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.

Snickers’ New Workwear Catalogue

2019 Catalogue

This 200-page catalogue includes market-leading designs and information about the latest fabric technology innovations from one of the the world’s leading Workwear brands; the UK’s most extensive range of working clothes for professional tradesmen and women. There’s something for every trade in the Snickers Workwear range, from AllroundWork,  to RUFFWork, LITEWork …

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Ex-RAF Pilot to speak at BMF Conference

John Peters

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has confirmed Squadron Leader John Peters as the Keynote Speaker at the BMF Members’ Annual Conference on 19 September 2019. Squadron Leader John Peters came to international attention in January 1991 when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world.  He …

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The BMF and Variety help sporting star soar

Summer Rice Variety HR

A Bromsgrove schoolgirl’s dream to play powerchair football in the top-flight is now within reach, with support from members of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) and one of Britain’s leading children’s charities. For the last two years, Summer Rice has been playing the sport, but the equipment she used was …

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Saint-Gobain distributors take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks

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Three companies, including Ideal Bathrooms, Neville Lumb and International Decorative Surfaces (IDS),  from the Saint-Gobain group are teaming up to raise vital funds for a children’s charity by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The group of 11 people will be walking 26 miles in aid of Barnado’s. The 12-hour …

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Howarth Timber donates to DIY SOS Big Build in Scunthorpe

Low res Lee Busby external sales executive and Mark Rastall branch manager with the DIY SOS team

The Scunthorpe branch of Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has donated a large amount of materials to a deserving local family to support the BBC’s flagship renovation show, ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’. The DIY SOS team transformed the home of Caroline Blanchard and her two children, Paige and Reece, following …

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Fibo Becomes a PHG Supplier

Fibo wall panels and PoS items displayed in PHG member BBS showroom

Fibo UK has become an approved supplier to all members of the merchant buying group PHG. The group represents 366 branches and showrooms, and a combined turnover of over £440m across leading brands in the plumbing & heating sector. Fibo Managing Director Scott Beattie said, “We’re delighted to be an …

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TTF Launches Online Academy at Federation’s AGM

TTF Academy Launched at 2019 AGM

The first segment of the Timber Trade Federation’s online Academy programme, comprising CPD modules, videos and bite-sized courses in essential skills, was launched at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting in London on 26th June 2019.  Two cohorts of students on TTF’s Institute of Sales Management-accredited courses are already using the …

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Dulux Academy extends College Partnership

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Leeds College of Building has opened a state-of-the-art training space and partnered with Dulux Academy as both continue to show their support of decorating professionals in Yorkshire. Leeds College of Building is the only college in the UK dedicated solely to construction and the built environment and has been working …

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Meet the new Brand Manager for trade at Orkla

Sarah Coussens Hamilton June2019

Orkla House Care UK, supplier of painting, decorating and cleaning products for both the professional and DIY markets, has appointed Sarah Coussens as Brand Manager – Trade. A highly experienced marketeer with over 20 years experience, Coussens previously worked within the building products sector at both Mapei and Instarmac, gaining great …

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NYEs Proud to be Local initiative helps Horsham Scouts

1st Roffey Scout Group winners of Proud to be Local June 2019

1st Roffey Scout Group in Horsham has received £500 of funding to help replace its floor after winning a community fund campaign run by Kingsfold based builders’ merchant NYEs Building Supplies.   Started by NYEs in 2018, the Proud to be Local initiative offers community groups, charities and good causes …

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