AJW Distribution celebrates 25 years of service!

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AJW was set up back in 1998 by our Managing Director ‘Alan Woods’, who has been in the roofing industry for five decades now. Following in his footsteps his three children and now his first Grandchild Ryan, all work for the family business. His eldest son Gareth Woods heads up …

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UKGBC welcomes energy efficiency investment

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UKGBC has welcomed news that the Government has awarded £1.8 billion to upgrade social homes and public buildings, but urges long-term action is needed. Louise Hutchins, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at UKGBC said, “This welcome investment in energy efficiency will deliver much-needed support for some of the poorest …

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NI merchants cautiously optimistic about the new EU trade deal

NI merchants cautiously optimistic about the new EU trade deal

At the end of February, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced ‘The Windsor Framework: A new way forward’ as a EU trade deal breakthrough, brokered with French President Macron. As is usual with such announcements, the details are to follow shortly. On the face of it, it’s a big, good news …

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BMF confirms interactive workshop topics at All Industry Conference

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The BMF has finalised the second tranche of interactive workshops at the All-Industry Conference in Istanbul in June.  The format enables delegates to discuss some of the most pertinent issues facing our industry today, and the latest to be announced will focus on two very different areas – Digitalisation & …

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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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