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NMBS addresses Finance Leaders’ Summit

National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS) will be addressing Finance Directors and Chief Financial Officers from across the country during a prestigious two-day Finance Leaders’ Summit event in London. Julie Langford, Finance & Operations Director of NMBS, will join fellow finance professionals from a wide range of different industries, including banking, …

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Fantastic plastic bag charity boost from Selco

A builders merchant has reduced the amount of plastic bags it uses by a quarter – and has raised £5,000 for charity in the process. Selco Builders Warehouse, part of the Grafton Group, has seen the number of single-use plastic bags sold across its 66 branches reduce dramatically, from 120,000 …

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Huws Gray celebrates giant success at trade show

MORE than 1,500 people descended on North Wales for one of the biggest builders merchant trade exhibitions the region has ever seen. And well over a thousand of those visitors registered in advance for the Huws Gray GIANT Trade Event, held in The Barn at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, on …

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Rainy Day Trust take a hike for Apprentices

The last month has seen a significant surge in the number of apprentices that have applied for help, according to Bryan Clover from the Rainy Day Trust.  He also said that the new partnership between Rainy Day Trust and Hikoki Power Tools UK is working well and because of their …

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Södra invest in next-generation construction

Södra has decided to invest in an additional CLT facility at Värö and aims to become a leader in the Nordic region.   “Society’s driving forces for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are strong, and the interest in sustainable construction is growing in the market. A higher rate of timber construction …

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“Buy from your local independent merchant” says IPG

Buying locally is being promoted across many sectors as a way to help boost the UK economy and Independent buying group IPG is putting its weight behind its members by emphasising the benefits of buying from independents, rather than larger national corporations.   The IPG was formed in 2013 with one …

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Actis welcomes Archbishop’s project

A commission set up this month by the Archbishop of Canterbury to explore ways to address the housing crisis has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community will explore a Christian perspective on housing policy with a particular focus on providing …

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#KnowThyNuts On The Tools raise awareness in collaboration with Movember

This April, On The Tools is participating in #KnowThyNuts for Testicular Cancer Awareness month. So, when did you last check out yours? On The Tools, the online social media construction community, is now the largest online construction based community in the UK, having amassed over two billion views across their …

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SR Timber’s fundraising challenge call to merchants

A team from SR Timber has signed up to run a half-marathon this September – and they are throwing down the gauntlet to merchants and roofers to join them and see who can raise the most money for charity. The four-strong team led by newest recruit Mark Parkes has signed …

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JG Speedfit continues to sponsor Superbike Team

JG Speedfit is looking forward to continuing its long involvement with the British Superbike Championship – and in particular, its ongoing sponsorship of the current title-holding team. Now part of the RWC family of brands, push-fit pioneer JG Speedfit is looking to emulate the success of the 2018 season, when …

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