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Stephen Martin, Director General of the Institute of Directors, Britain’s longest-running organisation for business leaders, is the latest speaker confirmed for the BMF All Industry Conference in Dubrovnik in June 2019.

Dudley Zoo and its wild residents have received a generous donation from a local builder’s merchant to help clear away fallen leaves.

Midland Lead is supporting 17 colleges to help develop future skills within the construction and roofing industry.

P C Henderson has won an accolade at the British Chamber Awards, which celebrates the nation’s best businesses.

Repair, maintenance and improvement work is a key investment for short-term landlords, according to a new report.

A multi-million-pound investment has seen Hamilton Plant Hire’s expand its fleet to meet customer demand.

You can help the Rainy Day Trust’s most vulnerable beneficiaries during the festive period by donating towards its Christmas hampers.

A Howarth Timber sales graduate has been named Rising Star of the Year at the 2018 British Excellence in Sales Management Awards.

The government’s construction pipeline forecasts £600 billion of infrastructure investment over the next decade, and encourages offsite construction methods.

The only girls’ rugby team in its area has scored sponsorship from a local builders’ merchant.

Forticrete has been granted three UK patents for its SL8® large format roof tile, giving its design 20 years of protection.

The Travis Perkins Group is to sell its Plumbing and Heating Division, as part of a focus on delivering "best-in-class service" to its trade customers.

Research shows that two construction workers take their own lives every day, and so a new app has been created to give them mental health advice.

Three charities are hoping to receive £500 after being shortlisted in the latest round of D.W. Nye’s Proud to be Local campaign.

The third Builders Merchant Building Index Round Table Debate recently took place to discuss topical issues and the implications for the industry.

A new report explains the detrimental impact a no-deal Brexit would have on the construction industry.

Merchants can see where in the UK their customers are with a new list of the cities that provide the best opportunities for tradespeople.

A gala members’ dinner at the Belfry Hotel, the final celebration marking the Builders Merchants Federation’s Anniversary year, raised £6,000.

University of Cambridge

The Centre for Digital Built Britain at the University of Cambridge has joined forces with the Manufacturing Technology Centre and Building Research Establishment to transform the way that infrastructure is designed, built and used.

You can raise awareness for construction industry charity CRASH by donning a garish Christmas jumper at work.

A prostate cancer survivor donned his running shoes for the charity that helped him through it.

A charity quiz night hosted by a roof manufacturer has raised thousands for local causes.

Regulations were laid in Parliament yesterday which will give legal effect to the combustible materials ban announced in the summer.

An amateur photographer from Carlisle has won a national competition with his picture of a Naylor drainage pipe.

The admission by the Committee on Climate Change that hydrogen is a viable option for the decarbonisation of heat in the UK has been welcomed by an industry spokesperson.

Increasing self-sufficiency in the UK housing market is boosting brick production, according to an expert.

A Yorkshire hospice’s hopes of creating a new dementia garden have moved a step closer to reality after a merchant donated building materials.

RGB Building Supplies has opened a brand new plumbing and heating branch in Devon.

A charity bike ride that saw just one team member left is coming to an end with a skydive to boost donations.

A football ground in Nottingham has been renamed the SR Timber Arena after the timber supplier signed a sponsorship deal with a local team.

MKM Building Supplies has opened a new branch in Burnley - its 56th nationally - creating 15 jobs in the Lancashire town.

The most inspiring, hard-working and talented people in the builders’ merchants sector have been honoured at this year’s Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018.

Daring employees of CCF raised a whopping £32,615 for an Alzheimer’s charity by climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Builders can get a free lunch at a nearby café while Elliotts Builders’ Merchant processes their order.

A supplier that says it goes the extra mile for both customers and employees has been recognised at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2018 National awards.

A dedicated Kent Blaxill employee who has worked for the merchant for 40 years has been recognised for his commitment.

Members of the GMB union at Forterra's Newbury site are to vote on whether to strike over a pay gap within the company.

Fundraising activities hosted by a partnership of plumbing merchants have raised £2 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity.

Russell Roof Tiles has won its largest single project in five years, delivering £1 million worth of pitched roof tiles and accessories for a £250 million Ministry of Defence development in Wiltshire.

Seven staff members have begun Howarth Timber’s Essential Foundations of Sales Management programme.

Bence Roofing Supplies’ new showroom has been opened by a local MP, who applauded its “planning, graft and vision”.

After a robust second quarter, sales through UK builders’ merchants continued to deliver value growth in Q3 2018, rising by 4.2% on the same period in 2017.

A Stoke-on-Trent builders’ merchant is the latest acquisition to join Huws Gray’s growing roster.

Fears about Brexit and the economy have led to the lowest levels of business optimism in almost six years, according to a new report.

A food and drink awards ceremony has recognised the workplace catering at Travis Perkins.

CRASH, a charity that assists homelessness and hospice charities with construction related projects, has launched a Christmas appeal to raise £75,000.

An eco-friendly composite decking company is the first of its kind to be invited to supply the National Buying Group.

John Smith, former Chairman of heating and plumbing merchant Smith Brothers Stores, has died aged 86.

The National Buying Group celebrated the stars of the sector in its Supplier Awards earlier this week at the climax of its annual conference.

Permaroof UK is set to make further investment in its head office in the New Year.

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