Ibstock hosts Supply Chain Engagement Day

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Supply chain collaboration is helping Ibstock plc tackle the global challenge of decarbonisation. The company brought together a cross section of key suppliers to identify opportunities for accelerating change at its recent Supply Chain Engagement Day. Building on the success of the inaugural event held in 2021, the Supply Chain …

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Polypipe Building Products launches membership scheme

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Polypipe Building Products is launching a membership scheme to offer value to underfloor heating engineers. Polypipe Underfloor Heating’s Approved Engineer (AE) programme launches on October 5 and will give members access to expert advice and extra support on design and quotation – with direct contacts in the Polypipe team. There …

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Selco give staff £2.5m boost for cost of living crisis

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Selco Builders Warehouse has unveiled a £2.5m boost to its staff to help them deal with the ongoing cost of living crisis. The builders merchant, which has 73 branches across the UK, will give 96% of its 3,000-strong workforce a payment of £750 spread over five months. The scheme will …

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Southern Sheeting renews sponsorship with Ardingly FC

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East Grinstead-based Southern Sheeting has renewed its sponsorship of Ardingly Football Club for the second year running. The deal includes a £1,000 donation, which last year the club used to fund a defibrillator for their home pitch at Ardingly recreation ground, as well as putting it towards signing-on fees for …

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Jewson’s Woking branch joins sustainability drive

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The Jewson branch at Arthurs Bridge Wharf in Woking has become the national builders merchant’s latest site to head towards becoming carbon neutral. The renovation includes improved insulation, energy-saving LED lighting throughout the store, and air source heat pumps to create a comfortable temperature inside the branch. All the technology …

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Laird opens Actis-insulated community ‘shed’

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A new community building in Aberdeenshire aimed at tackling social isolation, to which Actis donated more than 400 sq m of insulation materials, has been officially opened. The official opening of the 3,500 sq ft timber frame and blockwork Aboyne and Mid-Deeside Community Shed was attended by around 100 people …

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Elec-Mec chooses NBG

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Accessing industry expertise and experience was the key consideration for joining National Buying Group (NBG), according to the organisation’s newest Partner, Elec-Mec. The bathroom, plumbing, heating, lighting and electrical merchant, which has branches in West London and Middlesex, has operated as an independent merchant for the past 25 years. Yet …

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Wavin and Wolseley strengthen partnership

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Global plumbing and drainage provider, Wavin, has strengthened its retail network through a new distribution partnership with Wolseley. The specialist merchant will now stock more than 380 ‘essential’ Wavin Osma above ground drainage products across its distribution centres, allowing for next-day nationwide delivery for customers. This new deal bolsters the …

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Selco supports Newport community hub

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Sirhowy Valley Hub has secured £500 worth of building materials from Selco Builders Warehouse through the Community Heroes campaign. The hub, on Maindee Road in Ynysddu, offers a food pantry with affordable products as well as a safe environment for visitors to have a chat and receive support. Jamie Arr, …

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VELUX partners with Hydro to cut carbon emissions

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VELUX Group and Hydro have agreed to a joint target to reduce CO2 emitted per kilo of aluminium, contributing to the VELUX Group goal to halve value chain emissions by 2030. The partnership agreement target is for VELUX to reach a level below 2.0 kg carbon emitted per kilogram of …

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