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Superfan receives surprise visit from Selco

12-year-old Hollie Nixon, superfan of Selco Builders Warehouse, received a surprise delivery from her local branch in Camberley as an appreciation of her dedication. The branch, based on Tuscan Trade Park on Trafalgar Way, sent its HGV delivery fleet to crane the presents on to Hollie’s drive in Sandhurst while …

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Local Howdens depots support FareShare Greater Manchester

Local Howdens depots from the North West region, including Cheadle and Reddish, have provided donations to food distribution charity, FareShare Greater Manchester Various Howdens depots have contributed to the donation of two kitchens to the new Regional Centre at FareShare Greater Manchester to support their staff and volunteers. The donation …

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Southern Sheeting continues to support grassroots football team

Building materials supplier, Southern Sheeting, is celebrating 11 years of support for grassroots football team, East Grinstead Town Football Club. Southern Sheeting is one of the longest standing sponsors of the club. COVID-19 had a devastating impact on children’s football with many clubs forced to close. Now, thanks to Southern …

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New Milton Sand and Ballast to open new Builders Merchant

On January 6 2022, New Milton Sand and Ballast will open a new Builders Merchant in Poole. The new branch will be opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, led by Scott ‘Scotty Dog’ Mitchell, Lakeside World Darts Champion and PDC Tour Card Holder 2021-22. Activities on the day will include a …

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SIG raises over £50,000 at charity fundraising gala

SIG recently hosted a charity fundraising gala in aid of the Rainy Day Trust and Cancer Research UK. Over 200 guests representing the UK building products supply chain attended the event which was hosted by Rory Bremner at London’s Underglobe. The event raised over £50,000, and it will be split …

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Draper Tools advent calendar raises £7,000 for charity

Draper Tools launched its 2021 tool advent calendar earlier this year, featuring 24 doors of tools to open in the countdown to Christmas. The company pledged to donate £1 from the sale of every calendar to the charity Tools for Self Reliance. The calendar raised £7,000 which was recently presented …

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Polypipe gets in line to help environmental charity

Plastic piping solutions manufacturer Polypipe Building Products is helping to free waterways of leftover fishing lines. A team of volunteers from the staff at Polypipe toolmakers Mason Pinder, in Doncaster, worked over a weekend to create more than 100 plastic bins from Polypipe stock which will be used to collect unwanted …

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Triton wins BMA Sustainability Award

Shower manufacturer Triton has won a Bathroom Manufacturer’s Association Sustainability Award in the Workplace Initiative category, in recognition of its efforts to involve staff as part of its Moving the Dial campaign.  With a target of becoming carbon net-zero by 2025, the shower manufacturer has placed emphasis on engaging its …

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Wolseley closes in on Ideal Bathrooms buy

Plumbers merchant group Wolseley UK has announced agreements with Saint-Gobain for the acquisition of  Neville Lumb, DHS and Bassetts, and entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Ideal Bathrooms. Together the four brands represent around 485 employees and in 2020 generated a turnover of approximately 130m Euros. Keith Dorling, …

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Ibstock fined after worker loses hand in lathe

UK brick manufacturer Ibstock Brick Ltd, has been fined for safety breaches after an accident caused a maintenance worker to lose his forearm. North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard how, on 28 February 2020, the maintenance engineer was in the process of polishing a metal shaft as it rotated in a …

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