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Chandlers take on rally challenge

Fresh from the company’s triumph at the BMF Mastermerchant competition, a team from Sussex-based independent builders merchant Chandlers Building Supplies has unveiled a fully ‘pimped up’ and refurbished Reliant Rialto for its entry into the Pavestone Rally 2019, which starts on September 5th from Reims in Northern France to Stuttgart, …

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BMF in Pavestone Rally challenge

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchant Federation is supporting its members and chosen charities by entering a team again in the Pavestone Rally 2019. Oz Bham, Richard Ellithorne, James Spillane and Glenn Paddison are all taking part in the event and are asking for as much support as possible …

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Distinguished Olympians to row for Mates in Mind in Regatta London

Two teams of distinguished, retired Olympic rowers will be joining the Mates in Mind team for the inaugural Regatta London, taking place on Sunday 29 September. The Regatta will be the first ever mass-participation paddle-sports event taking place on a closed river Thames, due to the planned annual closure of …

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Fraud warning as merchant is scammed by supplier’s hacked email

An independent builders merchant has issued a warning to others to be vigilant when accepting suppliers’ bank details by email after being caught out by a fraudulent email. Tony Sharkey, managing director of JTD Building Supplies in Holmfirth, paid a new supplier after receiving an email with bank details that …

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Frank Key backs Nottingham anti-knife crime campaign

A campaign to tackle the growing problem of knife crime in Nottingham is being supported by the independent builders merchant Frank Key for the sixth year.    The ‘Taken Too Soon’ campaign works with local communities to help disadvantaged young people with the aim to tackle the increasing number of …

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Ideal Standard opens new Clerkenwell showroom

Ideal Standard International, the bathroom solutions manufacturer, has opened a new £1 million showroom in the architectural hub of Clerkenwell, in London. The  four-storey London Design and Specification Centre was created to bring together a variety of industry professionals, from architects and designers to project developers and specifiers. Group CEO …

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Mental health takes centre stage at BMF Conference 2019

Merchants and suppliers learned of the importance of focusing on their employees – and their own – mental health at the  opening session of the BMF All-Industry Conference 2019 last weekend (June 13 – 16). TV presenter Nick Knowles, mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Layborne, security expert …

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Keyline Inverness takes on Hepworth Premier Plus Clay status

The Inverness branch of civils, drainage and heavy building materials supplier, Keyline, has become a Hepworth Clay Premier Plus stockist. This means the branch can offer a broader portfolio of products to its customers and enjoy a range of benefits. The scheme rewards committed stockists of Hepworth Clay products and …

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