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Robert Price picks sports teams for sponsorship

Independent Welsh builders merchant Robert Price has picked its local sports teams for the 2019-2020 seasons to be the recipients of the company’s sponsorship programme. As a family run business, the company says it understands the importance of community and aims to give back in any way it can. Peter …

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Architectural dreamers

Fiona Russell-Horne

A man’s grasp should exceed his reach, Else what’s a heaven for? Call me Ishmael. So begins one of the English language’s greatest stories. (Bear with me gentle reader, there is a point to this.) As most of you know, I am a fan of architecture done well and loath it …

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Women in Business Awards recognises Ibstock’s Kate Tinsley

Kate Tinsley, managing director of Ibstock’s Clay Division, has won  a top prize at the ‘Women in Business Awards 2019’  for her outstanding achievements in the construction sector. The fifth annual LeicestershireLive Women in Business Awards, took place at the Leicester City FC King Power Stadium earlier this month, to …

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Boris the Bold in EU Bust-Up

Fiona Russell-Horne

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. Well, who would have thought it? (Spoiler alert – lots of us).  Boris the Bold has found it just as hard to find a Brexit deal that pleases everyone as …

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Dakea launches new flat roof window

Dakea has expanded its range of roof windows and skylights with the addition of both fixed and openable windows for flat roofs. The simple to install windows feature a durable aluminium exterior, toughened external pane and laminated interior panes for longevity, safety and security. The new windows also deliver excellent …

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Fil celebrates 25 years with charity success

Storage and store design specialist Fil has celebrated its 25th year in business by raising £15,000 for charity. Fil – formerly known as Filplastic – based near Howden, divided the proceedings between a number of local charities. The money was raised via a number of different events and individual challenges …

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Generation games

Fiona Russell-Horne

“You are old, Father William,” the young man said, “And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head – Do you think, at your age, it is right?” Here’s something that will send a bit of a shudder through those of us born in …

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NMBS highlights women in industry

Independent builders’ merchant buying group NMBS brought together a selection of women from the merchanting industry at its first Women in Industry Conference last Friday (September 13). The brainchild of NMBS finance director Julie Langford, the invitation-only event, held at the London Stock Exchange, was designed to encourage women in the …

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Selco lights the way on energy saving

Selco Builders Warehouse has already saved thousands of tonnes of damaging carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere by installing the modern energy-saving LED bulbs in all new store openings over the last 5 years. Selco’s Croydon, Tyseley and Reading branches are the latest ones to be retrofitted with LED lighting, …

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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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