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BMF confirms interactive workshop topics at All Industry Conference

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The BMF has finalised the second tranche of interactive workshops at the All-Industry Conference in Istanbul in June.  The format enables delegates to discuss some of the most pertinent issues facing our industry today, and the latest to be announced will focus on two very different areas – Digitalisation & …

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Fernox announces drive for sustainable packaging

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Fernox has confirmed its market leading water treatment products will now be packed in 265ml and 500ml bottles manufactured from 30% recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). This is an important milestone for the company, which has long been committed to product innovation and energy efficiency of heating systems. To expand …

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BMF responds to Budget announcement

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has welcomed the raft of measures to support employees in the Budget, but is concerned that a lack of commitment to infrastructure projects, the construction of new properties and introduction of home energy-retrofitting measures could impact on the economic outlook for the industry. With the …

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Bristol rugby club wins Selco national competition

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North Bristol Rugby Club has won £5,000 to improve its facilities for female players after coming out on top in a national competition. The thriving rugby club managed to secure the most votes in Selco Builders Warehouse’s Community Heroes contest. North Bristol RFC was one of 12 good causes shortlisted …

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Bence Group diversify into windows market

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The George Bence Group have opened their eighth branch by moving into the supply & fit of doors and windows. Focusing on their continuing strategy of product diversification by area, Bence will service their current widespread network of clients and specialist window fitting businesses. Paul Bence, managing director, George Bence …

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BMF backs National Retrofit Hub

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is one of the founder supporters backing the National Retrofit Hub (NRH), a new industry-wide initiative to stimulate action to upgrade UK housing stock and promote best practice amongst builders repairing and upgrading older homes. As well as helping to fund core running costs, the …

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The Rainy Day Trust celebrates 180th anniversary

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On March 24, the Rainy Day Trust will be celebrating its 180th anniversary. Bryan Clover, The Rainy Day Trust founder, said: “We want this year to be the biggest on record, helping as many people as possible, outstripping even the last couple of years which have been incredibly busy. The …

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Mark Pougatch to host 2023 BMF Members Conference & Awards

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Award-winning sports presenter, Mark Pougatch, will host the 2023 BMF Conference and Awards in September, which this year takes the theme Building Momentum for the Future. Today, Mark is best known as ITV’s Chief Sports presenter, anchoring live football and rugby coverage, including the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last …

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Setcrete boosts sales team

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Setcrete has appointed two new area sales representatives to provide sales support to builders and the company’s expanding network of builders’ merchant customers. Matt Smith will operate in the north of England and Scotland, while Robert Sheppard will cover South Wales and the south-west of England. The appointments follow sustained …

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