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Secretary of State thanks merchants for critical support

The BMF has circulated to members a letter from The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, personally paying tribute to them for working tirelessly during these challenging times and thanking them for their hugely valued and critical contribution to the resilience …

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Appeal to builders’ merchants to provide vital PPE to the NHS

With intense supply chain pressures affecting the ability of healthcare professionals to source the equipment, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is appealing to builders’ merchants across the UK to provide much-needed personal protective equipment for NHS staff. The move is part of a national initiative coordinated by the Construction Leadership …

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James Burrell reveal another strong year

Leading independent builders merchant James Burrell have today posted another strong set of results for the year to October 2019. In the face of unusually wet autumn, Brexit uncertainty and political malaise in late 2019 which caused the industry to flatline, James Burrell produced a top-line sales growth of 12.5% …

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Aggregate Industries supports International Women’s Day

As a business committed to helping create an environment which drives greater diversity and inclusion, Aggregate Industries recently held a series of ‘Women in Construction Micro-Learning Sessions’ on personal brand development to mark International Women’s Day 2020. Aggregate Industries marked the day by joining forces with personal brand expert and …

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Panic stations

Fiona Russell-Horne

Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall. What do aircrete blocks have in common with Andrex loo roll? Facing bricks with McDougall’s flour or PIR insulation board with rigatoni pasta and Dettol hand-wash? It’s not often you get to write all of those in a single paragraph, …

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Selco announces charity partnership with Global’s Make Some Noise

Selco Builders Warehouse has named Global’s Make Some Noise as its official charity partner of the year.   Global’s Make Some Noise was created by Global, the Media & Entertainment group, to help small projects that support disadvantaged children and young people living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity, and …

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BMF welcomes Pincher as housing minister

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has welcomed the appointment of the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher as the Minister for Housing, following Boris Johnson’s first post-election Cabinet reshuffle. John Newcomb, Chief Executive, the Builders Merchants’ Federation, said: “I congratulate Chris Pincher on taking up the housing portfolio at …

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£1.5million Jewson investment creates new jobs in South London

Jewson has invested £1.5 million across three branches in south London, making improvements to its sites in Mitcham, Croydon, and West Wickham, and creating five new jobs. The branches, all within a 7-mile radius of one another, last received investment over 10 years ago and were targeted for redevelopment to …

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NBG adds Chandlers, BG Romerils and Arnold Laver

Three new businesses have joined independent  merchant buying group the National Buying Group this month, bringing significant growth to the NBG portfolio. Specialist timber merchant Arnold Laver is part of the National Timber Group, the largest independent timber distribution business in the UK and brings its fellow brands, North Yorkshire …

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TG launches Bridgnorth bathroom and kitchen showroom

Shropshire builders merchant Tudor Griffiths Group has created the TG Dreams Kitchens and Bathrooms showroom at its branch in Bridgenorth, which covers 300 sq m over two floors, and has six full-sized kitchen displays and ten full-sized bathroom displays inside. The branch on the six-acre site at Chartwell Park is …

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