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To mark the start of National Apprenticeship week, Pasquill, the largest manufacturer and supplier of Roof Trusses in the UK, is looking to tackle the industry’s skills shortage with the launch of its new apprenticeship scheme, funded by the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy.

The Builders Merchants Federation has introduced a new sales talent development programme, accredited by the Institute of Sales Management, to support individuals looking to successfully develop and manage a portfolio of customers. 

Flamco UK has joined the Builders Merchants Federation.

Hire company Boels Rental opened a new depot in Stoke-on-Trent last week.

Polypipe was given a royal seal of approval last week during a visit by HRH the Princess Royal.

Mark Clark (SIG Director of National Accounts), John Newcomb (BMF CEO), Mark Terry (BMF Regional Manager) Steven Green (SIG National Account Manager – Merchants)

The Builders Merchants Federation has just launched its latest Regional Centre of Excellence at SIG in Sheffield.

W.Howard Group has made a significant investment in a new warehousing facility in Glazebury, near Warrington in Cheshire.

Following the great success of the two previous competitions, BMI UK & Ireland – the manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions – has announced the launch of its 2019 BMI Apprentice of the Year competition.

Former Government Minister Mike Foster, who now works for the not-for-profit body the Energy and Utilities Alliance EUA), today slammed the Committee on Climate Change for “living on another planet not trying to save the one we have” in his response to their latest report on low carbon heating.

Plumbase has unveiled its new London-based Park Royal location, which it says puts the customer experience at the heart of the design.

Virtual Worlds has launched an augmented reality app that enhances showroom displays and enables consumers to try before they buy.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched its industry-wide to raise awareness and showcase best practice in how the construction industry can reduce, reuse and recycle plastics and packaging.

The high street is dying but not yet dead and can still be revived and reimagined, says the Federation of Master Builders in response to a new report by a Committee of MPs.

James Heappey, the MP for Wells, visited the Glastonbury branch of Bradfords Building Supplies to learn how the company is responding to today’s low carbon challenge and helping his constituents with greener living. 

Sales figures for the final quarter of 2018 published in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index show the first signs of a negative Brexit effect.

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched its latest Regional Centre of Excellence at Travis Perkins Omega Centre in Warrington.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its latest Regional Centre of Excellence at Talasey Group in Doncaster.

BSW is the latest member to join the Builders Merchants Federation.

Polypipe has signed on as principal sponsor of a new all-female competitive cycling academy.

Selco Builders Warehouse has officially taken the wraps off a new home for one of its flagship branches.

TIMco has further expanded its warehousing facilities, more than doubling its number of loading bays.

NMBS is urging its members to check their NMBS Special Offer Packs, as three contain Golden Tickets for prizes that are yet to be claimed.

W.Howard Group will be attending the NMBS Exhibition for the first time this year, bringing its range of MDF profiles and mouldings to hundreds of independent merchants.

Filplastic has helped a Hampshire builders’ merchant turn its vision of a new depot into reality with a £70,000 contract.

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, entries are now open for the Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge, in aid of CRASH charity.

Icopal and Monier Redland have merged to become newly-launched BMI UK & Ireland.

Russell Roof Tiles has donated an impressive £4,000 to life-saving charity Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes.

British Gypsum and its supply partner, Nevill Long, have supplied materials for a multi-million-pound regeneration of the Queen’s Hall in Dunoon, Scotland.

The latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics show a thriving domestic brick manufacturing industry.

SIG Roofing welcomed rugby legend Lee Dickson to its Northampton branch for a meet and greet.

Two members of staff at Chandlers Building Supplies have been presented with top awards plus £500 each at the merchant’s annual conference.

Despite Brexit causing economic uncertainty nationwide, Selco has announced a £30 million investment in its business.

A cement supplier has suggested that wider adoption of soil stabilisation could make road construction more cost-effective and sustainable.

Ibstock Brick has been announced as the winner of the Energy Efficiency category at edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019.

The Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed the final speaker line-up for its popular Industry Forum debate at this year’s All-Industry Conference.

Reisser has become the latest supplier to join National Merchant Buying Society’s Professional Points scheme.

Construction Materials Online has rebranded to ‘cmostores.com’.

The National House-Building Council has revealed the number of new homes registered to be built in 2018 was in line with 2017 figures.

Elliotts Builders Merchant has sponsored the new community changing room at Eastleigh Football Club.

Insulation specialist Actis has renewed its partnership with Local Authority Building Control for 2019 after its first year as a sponsor.

The W.Howard Group has announced it has become a National Merchant Buying Society supplier member.

Geberit and Lords Builders Merchants have become new patron partners of CRASH.

Alliance Sanitary Products has branded as Highlife Bathrooms as part of its new plan to enter the consumer retail market.

Covers in Bognor Regis is hosting a cookery demo and kitchen open day on 12 February.

Following a ‘bumper year’ of record applications, the Door Hardware Federation has introduced more robust procedures for companies wishing to join.

BA Components has announced that its Sales and Marketing Director, David Caulfield, has died after a short illness.

Chris Williamson MP visited Derby’s oldest building materials business, Browns, to see how it has invested in the business to open a second branch.

SIG Roofing is hosting an open day with special promotional offers in celebration of its recent Nottingham Finch branch refurbishment.

Six members of NYTimber’s management team are now fully-qualified Adult Mental Health First Aiders.

Isover’s pitched roof rafter solution, Metac, has officially become Local Authority Building Control registered.

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