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BMJ Trailblazers 2021: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

BMJ Trailblazers is the annual tracker of the top UK builders merchants’ latest statistics and information. It’s the hymn sheet for the industry in terms of who’s who and how everyone is doing.   Trailblazers includes the top 52 builders, plumbers and timber merchants in the UK – those with …

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Surprise!!!

Fiona Russell-Horne

Never inquire into another man’s secret; but conceal that which is intrusted to you, Though pressed both by wine and anger to reveal it. My 13-year-old son, with whom I am currently sharing an office thanks to COVID-19, leaned a few new choice words expressing surprise on Monday morning. Well, …

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BMF boosts member Covid-19 support

Builders merchants trade association, the Builders Merchants Federation has increased its support services to help its members meet the challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. These new services include regular updates from the BMF’s daily briefings with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, specialist Forums in the form …

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Secretary of State thanks merchants for critical support

The BMF has circulated to members a letter from The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, personally paying tribute to them for working tirelessly during these challenging times and thanking them for their hugely valued and critical contribution to the resilience …

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Bradfords supports front-line workers through pandemic

As well as continuing to service customers with deliveries, independent builders merchant Bradford Building Supplies has been working to support those on the front-line of the Covid-19 pandemic with priority works. This includes supplying NHS trusts across its area with much needed materials to allow them to create the temporary …

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Frank Key Group suspends trading due to Covid-19

Frank Key Group announces that its network of five building supplies branches and 15 plant and tool hire branches will suspend trading until further notice, in an attempt to help control the spread of Covid-19. James Norton, managing director, Frank Key Group, says: “We believe suspending trading is the responsible …

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Covid-19 lockdown closes merchant branches

  The Prime Minister’s announcement last night, that the UK would severely restrict the reason for people to be outside their homes, was the catalyst for a number of merchant companies deciding to close their doors temporarily. Last week independent merchant Covers announced that it would only be dealing with …

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Builders’ merchants unite to support those during COVID-19 crisis

Members of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) across the UK have joined forces to offer a united front in response to the COVOID-19 crisis. ‘Trades Against The Virus’ has been set-up to give tradespeople a recognised route to support vulnerable people in need, using the extensive merchant network to help …

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Baby loss charity receives £1,000 donation from NYEs Building Supplies

A baby loss charity has received £1,000 funding after winning a local community fund campaign run by the Kingsfold based builders’ merchant NYEs Building Supplies. Upon Butterfly Wings provides tiny clothing and knitted cribs to dress babies from as small as 12 weeks gestation. Gowns are handmade from preloved wedding …

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New store for Kent Blaxill in Lincoln

Builders merchant Kent Blaxill will open a new decorating supplies store in Lincoln later this month.  Commercial director James Park said, “We’ve been searching for some time and we were pleased to find this superb 3,000 sq ft location at Bishops Trade Park, where we will create four new jobs.’ …

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