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Selco to close for three weeks

Selco Builders Warehouse has announced its branch network will close for the next three weeks due to the Covid-19 situation. Chief executive Howard Luft cited the welfare of customers, colleagues and suppliers as paramount after reaching the decision to suspend trading at the company’s 68 branches until mid-April. In the …

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Selco gives backing to Swansea women’s group

A Swansea charity which helps create a brighter future for women in the city has been given a helping hand by a local builders merchant. Selco Builders Warehouse’s Swansea branch, based on Upper Fforest Way in Llansamlet,  has provided Growing Real Opportunities for Women (GROW) Cymru with sand and cement …

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Bradfords launches campaign to help ‘get Spring done’

Bradfords Building Supplies, the oldest builders’ merchant in the UK and number one builders’ merchant in the South West has today launched its Spring Campaign, which this year has the slogan ‘Get Spring Done’. As Bradford’s celebrates its 250th anniversary, it’s made a substantial marketing investment to kick off its …

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Simon Acres makes charity donation following KBB

Simon Acres Group donated £5,000 to three designated charities, following its successful first year at KBB Birmingham 2020. The company committed to not use any plastic for marketing merchandise for the duration of KBB, donating the money they would have spent, estimated to be £5,000, to wellness charities. Visitors to …

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James Burrell reveal another strong year

Leading independent builders merchant James Burrell have today posted another strong set of results for the year to October 2019. In the face of unusually wet autumn, Brexit uncertainty and political malaise in late 2019 which caused the industry to flatline, James Burrell produced a top-line sales growth of 12.5% …

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James Burrell reveal another strong year

Leading independent builders merchant James Burrell have today posted another strong set of results for the year to October 2019. In the face of unusually wet autumn, Brexit uncertainty and political malaise in late 2019 which caused the industry to flatline, James Burrell produced a top-line sales growth of 12.5% …

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New store now open in Lincoln for Kent Blaxill

The doors are now open at Kent Blaxill’s new decorating supplies store in the city of Lincoln in March 2020.  Commercial Director James Park said, “We looked for a suitable site for some time so it’s great to see our 3,000 sq ft location at Bishops Trade Park now open.’ …

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Ideal Standard release new BlueBook

Ideal Standard International, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bathroom and washroom solutions, has published the latest edition of its celebrated ‘BlueBook’. Containing more than 5,000 product listings, the industry-renowned catalogue is the largest index of its kind. The 6th edition of Ideal Standard’s BlueBook features an unparalleled wealth …

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Howarth’s Darwen branch undergoes a revamp

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has completed an extensive refurbishment of its Darwen branch as part of a wider programme of investment across the UK.      Howarth, a Yorkshire-headquartered business which marks its 180th year this year, has operated its Darwen branch on Spring Vale Lane since 2007. Offering products …

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h&b moving on up with Illingworth Ingham M/CR Ltd

Substantial north-west timber specialist Illingworth Ingham has become the latest full member of merchant buying group h&b, graduating from the group’s development section. Illingworth Ingham was founded over 90 years ago in Manchester and remains a truly independent, family-owned and -led merchanting business with a strong reputation in timber. Operating …

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