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Grenfell Tower documentary looks behind the cladding

A groundbreaking film which explores the UK construction industry’s response to the Grenfell Tower disaster has been launched to encourage more open debate within the UK construction industry. Funded by Vivalda Group and produced award-winning filmmaker Hamlett Films, the 25-minute documentary is entitled ‘Behind the Façade’ and includes contributions from …

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Toolstation releases monster ad campaign

Toolstation, has launched a new TV advert, designed to celebrate the skills of key tradespeople across the UK and remind viewers of the tough tasks they face. The latest iteration of the Tools & More brand campaign, which was launched in March this year, shows a female electrician being called out …

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Forterra pays tribute to London Brick on film

Building products manufacturer Forterra has created a short film about the tireless work of its London Brick archivist, Andrew Mortlock. Mortlock, who, prior to becoming the archivist,  completed 45 years of service for the company after starting as a messenger in 1967, is one of four generations of his family …

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Combilift gives Monaghan Ladies Gaelic Football Team a lift

Materials handling specialists Combilift is giving women’s sport a lift withthe announcement of its three-year sponsorship deal with the Monaghan Ladies Gaelic football team. The company is also sponsoring the Monaghan senior club championship. The Combilift logo will now be prominent on both home and away jerseys, as well as …

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Bradfords highlights International Womens Day with Exeter Chiefs podcast

Rugby and builders merchanting are two areas, traditional thought of as male-dominated, that more and more women are succeeding in. To celebrate International Women’s Day in March 8 2021, builders merchant Bradfords produced a podcast interviewing women from both Bradfords and Exeter Chiefs. Introduced by Zoe Harvey, a sales adviser …

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Bradfords reaps rewards of apprenticeship programme

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 once again shone the spotlight on the value of supporting the next generation. At Bradfords Building Supplies, a dedicated apprenticeship programme has  proved a great success. The independent builders merchant has published a video highlighting some of the success of the scheme. Bradfords CEO David Young …

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Marsh adds tea-time training videos

Drainage products supplier Marsh Industries has launched the first of a series of short product training videos designed to provide a brief overview of its fully accredited range of off-mains drainage products. The series, titled ‘Tea-break Training’, responds to the requests by merchants, architects, engineers and installers for product knowledge …

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Chandlers and Parkers launch charity tea-bag throwing challenge

Can you throw a tea-bag into a mug from a distance of at least one metre? That’s the challenge that Chandlers Building Supplies and Parkers Building Supplies have laid down for customers, suppliers, and other merchants, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Set to rival the Ice Bucket Challenge …

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