Fernox announces drive for sustainable packaging

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Fernox has confirmed its market leading water treatment products will now be packed in 265ml and 500ml bottles manufactured from 30% recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). This is an important milestone for the company, which has long been committed to product innovation and energy efficiency of heating systems. To expand …

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Haldane Group launches employee development programme

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Builders merchant group Haldane Group, has launched a new High Potential Development Programme, aimed at encouraging the continued professional success of its employees across the group. The first intake includes 14 staff members from Haldane Group brands, which incorporate Haldane Fisher NI, Haldane Fisher – Isle of Man, Haldane Fisher …

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Sustainability pushes record revenues for Genuit Group

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Genuit Group plc, the manufacturer of sustainable water, climate and ventilation products for the built environment,  saw revenue increase by 4.7% to  £622.2m on a strong comparative year, with operating performance marginally ahead of expectations, though operating profit was down 20.4% at £53.4m. Joe Vorih, Chief Executive Officer, said “As I …

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Selco launches Women’s forum

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Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse has launched a Women’s Forum to help highlight and encourage the ongoing career progression of women in the company. The opening meeting was held on International Women’s Day in Coventry with many of Selco’s 19 female branch deputy managers and two female branch managers in …

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Forterra makes material contribution to net-zero future

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Northampton based building products manufacturer Forterra has teamed up with textiles disposal company Avena to develop a workwear recycling programme across its UK sites. Following a successful trial at Forterra’s Kings Dyke site, the programme has been rolled out to all 17 of Forterra’s manufacturing facilities, with non site-based staff …

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Toolstation team takes on mileage challenge

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The Toolstation Finance Team will be walking 563 miles throughout the month of March to help raise funds for its designated company charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. The 13 colleagues participating in the fundraising activity are all currently based at the Toolstation support centre in Bridgwater. Each will be tracking …

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James Burrell adds defibrillators in branches

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Independent builders merchant James Burrell Builders Merchant has installed a defibrillator in each of its branches across the North East and Yorkshire. The company have also invested time into training as many members of staff as possible, with the aim of eventually having each employee trained on how to use …

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Time is running out for the UK’s top builders merchants to get their most up-to-date details into BMJ’s 2023 edition of Trailblazers. The 2023 edition of BMJ’s Trailblazers will be published with the April edition. Once again, it will feature the top UK builders merchants, those turning over more than …

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The CPA’s official statement on the Spring Budget announcement

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Commenting on the Chancellor’s Spring Budge Budget, CPA Economics Director, Noble Francis, said: “Jeremy Hunt positioned his Spring Budget today as a plan to remove obstacles to investment, tackle labour shortages, break barriers to work and harness science and technology for growth. There were a few positives for the construction …

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Travis Perkins given top rating for engaging with suppliers on climate change

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Travis Perkins plc has been recognised by CDP for their work to engage with suppliers to jointly tackle climate change. This means the Group is amongst the 8% of companies globally which have been recognised for supplier engagement within its 2022 disclosure of climate change information to CDP; a not-for-profit charity …

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