Huws Gray Group announces change to its board of directors

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The Huws Gray Group announces that after 14 years with the business, Ian Northen the Company’s chief executive officer will step down from its board of directors on February 1 2024 Following a comprehensive search process to identify a successor to lead the next phase of the business’s growth, the …

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Covers announces dates for annual hospice fundraising week

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Covers Timber & Builders Merchants is delighted to announce its annual Help for Hospices fundraising week is taking place between Monday December 11-15. Across its branch network, Covers is aiming to raise £30,000 during the week for 12 hospices located in the South East, this figure will add to the …

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BMBI: Volume sales to builders and trades decreased 10.5%

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The Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) reports that compared to the same period in 2022, Q3 2023 total volume sales to builders and trades fell -10.5% from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants. Value sales were down -3.3%, as prices rose +8.0%. There was no difference in trading days. The three largest categories …

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PHMI provides insight into struggling merchant market

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The Plumbing & Heating index (PHMI) report indicated that price increases has driven a 2.6% increase in value sales growth compared to the same period in 2022 (+5.8%) higher prices; it also highlights that volumes fell 3%. Mike Rigby, CEO of MRA Research which produce the report, said: “House building …

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Selco charity work hits new heights

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Customers, colleagues and suppliers at Selco Builders Warehouse are standing up to cancer to help raise more than £150,000 for its nominated charity in 2023. A packed year of fundraising activity from the builders merchant has seen Selco raise the mammoth total for its charity partner Cancer Research UK. Alison …

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Alsford wins National Supplier of the Year


Alsford, the South East independent timber and builder’s Merchant, has won the National Supplier of the Year award from Bewley Homes. The Pride of Bewley Awards were launched by Bewley Homes in 2022, to celebrate colleagues and suppliers who go above and beyond in delivering exceptional performance for the award-winning …

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Travis Perkins opens Snetterton branch

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Travis Perkins is opening a new branch in Snetterton at Ada Cole Avenue on December 4; its new branch is set to create 14 jobs and is 2.29 acres in size. Its Snetterton branch will also include a brand new Benchmarx kitchen display showroom offering customers a wide range of …

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BMF celebrates latest Zero Carbon Champions

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The BMF has revealed that Jewson and Richmonds PHM are the latest merchants to achieve recognition for their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, and Danosa UK is the latest supplier member to do so. This brings the total number of Zero Carbon Business Champions, within the Construction Leadership Council’s …

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JPS secures £1 million contract with Housing Solutions  

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Jewson Partnership Solutions (JPS) has secured a new three-year contract worth £1m with Housing Solutions, a provider of affordable homes in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.  Delivering on the supply and storage of the building materials required to develop and maintain Housing Solutions’ portfolio, JPS will be supporting residents in properties ranging …

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Leyland SDM completes 15 mile walk and raises £6,000 for charity

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Colleagues at a leading decorating and DIY specialist raised more than £6,000 for charity by walking 15 miles across London. A team of more than 20 from Leyland SDM put their best foot forward to trek for seven hours from Mile End to Kingston upon Thames in aid of The …

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