DK Tools Limited slashes prices on Amtech products

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Amtech trade customers will now save up to 50% on selected lines as the company revisits its pricing structure for the first time in over a year. DK Tools last reviewed pricing across the entire Amtech catalogue back in September 2021 when freight and materials costs had spiralled out of …

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BMJ Industry Awards 2023: Entry now open

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The BMJ Industry Awards is the merchant awards programme that truly reflects the opinions of the industry, because it’s voted for by the people who work in the sector day in day. Merchants, their customers and their suppliers are the ones who really, truly understand what good looks like in …

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Selco cements jobs boost in Peterborough

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More than 30 jobs are set to be created when Selco Builders Warehouse opens its new branch in Peterborough later this year. The branch will be situated on Padholme Road East and it will be Selco’s 75th in the UK. Recruitment will cover a wide variety of positions, with virtually …

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TG Lynes offers helping hand to London charities

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  Friends of Firs Farm in Enfield and Teens Unite Fighting Cancer in Hoddesdon have been awarded £7,500 worth of product each from TG Lynes, the heating, plumbing and air movement supplier, to breathe fresh life into their facilities, having been chosen via the company’s inaugural Helping Hands competition. Hearts …

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Construction recession on the cards, says CPA

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The construction industry is expected to see a recession this year after two strong years, according to the latest Construction Products Association’s Construction Industry Forecasts. Construction output is expected to fall by 4.7% in 2023 before recovering slowly in 2024 with growth of just 0.6%. Private housing new build, the …

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James Burrell clocks up new transport accreditation

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Independent north-east based builders merchant James Burrell has achieved bronze and silver accreditation under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) Champion at all of its 11 branches. The investment is part of the company’s proactive role in adhering to the accreditation requirements with …

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Trade helps Band of Builders complete 29th project

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A group of volunteer tradespeople, along with building material suppliers and merchants have completed a project at the home of a Herefordshire builder left paralysed after a fall in a bid to help him gain greater independence. Band of Builders (BoB) finished the first phase of the project in October …

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Obituary: Howard Broomby

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It is with great sadness that BMJ reports that  Howard Broomby, former managing director of Broombys, died last week on January 23, at the age of 81. Howard joined the family business, Broomby’s, in 1961, when it was trading from depots in Sandside and Ulverston. In 1969 he relocated to …

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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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Last chance to enter for the Pavestone Rally 2023

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On September 6-11, the third Pavestone Rally will raise money for four well deserving charities as well as plant hundreds of trees. To offset the carbon produced by the Rally, Pavestone need to plant 125 trees, however the organisers of the rally have pledged to plant 1500. This is more …

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