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HRH The Duke of Cambridge opens Tarmac training operation

Construction materials business, Tarmac, developed a National Skills and Safety Park near Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, which was opened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge. The park will provide practical training for emerging industry talent – including apprentices, graduates and those retraining from other sectors. His Royal Highness met …

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Trained Mental Health First Aiders at SBS

Four Smith Brothers staff members recently underwent training to become mental health first aiders after partaking in a course ran by Mental Health First Aid, England (MHFA). Today, one in four people suffer from a mental health-related issue in the workplace, yet the subject is still taboo in many businesses; with just …

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Free roofing demo day at Covers Chichester

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants in Chichester will be hosting a free roofing demo day on Thursday 27th February to celebrate the launch of its new roofing range. Between 7.30am and 2pm, visitors to the depot on Quarry Lane will have the chance to see a variety of active demos …

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Aco unveil new training academy

ACO Water Management has unveiled an impressive new 2,500 sq ft training facility designed to educate and engage builders’ merchants on how they can advise customers on selecting effective drainage solutions. The renovated training facility has been designed to create an immersive and engaging environment for professionals at all stages …

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Bradstone launches 2020 training academy

Bradstone has opened the doors to its 2020 Training Academy and is encouraging merchants to secure a place now to avoid disappointment. Now in its sixth year, the Bradstone Training Academy, which will run from 21st January to 5th February 2020, is open to all merchants looking to expand and …

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W.Howard helps employee drive his career forward

Mark Odams passed his category CE driving test in November with the support of W.Howard Group Transport Manager Neville Waring and his team of Drivers. A category CE driving licence means Mark can now operate the company’s articulated fleet vehicles as well as the rigid vehicles. Mark first worked as …

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Success for Aico’s apprentices in EDA customer service product module

It is important to help young people in their career by supporting them with training. At the start of June this year Aico enrolled its apprentices on to the EDA (Electrical Distributors’ Association) Customer Services training module. The EDA is the trade association representing wholesale distributors of electro-technical products in …

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Business Minister praises Talasey for success of new training academy

In one of the last acts before Parliament was been dissolved ahead of the General Election, the outgoing Minister of State for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi, has praised Talasey Group after hearing how it is helping to raise standards, skills and knowledge in the landscaping industry. The Conservative MP …

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Jewson launch new timber excellence initiative with Wood Campus

As part of their aim to be ‘best in class’ for timber, Jewson have worked with Wood Campus to produce a new training pack for staff working with timber called The Extra Yard. Paul Robertson, Jewson catergory development manager for timber and panel products, said: “We are delighted to have …

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NMBS helps promote industry bursary scheme

NMBS is playing its part in promoting training and skills development across the merchant industry by supporting the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants’ (WCOBM) Bursary scheme. The WCOBM provides bursaries of up to £2,000 per person to help young people in the industry with training, development and skills training. Working …

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