Elizabeth Jordan

I'm the Assistant Editor on BMJ. If you have any product or people information, or some news you'd like to share, please feel free to email me.

UK Sleepwalking to a Retrofit Crisis Warns New Report

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Without a change in attitudes and government action the UK could face a building retrofit crisis, warns a new report. The Role of Retrofitting our Non-Domestic Buildings in the Race to Net Zero, by Ridge and Partners LLP, the multi-discipline property and construction consultancy, shows that fewer than one in …

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Knauf begins switch to more sustainable packaging

Recycled Pallet Hoods

Marking another step towards achieving their sustainability goals, specifically their target of zero waste disposal by 2032, Knauf have changed the pallet hoods used on their laminated boards to use 30% more recycled content. The move to 30% recycled content in their pallet hoods represents a real win at scale …

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Four more BMF members become Zero Carbon Champions

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Four BMF members are amongst the latest cohort of companies to become Zero Carbon Business Champions within the Construction Leadership Council’s CO2nstruct Zero programme. Cemex, Harlow Timber Group, Robert Price and Saint Gobain Interior Solutions, join 27 other BMF members as Business Champions, part of a total group of over …

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Kilwaughter Minerals welcomes new faces

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Kilwaughter Minerals has recently appointed and promoted several staff: Warehouse Manager Jayne-Marie Maxwell has been promoted to the position of Warehouse Manager at Kilwaughter Minerals and will be responsible for the management of the warehouse team and the operation of a safe working environment. Her responsibilities will also include the …

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New DIY Key Account Manager for VitrA Bathrooms

Lauren Baxter

Oxfordshire-based bathroom company VitrA has appointed Lauren Baxter as a Key Account Manager responsible for DIY Channels. Baxter brings a wealth of Retail Store Management experience, having worked for blue-chip companies like Marks & Spencer before moving to international paint manufacturer Sherwin Williams where she has spent 8 years, working …

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Growth continues at independent builders’ merchant

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North East and Yorkshire independent builders’ merchant James Burrell has reported continued progress during a year in which they announced their largest investment to date. A multi-million-pound outlay in their 11th branch at Billingham has been instrumental in seeing the family owned and managed business leverage further operational and logistical …

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Forest Garden awarded a King’s Award for Enterprise

Forest Garden Kings Award

Forest Garden, the UK’s leading manufacturer of wooden garden products, have been honoured with the first ever King’s Award for Enterprise – for Innovation. The highest and most prestigious award possible for UK businesses. Forest Garden received the honour in recognition of a world-leading fully automated manufacturing process they created …

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Mixed Performance for Construction Product Manufacturing in Q1

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The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey – 2023 Q1.pdf highlighted the continued mix of fortunes in the construction product manufacturing industry. For a third consecutive quarter a fall in sales for heavy side producers contrasted with continued growth for manufacturers on the light side. Forward-looking sales expectations …

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Simon Acres Group hosts charity Golf Day

Golf Day agenda

Kbb and merchant service provider Simon Acres Group (SAGL) is hosting a charity golf day to support Cancer Research UK (CRUK). The event will be held on 18 May at Overstone Park Golf Club with all the proceeds going to the charity. The event includes breakfast on arrival, with on …

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Grant UK promotes biodiversity at Swindon HQ

Biodiversity Hub at Grant UK

Grant UK has been focusing on biodiversity at its new Headquarters in Swindon, Wiltshire, where the Company has planted an abundance of bulbs and wildflowers as well as installing wildlife-friendly features throughout the site. When Grant UK transformed its new premises last year, the Company made a commitment to select …

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