Elizabeth Jordan

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Buying group aids Merchant after tragic fire

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Sirius Buying Group, major buying group of electrical appliance and kitchen retail solutions, offer its Approved Members improved margins and new opportunities to increase profitability through specially negotiated terms with its Approved Suppliers. With a promise to get ‘you ahead of the competition’, Sirius has a collective trade purchasing power …

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NMBS forms partnership with EKM

EKMs Mark Gilbertson announces NMBS partnership

Preston-based e-commerce platform provider EKM.com has formed a partnership with NMBS to help independent builders, plumbers, hardware and timber merchants throughout the UK to trade online. NMBS is the most successful buying society in the UK for independent builders, plumbers, hardware and timber merchants and aims to enable members to …

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SAM set to complete £5M Programme by 2020

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Manufacturing company, Springfarm Architectural Mouldings Ltd. (SAM), has today announced that it is on course to complete a £5m investment programme as part of an ambitious 2020 growth strategy which has driven improvements in lead times, its product offering and capacity levels. Founded in 1990 and employing 200 people, SAM …

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Partners praise the support of the NBG


Three builders’ merchants are celebrating one year of partnership with National Buying Group (NBG), Britain’s premier buying group for independent merchants. Builders’ Merchant Company Ltd (BMCo) and Merritt & Fryers, both based in Yorkshire, along with Newton Abbott merchants Civil Solutions have all seen significant changes since they joined NBG …

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Stax Trade Centres Acquires M.P. Smith & Co


Stax Trade Centres has announced that it has purchased hardware and ironmongery manufacturer M.P. Smith and Co. Ltd, which has been a supplier to Stax for many years. This is a strategic move by Stax to strengthen its supply chain however both companies will continue to run as separate businesses. …

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Unite Launched Online Silica Register

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has today launched an online register to allow workers who have been exposed to silica dust to register their exposure, to assist with potential future legal cases if they experience long term health problems. Silica dust (respirable crystalline silica) is created when cutting, …

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Scott Parnell supports budding footballer


Scott Parnell has agreed to sponsor a budding young professional footballer who has just started a two-year scholarship with Gillingham Football Club.   George Baker-Moran, who originally comes from Sittingbourne, has been playing for Gillingham Football Club since 2015 and has been the club’s top goal scorer for the past four …

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W.Howard welcomes new National Sales Manager

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Jake Cintra has been named as the new National Sales Manager for W. Howard Group, focusing on the company’s Polyco veneer and foil-wrapped product range. As part of his new role, he will also be responsible for the Western region of W.Howard’s white primed MDF business. The role has been …

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DHF implores for training and compliance following death of child

Tamworth-based trade association, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), has called on the industry to ‘do better’ with regards to training and compliance, following the tragic death of a six-year-old boy who was crushed to death by an automated gate. The horrific incident took place in an underground carpark on Leylands …

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Selco gains help of Cricket Team to raise £15k

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Selco Builders Warehouse has continued its eye-catching fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support – with the aid of one of the country’s leading cricket teams. Selco Builders Warehouse, lead sponsors for the Birmingham Bears team in the Vitality Blast and partners of Warwickshire Country Cricket Club, staged its annual charity …

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