Builder with multiple sclerosis helped by Band of Builders


Band of Builders announces it has helped Chris Chappell, a former builder, who has been left using walking aids and a mobility scooter after a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. The condition left Chappell unable to carry out routine tasks until the band of builders stepped in to install a new accessible …

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Bradfords support Somerset County Cricket Club Foundation

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Bradfords has announced it is supporting the Somerset County Cricket Foundation, the festival was the culmination of 18 regional qualifiers, in which 116 teams competed. The South West part in this year’s Bradfords Community Cup Final had 230 children take part, they competed to take home trophies across two tournaments. …

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IBMG raises £16,700 for Teenage Cancer Trust

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IBMG builders merchant branches has raised over £16,700 for charity in one day at its charity golf day, which was for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The charity event was held at the East Sussex National at the end of June. The day welcomed 160 guests who formed 36 golf teams, …

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BMF says ULEZ “is bad news”

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The BMF, the Builders Merchants Federation, has said it is disappointed at the High Court ruling which supports the expansion of London’s ultra-low emission zone. The high court ruled against the challenge brought by the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Harrow and Hillingdon, and Surrey County Council, it found that the …

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Brookers and NBG celebrate 15-year partnership

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Hertfordshire-based builders’ merchant, Brookers, is celebrating 15 years of successful partnership with National Buying Group (NBG) this summer, with the business reflecting on the benefits of shared experience and expertise from like-minded independents. Brookers is a family-owned trio of builders merchants and homeware stores in Hitchin and Stevenage, with its …

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MKM Hire introduces HVO powered generators

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MKM has teamed up with plant and machinery company MHM Group to offer fusion powered generators as part of its Tool and Plant Hire offering. MHM’s MG 6000 SSY-Eco generators, which are designed to minimise air and noise pollution on construction sites, are being launched as a hire product for …

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JPS donates £10,000 to women’s centre in Glasgow


Jewson Partnership Solutions (JPS), a public sector building materials supplier, has donated £10,000 towards the development of a brand-new support centre for women in Scotland, which opens later this year. The Connect Hub from Simon Community, based in Glasgow, will serve as a unique and groundbreaking facility for women at …

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NBG signs five new partners

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NBG has welcomed five new Partners this month. The five new Partners include two new East London based merchants, Floyds Builders Merchant in South East London, a general merchant with a specialism in steel, and timber specialist T Chambers and Son based in Romford. In addition, Darlaston Builders Merchants near …

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OB1 hits sales milestone

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OB1 has notched up a record-breaking million-pound sales month in June 2023. OB1 Multi-Surface Construction Sealant & Adhesive was launched onto the market in early 2020 and since then has gone from strength to strength. The million-pound month in sales is a testament to OB1’s unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction …

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Toolstation partners with Rebuilding Lives UK

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Toolstation announces it has partnered with Rebuilding Lives UK to support the completion of a home renovation project in Macclesfield. Rebuilding Lives UK is a charity that supports survivors of domestic abuse coping with poor living standards and financial difficulties by providing partial or complete home maintenance and repair funding. …

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