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BMJ Trailblazers 2020: Your input needed

BMJ Trailblazers is the annual tracker of the top merchants latest statistics and information, the hymn sheet for the industry in terms of who’s who and how everyone is doing. Trailblazers includes the top 50 or so builders, plumbers and timber merchants in the UK – those with annual turnovers …

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£150k raised for teenage cancer trust

Parker Building Supplies celebrates the new year by announcing it has raised in excess of £150,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust. For the last decade Parkers has supported the Teenage Cancer Trust. Fund-raising initiatives included golf days, football tournaments, a dedicated fundraising week and even abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower! Sue …

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Hanson’s parent company joins the climate change A-List

Hanson UK’s parent company HeidelbergCement has been recognised for the action it is taking to reduce its impact on the environment with a place on CDP’s 2019 A-list for climate change. It was one of just 179 companies worldwide – from more than 8,400 that disclosed their data to the …

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ACO sponsers British 4x mountain bike champion

ACO management has confirmed it will sponsor local four-cross mountain bike champion, Connor Hudson, once again for the upcoming 2020 season. Four-cross gets its name from the four riders who compete in this form of mountain bike racing, the riders take on a BMX-style downhill track aiming for the fastest …

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Plumbase wins gold Feefo trusted service award

Plumbase has won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award, an independent seal of excellence that reflects hundreds of positive reviews for Plumbase, as rated by real plumbers, heating engineers, and homeowners. Since 2018, Plumbase has invested in gaining authentic feedback, through Feefo, in a bid to get real insight from …

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Saint-Gobain Rigips steps up customer interactions

Gypsum and plaster products leader for global markets aims to further improve customer services through Sixfold’s real-time AI-based shipment visibility platform. Real-time logistics visibility provider Sixfold today announces that Saint-Gobain Rigips, one of the world’s leading providers of gypsum and plaster products, is adopting Sixfold’s live shipments visibility platform to …

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Flame Heating Group invests in Stockton bathroom showroom

Flame Heating Group has opened a new bathroom showroom in Stockton. The display, situated in a room adjacent to its existing trade counter, is already paying dividends following a significant early order from a housing developer. The showroom, which is open to both trade and the public, features three bathroom …

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James Donaldson group acquires Rowan Manufacturing and Smith & Frate

James Donaldson & Sons Ltd (JDS), has announced the acquisition of Rowan Manufacturing Ltd (RML) and Smith & Frater Ltd (S&F) from the shareholders of the Rowan Group. Headquartered in Fife, JDS is a family-owned business specialising in the processing, manufacturing, merchanting and distribution of timber and associated building products. …

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Voting for the BMJ Industry Awards 2020 has OPENED

Leading merchants, manufacturers and professionals from across the builders’ merchant trade have thrown their hats into the ring to win a coveted trophy from the BMJ Industry Awards 2020 – now its time for YOU to decide who wins! Professionals from across the sector are invited to make their voices …

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Net Zero Carbon: What are Grant UK doing?

Grant UK has outlined its vision for the future in a Manifesto for change. The publication, Grant UK 2030 Vision: Heating homes sustainably for future generations lays out the Company’s mission to support its customers on the journey to net-zero carbon by providing efficient, sustainable and cost-effective home heating, from …

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