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Sporting Boost For Swansea Hospice

Customers and staff at a Swansea builders merchant have proved ‘great sports’ by raising more than £1,300 for a local hospice. Selco Builders Warehouse, based on Upper Fforest Way in Llansamlet, held a raffle in branch for two Christmas cracker sporting fixtures in the city in aid of Ty Olwen. …

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Dangerous Encounters for the Kent Blaxill Broke.Bike. Mountain Team

Setting off on a journey of over 8,000 km with just your bike to carry everything was an ambitious endeavour but that’s what the team at Broke.Bike.Mountain began in July this year. The team then consisted of Louis Blaxill, George Jones and Calum Craig, all aged 23 and who had …

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Selco sponsors Hertfordshire Royals

A thriving junior football club in Hertfordshire has hit the back of the net with a sponsorship deal with one of the country’s leading builders merchants. Broxbourne Borough Youth FC’s Under-9s Royals team will proudly wear the name of Selco Builders Warehouse on their shirts after signing a deal with …

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JTL becomes stonewall diversity champion

With one of its key drivers being a commitment to diversity and equality, leading work-based training company JTL, which specialises in the provision of apprenticeships in the electrical and heating and plumbing sectors, has become a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Stonewall will work with JTL and guide the company through an …

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Lakes welcomes new Area Sales Manager

Lakes, the leading manufacturer of innovative showering spaces, appoints Area Sales Manager (ASM) Clare Chase to join its external sales team. Clare will be responsible for driving sales in the Midlands and is replacing ASM Barry Clark, who is moving to cover the South West. Clare is joining an established …

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BLANCO UK supports young kitchen designer

BLANCO UK has, once again, sponsored an aspiring young kitchen designer, Beth Elson, so that she can progress her career by taking a course with The Kitchen Education Trust (TKET) in Bucks University. Elson completed her first year of the course in June, having been on three trips where she …

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Britcon Manager scoops top industry award

A young house building site manager for well-established civil engineering and building firm, Britcon, has scooped a top national award at “The Bricks”, the prestigious LABC Warranty event celebrating the very best businesses and individuals in the UK housebuilding industry. At the tender age of just 22 Declan Hunt is …

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Trio of appointments for tesa

tesa UK, headquartered in Milton Keynes, has announced a series of key appointments which sees the company capitalise on the experience of its current workforce. Jon Snow becomes Sales Area Representative for Craftsmen, responsible for an area covering the northern home counties up to and including Scotland. Neil Walker takes …

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New team heads up thriving BMF Young Merchant Group

Glenn Paddison, Branch Director at MKM Building Supplies is the new Chair of the Builders’ Merchants Federation’s Young Merchant Group.  He will be supported by Jo Callow, Merchant Sales Support Manager at Knauf Insulation, who was elected to replace Paddison as the Vice Chair. Paddison takes over from Victoria Fiddies …

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Fibo expands team with new marketing manager

Fibo, the precision-engineered wall panel manufacturer, has added to its growing team with the appointment of Marketing Manager, Nicola Lewis. Lewis comes with experience in marketing, digital and commercial environments and her skills will support Fibo with its continuing growth. “My role is to support the business in its expansion …

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