A strong set of results for the final quarter of 2016 completes a further year of growth in sales of building materials through UK builders merchants. The latest figures from the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) Builders Merchants Building Index Q4 report show that general merchants generated annual revenues in excess of Ł5.44bn with sales value growth of 5.2% on 2015.
MKM’s Honiton branch has celebrated its half-year anniversary, and launch of its new kitchen and bathroom showroom, with a special open evening.
CRASH is urging people throughout the merchant industry to take part in the Bear Grylls Survival Race 2017 to help raise money for the charity.
Bond It is set to build on the business with a further six figure investment into its business.
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Norbord launches new nationwide SterlingOSB merchant campaign
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A comprehensive suite of 17 videos from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) Round Table Debate are now live at www.bmbi.co.uk.
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Pegler Yorkshire has launched a campaign to support a number of initiatives throughout Doncaster and the UK to encourage awareness of career opportunities, inspire children to consider technical based GCSE’s, or give young adults the confidence to choose vocational courses and apprenticeships.
The IPG welcomes new member AC Bathrooms
The IPG has welcomed member number 138, AC Bathrooms & Heating.
Birchwood Price Tools announces new managing director
Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) has unveiled Matt Hunt as its new managing director. He has joined the Nottingham-based workwear, tools and site equipment business from Rexel, where he was managing director for electrical wholesalers WF Senate.
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Staff at Russell Roof Tiles are raising money with the launch of a Strictly Come Dancing-style live ballroom dancing competition.
RGB selects its 2017 charity
RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce it has selected Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as its charity and will be fundraising for the cause throughout 2017.
Trade Paint Xpress expands offering with new online service
Trade Paint Xpress, a decorators' merchants located in Chippenham, Wiltshire, has expanded into online retailing with its new website www.tpx.uk.com.
National DIY Show announced for 2018
Taking place on Sunday 3 and Monday 4 June 2018, the National DIY Show will be held at the Ericsson Hall at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Delegates to engage with Special Interest Forums at BMF Conference
Three interactive industry workshops to be held at the BMF All-Industry Conference in Budapest in June will give delegates an opportunity to experience one of the BMF's most popular recent innovations.
Vokčra appoints new sales director
Vokčra has strengthened its senior sales team with the appointment of Peter Diamant as sales director UK.
Cash for quotes with Gibbs & Dandy
To celebrate its website update, Gibbs & Dandy is looking to reward its customers who take advantage of the new site.
Kevin retires after almost 40 years
A divisional manager with over 35 years’ service with a family-owned Shropshire firm is to retire from his role.
Making a mark on the landscape
Making their own mark on the future landscape, Grown in Britain (GiB) staff, supporters and licence-holders came together to begin planting the Grown in Britain Grove, part of the Sylva Foundation’s Future Forest, in Oxfordshire on 10 February.
Strategic partnership for Wyckham Blackwell and The Keystone Group
Wyckham Blackwell and The Keystone Group has announced that they have together acquired a 50% stake in the Timber Innovations Ltd Timber Frame business in Solihull as part of a Strategic Partnership Agreement.
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