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Kellaway Building Supplies has continued its recent growth with the acquisition of the successful family run business, Marlborough Building Supplies.

NBG has once again expanded its membership base with the addition of new partner Millbrook Distribution.

London Reclaimed Brick Merchants has a huge variety of customers; whether the company is working on large builds that require tens of thousands of bricks, or on restorations, DIY projects, artistic and theatrical displays that need hundreds or thousand of bricks.

MKM Building Supplies is taking a look at the experience of the women in its ranks. These women are seeking to dispel some of the myths, and to inspire others who may be considering a career in the merchant industry.

As part of the Builder’s Merchants Federation’s Youth Recruitment Campaign for 2018, the BMF’s Apprenticeship Plus team was out in force using the platform provided by Apprenticeship Week to promote the merchant industry as a career choice for school and college leavers.

A new £15,700 motorbike was purchased for a local charity thanks to staff at Russell Roof Tiles.

Marsh Industries’ Bridgewater production and distribution facilities is expanding to meet increasing demand for its range of off-mains drainage systems.

NMBS has gained independent recognition of its progressive employment practices.

Travis Perkins plc celebrates the 200-apprentice milestone in the lead up to National Apprenticeship Week 2018.

Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Diplomas in Merchanting have been awarded to group of employees from Elliotts Builders Merchant.

A number of construction sites across the UK have ground to a halt due to heavy snow, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Gibbs & Dandy Bournemouth has donated materials to help build a new outdoor firing range for young army cadets.

Forticrete, part of Ibstock plc, has already started putting its products through rigorous testing to meet the BS 8612: Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling, criteria.

NMBS has confirmed a further speaker for its 2018 All-Industry Conference.

Twenty-four teams of four will compete over the weekend of Friday 13 to Sunday 15 July to be titled BMF Mastermerchant.

Cistermiser Keraflo has partnered with Seven Sixty Logistics to help provide improved delivery times.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) research shows that over a third of small businesses have not yet started preparing for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) while a further third (35%) are only in the early stages of preparations.

ERA has unveiled a brand new corporate identity.

The public to decide the winner of the first £500 of D.W. Nye’s ‘Proud to be Local’ campaign.

Wiseman Industries, who manufacturers DAMBUSTER, will be donating a percentage of the profits of all the product sales for the month of May 2018, to the RAF Benevolent Fund. This is in recognition of the historic Dambuster raid 75 years ago, 16th May 1943.

Keyline’ Mark Short, Sales Office Manager at its Taunton Branch, has graduated from the company’s First Line Management Programme.

Ridgeons’ branch in Newmarket is to build a new timber storage facility costing £100,000.

Former MI6 officer, Julian Fisher, will be speaking at the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Members’ Day in September.

After a £150,000 investment, as part of a wider programme of renovation and expansion at the branch, Ridgeons has opened a new showroom in Cambridge.

NBG has signed a new deal for cement with Quinn Building Products. As part of the deal the Irish manufacturer has offered NBG Partners exclusivity on its new Master Grade cement range as well as access its new range of weatherproof packaged products.

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Dulux Decorator Centre has introduced a range of new features and functionality to its website to offer greater convenience, support and flexibility to trade customers when managing their accounts.

The recent addition to Graham Plumbers’ Merchant’s fleet is a hybrid delivery vehicle. The three-month trial area will be around London and the company will monitor the fuel and CO2 savings they can make.

The Government is right to relax planning rules to make it easier for homeowners and businesses to build additional storeys, according to the Builders Merchants’ Federation (BMF).

Another set of positive sales figures for the final Quarter of 2017 was announced through the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI).

Ridgeons in Thetford has donated fencing materials to help a national dog rescue charity based in Norfolk secure the home of trusted fosterer, Marie Murfitt.

Since opening in 2013, MKM’s Glasgow branch has been committed to developing its environmental strategy.

Plumbase and Polypipe have joined to enrol installers on a BPEC accredited UFH training scheme.

Selco Builders Warehouse has opened its 60th branch in York and this new branch further strengthens Selco’s presence in Yorkshire.

£10 billion each year is being lost from the UK economy because homeowners are so fearful of hiring amateur or fake builders, that they simply don’t commission building work, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Selco Builders Warehouse has raised over £500,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support due to a range of activities across its 60 branch network.

P C Henderson, has launched a new series of product focus videos to help merchants and its customers gain a better understanding of the products.

Jez Rose is will be the keynote speakers at this years’ NMBS Conference in Italy.

Alumasc Group has completed the acquisition of Essex-based drainage specialist, Wade International. This is for a strategic move to improve its Water Management division.

Keyline presented its long-service awards to those employees who have been with the company for a number of years.

EH Smith to open a Birmingham Central branch offering same-day delivery.

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, leader in construction materials markets, has been certified as a Top Employer in the United Kingdom for the sixth year running, and in Ireland for a third consecutive year.

Following the demise of Carillion plc, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is offering apprentices affected by the company’s collapse complimentary Trainee Membership and proactive support in finding other potential employers.

The Archwood Group has a new leadership team, helping to ensure a bright future for its merchant partners.

In 2017, the staff at Grant UK were busy organising fundraising events for Julia’s House. From bake sales through to raffles, Grant UK’s staff has helped to raise £2,000 for this children’s charity whose work is based in Dorset and Wiltshire.

A couple in Great Bardfield in Essex is calling out for volunteers with building skills to help them build a sensory and therapy room at home for their young daughter who has severe disabilities.

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) and other trade federations with members most likely to be affected by the collapse of Carillion continue their push for action on retentions.

IronmongeryDirect, has announced that an additional four staff are now GAI qualified, enabling them to provide enhanced in-depth technical assistance and support to customers.

Following a public vote, Lapford Victory Hall has been chosen as the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund.

A report by the Federation of Master Builders, highlighting the fact that the shortage of construction workers has hit its worst ever levels, is the latest sign that offsite housing volumes must be increased to help tackle the housing crisis.

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