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Team Pavestone threw their hearts and souls into a game-show inspired, 10 kilometre obstacle rough run to raise awareness and charitable donations for the upcoming 2019 Pavestone Rally across Europe.

One of the latest members to join the Builders Merchants Federation is Croydex, the UK-based bathroom accessories manufacturer.

Travis Perkins Group was shortlisted in the 2019 HR Distinction Awards, in the Leading Transformational Change category.

Two new merchants from south west England have joined buying group H&B’s Development Group.

A total of 48 community groups around the world benefitted from support by Saint-Gobain in 2018 – on average receiving £34,000 each.

JT Dove has invested in a new ERP system to improve efficiencies and allow for the next phase of growth.

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has launched a new Service and Maintenance Guide to make the life of heating service and maintenance engineers that bit easier.

The LABC and Actis have a busy June ahead educating construction industry professionals about the latest in the world of building regulations and addressing tricky compliance issues.

Smith Brothers Oldham hosted an open day to celebrate is official relocation, with the help of two professional darts players.

After a successful 2018 Conference which saw over 100 industry professionals attending, The 4th Annual Women in Roofing Conference 2019 is being held in Birmingham on the 24 June.

The Builders Merchants Federation has welcomed its latest Distributor member -

Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, met with Norbord to hear about the challenges it is facing sourcing its main raw material.

As part of its commitment to help sustain the environment, Covers Timber & Builders Merchants will no longer be providing plastic bags to its customers.

Timber panel manufacturer MEDITE SMARTPLY is embarking on a road trip around the UK and Ireland this summer.

Huws Gray Ridgeons has recently implemented a series of improvements at its St. Neots branch.

NYEs Building Supplies has raised £794 for the charity Rainy Day Trust during a family fun day at its depot.

A team from Ridgespear are to take on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for a medical charity following the death of a colleague’s mother.

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Bognor Regis will be hosting another free cookery demo day.

Figures just released in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index show positive sales growth through UK builders merchants during the first quarter of the year. Total Q1 sales were up +5.9% compared with the same period in 2018.

Midlands-based independent merchant Harlow Bros has joined the National Merchant Buying Society.

Polypipe Building Services is introducing a service offering merchants the opportunity to recommend systems that can be designed and delivered ready to install on-site.

Turnbull & Co has announced it will be investing £1 million into a new branch in Lincoln.

Russell Roof Tiles’ top five-a-side squad recently battled it out with local businesses from the Burton area to raise money for charity.

Three charities are hoping to be the recipients of £500 after being shortlisted in the latest round of NYEs Building Supplies campaign ‘Proud to be Local’.

MP for Nottingham South, Lilian Greenwood, saw first-hand how the building materials industry can play a key role in delivering a low carbon future for the city.

Keyline Civils has embarked on its latest quest to drive home awareness of prostate cancer in the form of newly-branded truck.

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association has released its quarterly GfK POS Index report, which represents more than 1,400 brands.

Talasey Group is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this June and is reflecting on its history and recent boom in business.

The Builders Merchants Federation has been shortlisted in the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards for the fifth year in succession.

Hull-based MKM has officially cut the ribbon on its new branch in Burton upon Trent with the help of local football legend Nigel Clough.

Sheldons Reach in Hampshire has become the latest housing development to benefit from Russell Roof Tiles’ Bute tile.

Highlife Bathrooms has enjoyed one of its most successful ever starts to a year, following its £100,000 rebranding from Alliance Sanitary Products in February.

Elliotts has raised over £6,800 for Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity.

Scott Parnell has agreed to support a new golf society which will help raise funds for children with cancer.

Young members of the LCD Taekwondo club in Stirling, Scotland, got a big kick out of a recent sponsorship by Norbord.

Ibstock Brick has been announced as a winner in the category of Most Ethical/Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year at the 2019 at the Made in the Midlands Awards.

HiB won three accolades at the Fortis Awards: Fortis Supplier Account Manager of the Year (Ash Chilver), Fortis Brassware Accessory & Furniture Supplier of the Year and Fortis Supplier of the Year.

The Federation of Master Builders is calling for the Government to cut the VAT on home improvement work.

Rough Runner will be back on 7 September at Finsbury Park.

Imperial Bricks supplied bricks for a new £9.4 million structure within an 18th century National Trust listed property.

Bradfords Building Supplies has launched its first ever TV advert to showcase its spring deals.

Staff at Covers in Portsmouth have donned an array of different hats in aid of charity.

James Burrell welcomed the captain of Blyth Spartans A.F.C, Robbie Dale, and Vice-Chairman, Kevin Scott to officially open its renovated Blyth branch.

Kebony was selected to clad the exterior of an “an innovative and peaceful retreat” on the island of Skåtøy, Norway.

A Scott Parnell employee has raised more than £4,700 for the neonatal care charity, Bliss, after completing the London Marathon in memory of her daughter, who died at six weeks old.

The JCW Acoustic Supplies Roadshow is touring the UK in May, June and July, giving local trades a chance to access expert advice.

Despite uncertain market conditions, Travis Perkins reported strong merchanting like-for-like sales growth of 10.6%.

H&B member M&J Builders Merchants has received planning permission for a new storage and distribution hub.

Wienerberger has acquired BPD Holdings Limited, which manufacturers roofing and construction membranes, natural ventilation and specialist building products.

Britain’s oldest merchant, Bradfords Building Supplies, has unveiled its focus on building Bradfords to become the favorite building materials partner in the South West.

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