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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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Merchants and manufacturers triumph at BMJ Industry Awards online event

Hundreds of builders merchants and building material manufacturers watched and took part in the BMJ Industry Awards Virtual Event on Friday afternoon to find out who had won the various category trophies. The online event was hosted by TV announcer Alan Dedicoat and introduced by BMJ Editor-in-Chef Fiona Russell Horne …

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Lockdown lads pay homage to Parker Building Supplies

Two young boys from Haywards Heath have become construction wizards over the lockdown period. Daniel and Matthew Silk, aged 10 and 7,  respectively, built a crane in their back garden and decided to dedicate it to their local builders merchant, Parker Building Supplies. The boys filming their completed project, and …

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