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The Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Alok Sharma, will speak at the Builders Merchants Federation's (BMF) Members Day in September.

A commitment to customer focus has reaped dividends for Aggregate Industries’ Express Asphalt plant in Salford, with the plant delivering record sales in June.

Travis Perkins PLC and their sponsored team, the Travis Perkins Trailblazers are celebrating their tremendous win at the first ever T20:ProAM at Northampton County Cricket Club last weekend.

As part of its strategic partnership with the Builders Merchants Federation, Grown in Britain has launched a digital toolkit for BMF merchant members, comprising marketing material templates and ideas for promoting British-grown timber products during Grown in Britain Week, 9-15 October 2017.

The CIM Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) is hosting a morning seminar at Bristol Golf Club on 13th September specifically for marketers in the building industry. The two-hour breakfast seminar is sponsored by MRA Marketing, and looks at how to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy in the construction and building materials sectors.

Gibbs & Dandy Nottingham has helped an ITV garden makeover show hosted by Alan Titchmarsh to transform outdoor spaces for an inspirational cause.

The current skills shortage is one of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry today, as the sector continues to struggle in meeting the demand for skilled professionals.

To reward members of its team who have demonstrated remarkable customer service, Graham Plumbers’ Merchant is asking customers to once again nominate their ‘Graham Customer Hero’ as part of their ‘Graham Heroes’ Awards.

Kellaway Building Supplies has continued its year of investment and development by relocating its well-established branch at Ashton to a new larger site in Bedminster, less than a mile from the old branch.

The National Buying Group (NBG) has signed an agreement with Atkinson & Kirby for the supply of solid and engineered timber flooring, which started in July 2017.

Britons are tiring of 'identikit' newbuild housing developments, according to new research by bridging specialist MFS.

Wolseley’s Plumb Center has donated a replacement toolbox full of essential plumbing products to a young professional after he fell victim to van theft. The merchant has also pledged to continue to help out victims across the UK, as and when these incidents are reported.

This year’s 4th Annual Parker Building Supplies Charity Golf Day, trade morning and celebratory dinner, has matched last year’s record breaking sum and raised an amazing £25,000 for its Partner Charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

Border Merchant Systems would like to invite you to an online webinar that will demonstrate how it has integrated CounterAct into the Magento Ecommerce platform.

It’s often said that no two days as a heating engineer are ever the same. Worcester, Bosch Group is celebrating the variety of life in the heating industry, by offering installers the chance to get their hands on a whole host of new experiences as part of its Greenstar Rewards promotion for August.

Brett Group has raised over £25,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research on the London to Paris cycle ride.

MPH Plumbing Merchant in Cannock has moved to larger premises following recent growth in sales and customer numbers.

Kingsfold company, DW Nye will be hosting a free demo day on Tuesday 5th September from 7:30am to 2:00pm.

New figures show that apprenticeships are more popular than ever, with almost three million created since May 2010 as part of a government drive to create opportunities for all.

The only way we will increase the number of new homes we are building is if Ministers act now to implement measures in the government’s Housing White Paper aimed at removing barriers to small housebuilders, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

The latest data released in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) confirms a continuing positive trend for UK builders merchants with Q2 sales increasing by 5.3% (when adjusted for there being two fewer trading days in period) compared to Q2 2016.

C & W Berry have returned to Southport Flower Show this year with their take on the theme of Curious Garden.

TIMco has released its new summer catalogue with 10% more new product lines, taking their offering to over 6,000 products for the first time.

Festool, a supplier of high-end power tools and accessories, is on its way to raising more than £25,000 for the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and to promote lung health to UK tradespeople.

This October, (NHSM) is returning for its fifth consecutive year, highlighting the importance of home security to British consumers nationwide.

Selco Builders Warehouse has opened the doors to its Basildon branch making it the company’s ninth branch opening of 2017.

Eight of nine successful TFT Woodexperts’ students from timber merchant James Latham plc received their Level 4 Certificates in Wood Science & Technology in a special ceremony held at Leicestershire County Cricket Club on 31 July.

Nicole Sykes, head of EU Negotiations at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) will explore possible scenarios of business life beyond Brexit at the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF’s) Members’ Day in September.

GE Robinson has announced its first acquisition in Yorkshire having recently completed the purchase of Craven Timber (Batley), based in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.

The first apprentices to be placed by the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF’s) accredited Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA), start work this month.

The team of eight, made up of branch and head office staff, completed the challenge of scaling five of the largest peaks in the Lake District in less than 10 hours.

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies’ Trade Day Bonanza is returning for its third year with its trademark host of deals, competitions and, brand new for 2017, a ‘golden ticket’ giveaway worth £15,000.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) will once again present a Training Company of the Year Award at the BMF Members’ Day Awards Dinner on 20 September. This year there are nominations from each of the five BMF Regional Managers across the UK.

On 4 August the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) presented the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) with a cheque for £27,383.20 at the charity’s head office in London.

In a quarter characterised by political uncertainty, the Construction Products Association's Construction Trade Survey shows that despite a strong Q2, the industry's supply chain is more pessimistic for the year ahead.

Gibbs & Dandy is saying “tank you” to its loyal customers this month with a fuel card reward for those who spend on orders collected from branch in August.

Keyline has been awarded a £15 million contract by the A14 Integrated Delivery Team (a joint venture between Costain, Skanska, Balfour Beatty and Carillion), as part of the Highways England A14 upgrade between Cambridge and Huntingdon, creating two new jobs at the company’s branch in Peterborough and one at its Norwich branch.

Ultra Finishing Limited has announced that the corporate group name – Roxor Group Limited – will be used to encompass all of its subsidiary companies including Ultra Finishing Ltd, BC Designs (INT), Niko Ltd, Portabella Shaw, Shanghai PTB sanitary ware and, soon to be, Fireclay Factory.

Travis Perkins has been recognised for its work supporting the Armed Forces with a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver award.

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has concluded its UK-wide search to find the next big thing in live music, naming Feliicia Eliza as its favourite act.

A Huddersfield builders’ merchant has purchased a larger premises and plans to hire more staff with support of a £765,000 finance package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

MP Moran's Kevin and Derek Moran, as well as 12 other staff members from across the company’s five London stores including its Kilburn head office took part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride 2017 with thousands of other people from across the country.

RGB Building Supplies marked five years of being part of the Exmouth community on Tuesday 1st August by inviting local residents, and those that work in the trades, to a free celebratory event.

Developers registered 40,000 new homes to be built in the UK during Q2 2017, according to the National Housebuilding Council’s (NHBC’s) latest new home registration statistics.

Sydenhams has announced its acquisition of Keynsham-based Timber and Sheet Materials specialist Avon Plywood.

The world-wide recruitment consultancy, PageGroup, has joined the BMF as a service member.

MKM Building Supplies has opened a new branch in Newent, bringing 14 jobs to the market town near Gloucester.

John Newcomb, Chief Executive Officer of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), recently got on his bike and cycled 105km along the Grand Union Canal to raise much-needed funds for a secondary school in Kenya.

This year’s Bob Beaver Memorial Shoot took place at the Royal Berkshire shooting school near Reading, where 90 suppliers and merchants took on the challenge to become the industry’s top gun.

The Rudridge Ultimate Strongman Giant Weekend reached its finale over the weekend when the UK’s Strongest Man 2017 was named during an action-packed three-day contest in Belfast.

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