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Beesley & Fildes opens new £2m distribution centre

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Beesley & Fildes has opened a new £2m distribution centre in Widnes to accommodate the growth in demand for building products. Situated near key strategic highways, including the M56, M62 and M57, the facility will support the business’s 11 north west-based branches and its online click and collect customers. The …

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Parker Building Supplies employee completes fundraising trek

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Stuart Chappell, an employee at Parker Building Supplies’ Uckfield branch, has completed a 60+ mile walk along the south coast, raising £3,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust charity. Setting off from Folkestone, with an overnight stop at Rye, Chappell’s route took in Hythe, Dungeness and Camber, before heading up (and down) …

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CBA opens up to new members

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Builders merchant buying group The Combined Buying Association (CBA) has undertaken a strategic review and, to achieve more national coverage, is opening up to new members. CBA is the longest standing building material purchasing consortium and members are predominantly made up of a small number of significant regional independent merchants. …

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GO YELLOW FOR MADDIE’S DAY

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The Construction Youth Trust and the Maddie Rose Campaign are calling for organisations across the supplier and merchanting sector to change their branding across social media to the colour yellow to raise awareness of Maddie’s Day (22 September). The Maddie Rose Campaign was set up in the memory and celebration …

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Selco donates to Watford Mencap

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Watford Mencap has won £500 worth of materials from Selco Builders Warehouse through the Community Heroes campaign. The charity supports more than 600 local people with learning disabilities each year. The Community Heroes funding will allow Watford Mencap to create an allotment where members can learn horticultural skills while growing …

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BMF welcomes government support on energy bills

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The BMF has welcomed today’s announcement from Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg MP on support for energy bills, which it says will help tackle a real concern for the industry. John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF, said: “Rising energy bills are a very real concern for our industry. The BMF and …

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BSW Group supports students

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BSW Group, is gearing up for a busy end to 2022, with its commitment to supporting STEM development continuing as students return to school.     Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, BSW Group members BSW Timber and Tillhill, along with associated partners, hosted secondary school students at sites across England, …

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Timber merchant branches out with HSBC UK funding

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A Manchester-based timber merchant is set for branch expansion with the support of funding from HSBC UK.     Illingworth Ingham has utilised a six-figure funding package provided by HSBC UK to acquire a new 20,051 sq ft site in Clitheroe, Lancashire. The new site will become one of seven …

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Merchant and supplier Achievers rewarded at BMF Members’ Day Awards

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Builders merchants Lords Builders Merchants, Matthew and Rosemond and Kent Blaxill, as well as suppliers Midland Lead and Marsh Industries, and service member Stirling Warrington were honoured with awards at the Builders Merchants Federation Annual Members’ Day Conference and Awards last week. The 2022 BMF Young Merchant Achievers were: winner …

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National Timber Group acquires SV Timber

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National Timber Group (NTG) has acquired SV Timber. SV Timber fills a geographic gap in NTG’s existing branch network and further extends its customer reach within the Midlands.  This follows the acquisition of Orchard Timber in late 2021 and the development of specialist business units National Timber Systems (NTS) and …

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