Covers in Chichester has raised £332 for the Aldingbourne Trust by taking part in the charity's Wear It Green Day.
Sharples Davies Limited has sadly announced the passing of managing director Jeff Hulme, after being diagnosed with cancer in June 2016. Mr Hulme passed away on 7 March, 2017, aged 61.
Over 200 veterans, along with their carers and partners, enjoyed a 'night to remember' when they attended 100: A Tribute to Dame Vera Lynn, thanks to a £10,000 donation made by civils and drainage solutions supplier Keyline.
Rudridge will be supporting the managing director of a long standing customer, who is raising awareness for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre, by helping him to raise funds for the cause.
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The IPG creates two sector steering groups
The Independent Plumbing Group (IPG) has announced it has created two steering groups to focus and drive key areas of the business.
Crockers is acquired by Bradfords Building Supplies
Bradfords Building Supplies has announced the acquisition of Crockers, a general builders’ merchant operating from one branch in Dawlish, South Devon.
BMF launches new leadership development programme
Talent Development is the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF’s) new leadership and team development programme to help builders’ merchants to grow existing and future leaders.
Baxi to open two new training centres
Baxi is aiming to build on its reputation for being top of the class when it comes to training by opening two new facilities in 2017.
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Wolseley UK’s Graduate Scheme is now open
Wolseley UK has announced that it is opening its 2017 graduate scheme to fill 15 positions.
Coram Group UK strengthens its sales team
Coram Group UK has announced the appointments of Debbie Pierce to sales office manager and Stephen Woolsey to the role of business development manager, as part of a Group strategy to drive sales across their key brand areas.
Acquisition brings Reddance into the Cowal family
Cowal Building & Plumbing Supplies has strengthened its presence in Western Scotland with the acquisition of Reddance Building Supplies in Dalry, Ayrshire.
Berhams Plumbing Supplies joins The IPG
Berhams Plumbing Supplies has joined The IPG, making it member 141 for the independent buying group.
JELD-WEN strengthens merchant support team
JELD-WEN has announced the appointment of Lee Frimston as merchant sales director. Mr Frimston has taken over this key role from Steve Clarke, who had been part of the JELD-WEN team for 22 years.
Elliotts helps fund house for paraplegic toddler
A toddler who was struck down with a virus that left him paralysed from the neck down was gifted a specially-built home after the Southampton community pulled together to raise funds.
Wienerberger continues sponsorship of Guild of Bricklayers competition
Wienerberger is continuing its ongoing sponsorship of the Guild of Bricklayers competitions in 2017. The sponsorship, which has been in place for a number of years, will see Wienerberger donate to a series of regional competitions, along with the national final.
Kent Blaxill opens store in Market Harborough
Stuart Yates, president of the Painting and Decorating Association, cut the ribbon to officially open a new Kent Blaxill decorative store in Market Harborough on 16 March, which will serve both the professional decorator and home DIY markets.
Ambitious plans on track for Selco
Selco has opened its 48th branch in Beckton, east London.
Builders welcome NI U-turn, says FMB
The government has made the right decision to row back on its plan to hike up National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said.
Tim Sainty joins CIPHE
The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has welcomed Tim Sainty to the role of membership director.
Government makes U-turn on National Insurance Contributions
The government has announced a reversal of plans to increase National Insurance Contributions (NIC) from the self-employed by 2% over the next two years.
Keyline gives veterans a ‘night to remember’
Keyline has donated £10,000 of tickets to give over 200 deserving veterans, along with their partners and carers, the chance to attend a tribute show to honour ‘Forces’ Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn, who turns 100 next week, and raise funds for her legacy charity – The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity.
Ibstock achieves ISO 14001 across all sites
Ibstock has achieved ISO 14001 accreditation for its environmental management system at its Ibstock-Kevington factory in Sharpthrone – meaning all Ibstock’s UK production sites now hold the standard.
Sally Gunnell to speak at BMF Conference
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has confirmed Sally Gunnell OBE as the final speaker for the BMF All-Industry Conference in Budapest in June.
Andrew Bullard joins the Collier team
Andrew Bullard has joined builders’ merchant, Collier & Catchpole, bringing with him nearly 30 years’ timber experience.
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