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Flame ‘burns brighter’ with scale-up success

John Savage, the Managing Director of the North East of England’s fastest-growing heating and plumbing merchant, has been recognised by a leading membership organisation at its annual awards. Mr Savage, of Flame Heating Group, was a finalist in the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s Scale-up Award category, at its North East E ntrepreneurial …

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Lakes researches the market to reset strategy

Before confirming their objectives and resetting their strategy to grow, Lakes undertook a comprehensive market investigation beginning with independent market research and customer insight. Early this year, MRA Research interviewed a representative sample of 120 merchants and bathroom stockists. The research measured awareness and perceptions of shower enclosure brands, performance …

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SR Timber delighted at half-year batten sales growth

SR Timber is reporting a 12 per cent growth in sales of timber roofing batten for the first half of 2018. The company – which is a leading importer of timber products and the UK’s largest importer of roofing batten – is seeing strong year-on-year sales of its flagship product, …

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Imperial Bricks grows strongly year on year

Imperial Bricks, the UK’s leading handmade brick supplier, has seen a 25% increase in sales compared to 2015/16’s trading year and a 20% increase in business growth due to the surge in demand for reclamation-style bricks. This demand is driven by builders’ merchants, architects and specifiers, developers and self-builders looking …

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A strong future for AKW following buyout

AKW, a leading provider of accessible shower and kitchen solutions, has announced the appointment of Nick Parsons as Group CEO and Ruth Ingledew as Managing Director, following a company buyout to Pennant Park in March.     Parsons, who previously worked for AKW until 2011, has many years of experience managing …

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50% growth at £27m online construction materials firm

Construction Materials Online (CMO), the rapidly expanding online retailer of building materials, has seen record growth, achieving revenues of £27m in the year to 31 December 2017, an increase of almost 50% since the previous year (2016: £18m) as e-commerce continues to win business in the sector from traditional builders …

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