Elizabeth Jordan

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It’s that time again: Swarfega is on the hunt for the UK’s Toughest Trade

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Skin care experts Swarfega have begun their annual hunt for the UK’s toughest trade! It was mechanics who took the crown in 2019, followed by farmers in 2020, fishermen in 2021, and farmers once again in 2022, with agricultural superstar Eleanor Gilbert championing a hard-fought battle on social media against …

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Employee from family of brickyard workers celebrates 50 years’ service

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At its Annual Long Service Awards ceremony, held at St. Ermin’s Hotel in London, leading building products manufacturer Forterra celebrated Peterborough employee Keith Coulson, who represents the third-generation of Coulsons to have worked for the company. Coulson (Keith) began his career in 1972, but has memories of the old brickyard …

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James Hargreaves opens £500,000 low carbon centre


James Hargreaves Plumbing Supplies is investing in the future of low- carbon heating, providing a pathway of training, upskilling and support for heating engineers, installers and plumbers nationwide. The company has committed £500,000 to open the door to a dedicated Low Carbon Centre at its headquarters in Burnley. James Hargreaves …

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James Burrell raises £3,621 for nominated Charities of the Year

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The team at James Burrell Builders Merchants have raised £3,621 for Tiny Lives and The Brittle Bone Society. The two charities which were chosen as the Builders Merchants nominated charities of the year, touched the lives of two members of the James Burrell team. They provided the much-needed help and …

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Grant UK raises £10,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

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Grant UK has proudly raised a further £10,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance, a local charity that the Company has supported since 2019. This latest donation follows another successful year of fundraising activities carried out by the Grant UK team in 2022. Throughout last year, Grant UK’s employees took part in …

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Tobermore to use farm waste to reduce carbon emissions

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Together with three local businesses, Tobermore has established a collaborative cluster to transform excess livestock manure and grass silage into biomethane which can be used as fuel. The partnership between Tobermore, Dale Farm, CemCor and Road Safety Contracts Group was enabled by the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) at …

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Forterra donates over £45,000 to Mind

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Over the course of 2022 leading building products manufacturer Forterra has engaged in a range of fundraising activities, generating a total of over £45,000 in aid of its Charity of the Year, Mind. After raising £24,680.60, Forterra matched the funds by £25,000 to bring in a grand total of £49,680.50. …

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New research highlights potential demand of 150,000 heat pump installers

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The widely promoted 50,000 installers required to meet the Government’s ambitious annual heat pump installation target of 600,000 may be three times lower than the number required, research has revealed. Developing from discussions within the HHIC Systems Group, chaired by Steve Keeton, the organisation has conducted extensive investigations of working …

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Actis welcomes 2023 £1 billion home insulation scheme

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A nationwide insulation funding scheme aimed at middle income householders living in energy inefficient properties has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis – and is set to see merchants being busy when it launches in 2023. The £1 billion ECO+ scheme, which launches in the spring and will run for …

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h&b Welcomes the latest Graduate from their Development group

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Jersey Building Supplies, the only independent builders merchant on the island, has become the latest graduate from h&b Development Group into the h&b Buying Group. A combination of turnover growth, commitment to the approved supplier base and excellent engagement in group activity, had made the Channel Island-based merchant an ideal …

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