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.

Elliotts builds for the future with new integrated HR & Payroll system

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The longest established independent builders merchant in the South of the UK, Elliott Brothers, is undertaking a digital transformation of its HR and payroll processes in partnership with industry experts MHR to support its future growth. The family owned Hampshire-based business, established over 175 years ago, has invested in MHR’s leading …

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Builders Merchants’ generosity leads to defibrillator installation

A Pudsey Builders’ Merchant has gone the extra yard by raising funds for a much-needed defibrillator to service the local community of Stanningley. Paul Hawksworth, who works as a Yard Assistant at Gibbs & Dandy Pudsey, worked with a number of local businesses to raise the funds required to install …

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Bushboard Evolve used in DIY SOS Big Build

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Bushboard Evolve, solid-core laminate worksurface has been chosen for DIY SOS Big Build.  The ever-popular BBC makeover show that brings communities together to improve the homes and lives of disadvantaged individuals and families was in Corby Northamptonshire during October.  This time the show needed help for 16 year old Jordan …

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Tarmac Cement’s Blue Circle products support Band of Builders


Tarmac Cement has supported Band of Builders’ latest project by providing sponsorship and Blue Circle packed cement products to help transform the home of a widow in Lennoxtown, Scotland. Band of Builders, a charity which reaches out to help fellow tradespeople in their hour of need, is carrying out work …

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Covers host Portsmouth FC Meet and Greet


Covers in Chichester will be hosting a Portsmouth FC Players Meet and Greet session at its depot on Quarry Lane on Thursday 31st October.    From 1.30pm until 3.00pm visitors to the timber and builders’ merchant will have the chance to take their photograph with first team players Tom Naylor, …

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Worcester Bosch scoops four honours at Digital Impact Awards

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Worcester Bosch has won three gold and one bronze awards at the Digital Impact Awards, the UK’s largest celebration of digital work in corporate communications. The boiler manufacturer picked up gold awards for the ‘Best use of data’, the ‘Best use of digital from the engineering and manufacturing sector’ and …

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Bushboard welcomes new product manager

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Nicolas Pécheur has joined Bushboard as the new product manager for Engineered Panel Systems Western Europe. Responsible for new product introductions, market planning and product life-cycle management, Pécheur will spearhead links between new and existing customers, marketing plans,  operations and supply chain management for all wall panel products throughout Europe.  …

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Ibstock brick apprentice wins regional award

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A talented apprentice from Ibstock Brick has won a prestigious regional award. Zac Payne – who is based at Ibstock Brick’s Chailey Factory, near Lewes – was a finalist for the Make UK Manufacturing Awards in the Engineering Apprentice of the Year (Final Year) for the Southern Region. And on …

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Polypipe sponsors Doncaster Knight


Polypipe Building Products, manufacturer of plastic piping systems for the residential market, is reaffirming its support of community sport by sponsoring Doncaster Knights. Polypipe has been a supporting sponsor of Doncaster Knights for many years and will be continuing its partnership with the club for the 2019-2020 season. Polypipe has …

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BMBI says merchants’ sales fall as Brexit deadline nears

The latest overview of the Builders Merchant Building Index shows that after a strong start to the year, growing uncertainty around Brexit led to a marked slowdown in merchants’ sales in Q2. As the deadline looms closer it’s clear that the uncertainty continues to impact negatively on merchants’ sales. Year-on-Year …

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