shift in construction collaboration

Polypipe is proud to be one of the founding members of the C3 Alliance, a group of manufacturers, contractors and developers that aims to boost productivity and value on construction projects through early collaboration. By bringing all those involved in a building together on day one, C3 hopes to influence …

Read More »

Charities given Brett birthday bonus

There was a birthday bonus for charities across the country thanks to Brett Landscaping and several of its builder’s merchants partners. The independent manufacturer of high-quality paving products celebrated its 110th birthday this year and held a number of events to mark the milestone. These have included working with installers …

Read More »

Scott Parnell Witham raise thousands for charity

Three employees from Scott Parnell Witham – the civils and drainage supplies specialist – have raised £3,700 for the Alzheimer’s Society following a 27-mile marathon walk. Leah O’Sullivan, along with colleagues Helen Oberholzer and Amy Christie, and her dad John O’Sullivan and brother Jody O’Sullivan, took on the challenge. The …

Read More »