Anjali Sooknanan

Stelrad CEO calls on government to take a “joined up” approach to net zero

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Trevor Harvey, CEO of Stelrad, one of the leading players in the European radiator market, has called on the Government to take a more “joined up” approach to addressing net zero and incentivising home owners to take measures to reduce climate emissions from their homes. “Decarbonisation, improving energy efficiency and …

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Knauf Insulation completes Cwmbran plant upgrade


Knauf Insulation has invested in excess of £5m to upgrade its packaging equipment at its Cwmbran manufacturing plant in Wales, the latest phase of its planned investment programme. The new equipment will allow Knauf Insulation to manufacture glass mineral wool slabs, alongside the plant’s current roll and blowing wool capability. …

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Baxi comments on PM’s speech on net zero commitments

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Following the Prime Minister’s speech on net zero commitments, Jeff House, external affairs & policy director at Baxi, explains what is needed next to continue momentum to decarbonising heat. “We welcome the government’s commitment to improving the Boiler Upgrade Scheme by increasing the total grant to £7,500. As a manufacturer …

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ACO to sponsor BMF All Industry Conference 2025

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The BMF has announced that ACO Technologies will be the headline sponsor of the BMF All Industry Conference 2025. John Newcomb, BMF CEO said: “We are delighted that ACO Technologies has come on board as headline sponsor for our next All Industry Conference at this early stage.  Following on from …

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Brett Martin grows merchant footprint following NBG partnership

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Brett Martin has significantly grown the number of merchant branches it supplies with underground drainage components as a result of a new agreement with National Buying Group (NBG) that came into effect in January of this year. The expansion marks a significant milestone for the company and reflects its commitment …

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CLC releases latest product availability statement

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A statement was released by the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability Group. The group is co-chaired by John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation, and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association. The statement outlines the current accessibility and availability of products. Following its summer break, the September …

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TG Lynes boosts efficiency with fleet diversification

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TG Lynes has moved to diversify its delivery fleet to boost efficiency and improve service for its customers. TG Lynes has invested in a range of new vehicles to ensure it has the most appropriate and cost-effective mode of transport for each drop-off. There are six different options available, ranging …

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IBMG sponsors rugby clubs across South of England

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For the first time Parker Building Supplies, located on Priory Rd, Tonbridge, is sponsoring the Tunbridge Wells Rugby Club’s Ladies Tour that kicks off in October. In Surrey, Fairall Builders’ Merchant, Godstone, has renewed its sponsorship of local rugby club, Old Caterhamians, marking its tenth year of continuous sponsorship of …

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MKM unveils new branch in Newcastle

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MKM, has opened the doors of its new branch in Newcastle upon Tyne, as it continues its nationwide growth plans. The new branch is the company’s 121st and has created 18 new jobs in the local area. This follows a busy summer of openings for MKM that has seen new …

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ERA accelerates sustainability commitments

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ERA is continuing to make significant progress in achieving its sustainability ambitions following the approval of its parent company, Tyman’s, near-term science-based reduction targets by the Science Based Targets Initiative. The Science Based Targets Initiative has validated the Group’s targets to reduce absolute scope 1 and scope 2 Greenhouse Gas …

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