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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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Bradfords get their Moes on for the Bros

South West builders merchant Bradfords is supporting the Movember charity push throughout the month of November. Globally, a man dies by suicide every minute of every day. Through a focus on mental health and suicide prevention, as well as other health-harms such as prostate and testicular cancer, Movember exists to …

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Bolton Wanderers FC put Dickies latest range to the test

Global workwear brand Dickies has teamed up with Bolton Wanderers FC to test its new Advanced Waterproof Technology (AWT) range at the University of Bolton Stadium. Dickies Workwear has outfitted stadium ground staff, security, and maintenance staff with clothing and footwear from the range, which is designed to guard the …

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LG virtual conference talks up heat pumps

A Virtual Conference held by heat pump supplier LG highlighted the strange fact that heat pumps – in particular air to water heat pumps – are still lagging behind fossil fuelled heating systems across Europe. One of the reasons for this could be love affair this country in particular still …

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