Management changes reflect business expansion for W.Howard Group

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W.Howard Group has implemented a significant business reorganisation as part of its ongoing growth and expansion plans. Established in 1958 and now in its 65th year, the W.Howard Group is always looking to evolve and provide the best possible experience to its customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders. Among the many …

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Stelrad announces record results

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Stelrad Group plc, steel panel and designer radiator manufacturer saw revenue rise 14.6%  to £312.1m in the year ended 31 December 2022.  Adjusted operating profit was up 12.9 at £24.3m, with UK & Ireland seeing 6.5% revenue growth  and a 5.2% growth in adjusted operating profit. The group reported improved …

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Blaenau Ffestiniog quarry in North Wales has been reopened by Welsh Slate

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UK natural slate manufacturer, Welsh Slate, is bucking the trend and re-opening one of its quarries to meet exceptional demand for its roofing, architectural and hard landscaping/aggregate products. Its quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog, which originally opened in 1818 but ceased production of roofing slates 10 years ago, will now re-start, …

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Independent building merchant sponsors local children’s football club


Sovini Trade Supplies, proudly part of The Sovini Group, have sponsored Merseyside’s children’s football club The Eight FC. The Eight FC was launched by local parents for local children to support their children’s health and wellbeing. Sovini Trade Supplies are a North-West merchant supplying goods to the repairs & maintenance, newbuild and …

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TG Lynes backs growing women’s rugby team

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TG Lynes has given a thriving women’s rugby team a sponsorship boost as they prepare for a tour of France. Heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes has agreed to sponsor the back of Streatham-Croydon Ladies RFC’s shirts as they head overseas at the end of May. TG …

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Bristol rugby club wins Selco national competition

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North Bristol Rugby Club has won £5,000 to improve its facilities for female players after coming out on top in a national competition. The thriving rugby club managed to secure the most votes in Selco Builders Warehouse’s Community Heroes contest. North Bristol RFC was one of 12 good causes shortlisted …

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Bence Group diversify into windows market

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The George Bence Group have opened their eighth branch by moving into the supply & fit of doors and windows. Focusing on their continuing strategy of product diversification by area, Bence will service their current widespread network of clients and specialist window fitting businesses. Paul Bence, managing director, George Bence …

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BMF backs National Retrofit Hub

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is one of the founder supporters backing the National Retrofit Hub (NRH), a new industry-wide initiative to stimulate action to upgrade UK housing stock and promote best practice amongst builders repairing and upgrading older homes. As well as helping to fund core running costs, the …

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The Rainy Day Trust celebrates 180th anniversary

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On March 24, the Rainy Day Trust will be celebrating its 180th anniversary. Bryan Clover, The Rainy Day Trust founder, said: “We want this year to be the biggest on record, helping as many people as possible, outstripping even the last couple of years which have been incredibly busy. The …

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