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Keyline relocates from Warrington to Widnes

Keyline, the civils specialist merchant, has made a move to further strengthen company growth by relocating its Warrington branch to a brand new 3.5-acre site in Widnes. Keyline had outgrown the Warrington branch location and the Widnes site gives it an additional 2.5 acres of space. This will allow Keyline …

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Pavestone Rally: it all starts here….

Five days. Four countries. 2,250 miles. 31 teams. The Pavestone Rally 2019 starts here. In cars that cost no more than £500, the teams are heading from Reims to Lake Como, via Stuttgart, Salzberg and Venice, completing a variety of challenges along the way and donning an array of fancy-dress …

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Kerridge Commercial Systems buys MAM Software Group

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has agreed the acquisition of MAM Software Group, Inc, the global provider of on-premise and cloud-based business management solutions for the automotive parts, tyre and vertical distribution industries. The all-cash transaction is approximately $154.2 million. “This all-cash transaction provides MAM Software’s stockholders with a premium over the …

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MKM launches 65th Branch in Aberdeen

Fast-growing independent builders merchant chain MKM Building Supplies has opened a brand new, state-of-the-art branch in Aberdeen.  The 3.2acre site with a 26,000sq. foot warehouse is situated in a prime city centre location on the former Keyline Site in Miller Street, Aberdeen.   The branch is designed to be a …

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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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