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Aico supports apprentices with new partner

 Aico Ltd., the market leader in residential Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms in the UK, is pleased to announce its Apprentices have commenced the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) Product Knowledge Programme, starting with the Customer Service module. At the end of this module the Apprentices will understand ‘What constitutes …

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BMF shortlisted for multiple awards

The work of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) in supporting members has again been recognised in the Association Excellence Awards, with the Federation shortlisted in five categories, including Best Association Team and Overall Best Association (under 1000 members). Described as a beacon of good practice and innovation, the Association Awards …

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Tinhay Building Supplies joins NBG

National Buying Group (NBG) is adding to its list of partners once again as Tinhay Building Supplies Ltd is the latest to join the group of independent builders merchants. In 1999, Tinhay began trading in the South West and now operates out of three branches in Lifton, Launceston and Tavistock. …

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UK construction sees sharpest decline in new work since March 2009

For the fourth month in a row, the UK construction sector has declined, according to the key findings of the latest IHS MARKIT / CIPS UK CONSTRUCTION PMI® report. Commercial work was again the worst performing area of activity in August, with survey respondents citing delayed decision-making among clients in …

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James Burrell secure Chain of Custody for all 10 branches

James Burrell Builders Merchants have announced that they have secured Chain of Custody certification FSC & PEFC for their newest branch that has opened in Rotherham. This means that all 10 of the companies branches across the North East and Yorkshire regions, have now achieved the accreditation. As all branches …

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Merchant crowns the dirtiest van in the nation

Selco Builders Warehouse launched a nationwide search to find the filthiest trade vehicle on the road. The campaign was backed by Ruddy Muddy, a unique artist who makes incredible pieces of temporary art out of mud on vehicles. Selco was inundated with entries, from plumbers’ cars caked in mud to …

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Pagabo launches new Mental Health Charity

National framework organisation Pagabo is launching a new charity to tackle head on the taboo of mental health in the construction industry. The fundraising Pagabo Foundation aims to raise the profile of mental health within the construction industry and will fund resources making support and advice as readily available as …

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Dulux Academy brings back their Wallpaper challenge

In celebration of International Wallpaper Week (7th-13th October), Dulux Academy is calling on decorators with design flair and a keen eye for detail to create their very own wallpaper before putting their application skills to the test. Running for the third consecutive year, the Dulux Academy Design and Decorate Challenge …

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Wolseley launches in-branch mag, more

The new bi-monthly more magazine aims to provide plumbing and heating professionals with useful, interesting and relevant content such as updates to legislation and regulations, competitions and notices of upcoming events from their favoured suppliers. In the first issue, more magazine looks to drive industry excellence with a best practice …

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Covers continues Worthing RFC sponsorship

The Bognor Regis branch of Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has agreed to continue its sponsorship of Worthing RFC for the 2019/2020 season.   Covers is a keen advocate for the club, having supported it with sponsorship for many years. The agreement will include perimeter signage at the club’s ground …

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