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Jewson reveals Building Better Communities shortlist

Builders’ merchant, Jewson, has been asking people up and down the country to nominate community projects that are in need of a transformation and, after over 2,000 entries, the shortlist has been revealed.

Jewson reveals Building Better Communities shortlist

As part of its Building Better Communities initiative, Jewson offered community building projects the chance to win a share of £100,000 to be spent on anything from a new roof for their village hall, to a much needed coat of paint for a long-forgotten public space.

A team of 60 judges, including Jewson employees and supplier partners, deliberated over the course of a week and picked the final 63 projects which will progress to the next stage of the competition. The projects range from a mountain rescue team to food banks and community centre refurbishments.

David Fenton, marketing director at Jewson, said: “The Building Better Communities scheme has received an incredible response and we’ve seen more than 2,000 entries from people across the UK. It was really difficult to compile a shortlist from so many worthwhile projects.

“It’s clear that helping projects such as these will play a vital role in improving communities.”

A number of suppliers have committed to supporting Building Better Communities, including British Gypsum, Marshalls, Mastercrete, SterlingOSB, SAM and VELUX.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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