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New advice videos give recommendations for SME owners to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.

A new Jewson branch is set to be built in Cheltenham, which could create 15 jobs in the area.

MKM has officially cut the ribbon on its new branch in Elgin - becoming the merchant’s northernmost branch.

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched its 24th Regional Centre of Excellence with the support of Xtratherm.

Ninety-four new independent merchants joined the National Merchant Buying Society in 2018 – the highest number ever to join in one year.

An online builders’ merchant says its sharp increase in revenue could indicate a move towards customers sourcing materials online, rather than from bricks and mortar merchants.

Covers Timber & Builders’ Merchants has agreed to sponsor the 2019 Sussex Heritage Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

A competition is running once again to find out which is the toughest trade in the UK – will plucky plasterers be usurped?

The amount of aid provided to construction workers from an industry mental health charity rocketed by 75% in 2018 to £1.25 million.

To help businesses navigate through the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, FTA Logistics is hosting a webinar to explain how transporting goods would work.

A group of Falkirk Scouts has thanked the team at Norbord's Cowie plant for helping them take to the floor for even more community activities.

Independent retail wholesaler groups and the Builders Merchants Federation are putting their weight behind April’s consumer awareness campaign, National Home Improvement Month.

A new report on the UK kitchen market suggests kitchen sales will rise by £50 million this year, with customers moving towards more personalised designs.

The 2019 BMF Members Annual Conference and Awards, which takes the theme 'Together we are Stronger', will be hosted by the TV broadcaster and garden designer David Domoney.

Lifesaving charity, Shropshire.Staffordshire.Cheshire Blood Bikes, has received a £6,000 donation from Russell Roof Tiles.

Scott Parnell as raised £3,500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust during a charity poker night.

They say one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure – and that is certainly the case for the artist who repurposes Selco’s rubbish.

CRS Building Supplies is set for a further year of expansion with their tenth branch opening in Bridgewater this month.

A community charity event organised by SR Timber has raised £1,229.88 for the British Heart Foundation.

The latest trading update from the Grafton Group show an increase in revenue of 8.7% last year, ahead of analysts’ predictions.

The government must not be complacent about the damage a ‘no deal’ Brexit would cause, amid positive signs of growth in the UK construction industry, says the Federation of Master Builders.

The Builders Merchants Federation is gaining independent accreditation for its training courses through the globally recognised CPD Certification Service.

A difficult construction landscape has led SIG’s revenues to drop in the last year. 

Nominations are now open for the Midlands G4C Awards, rewarding outstanding young talent in construction.

Online Home Retail Limited, which trades as Plumbworld, has just completed a successful management buyout from the Grafton Group.

OX Tools UK is the latest supplier to join the Builders Merchants Federation.

Covers Timber and Builders Merchant has agreed to continue its sponsorship of Alresford Rugby Club for 2018/2019.

A former Commander at New Scotland Yard is to speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s All-Industry Conference in Dubrovnik in June.

The interests of smaller housebuilders are not recognised at Westminster, and that must improve if housing targets are to be met, according to the Builders Merchants Federation.

Charitable D.W. Nye has helped a 14-year-old complete a Lego replica of his school, plus awarded £500 to a Scout group.

A Portsmouth care home will be hoping to get its residents ‘all aboard’ for its new project - with the help of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants.

The Federation of British Hand Tool Manufacturers has joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association.

Leadax, a product by Cromar Building Supplies, has been awarded the Veluwse innovation prize of 2018.

The Group Managing Director of Marshall’s has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

A new initiative from Russell Roof Tiles will see it match fund the amount of money its staff raises for charity.

A total of £40,000 has been shared out between Jewson customers as part of its Big Cash Giveaway.

The Bodmin branch of RGB Building Supplies is the new sponsor of the Bodmin Beasts U11 football team.

The National Merchant Buying Society team got into the festive spirit on Christmas Jumper Day 2018.

Merchants can learn all about the leading plumbing products with Graham Plumbers merchant’s new Commercial Product Guide.

The Immigration White Paper shows the government isn’t listening to the business community, according to the Federation of Master Builders.

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity raised £212,000 for workers and their families at a recent fundraiser.

More than 100 food items have been kindly donated to a food bank by members of staff at Garador.

The National Merchant Buying Society has announced its Gala Dinner will be on 9 April, with its Exhibition taking place the following day.

The government’s announcement that the UK will remain in the Common Transit Convention has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association.

There will be a new look to the Builders Merchants Federation’s annual Golf Day in 2019, following the announcement of JCB as the new sponsor for the event.

A 23-foot tall Christmas tree made entirely of roof trusses has been unveiled at Pasquill’s Inverness branch.

The Chief Executive at the Rainy Day Trust is losing the booze in January to raise money for his own charity and one that honours his late daughter.

Generous staff at Kent Blaxill have donated ten boxes of food and some vital timber supplies to a local food bank.

Staff at a roofing supplier can once again indulge in mince pies and Christmas treats after they shed the pounds for local charities.

Leaky roofs and burst pipes are the most common problems that builders are called out to fix during the winter months, according to new research.

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