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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RRT’s Golf Day raises £5,000 for local charities

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Leading pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) hosted another successful annual Golf Day to raise vital funds to reach the goal of £50,000 for their charity initiative, Give 4 Good. Close to the manufacturers’ Burton-on-Trent site, the Golf Day tournament took place at Horsley Lodge Golf Club, Ilkeston …

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Selco supports Warrington scouts

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13th Warrington East Scout Group has won £500 worth of building materials from Selco Builders Warehouse through the Community Heroes campaign. The scout group will use the gift to build a community garden close to its Fairfield Community Centre base, including a growing area and a wildlife pond. 13th Warrington …

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Leyland SDM raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support

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Colleagues at painting and decorating specialists, Leyland SDM are preparing for a 5km challenge to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The 24-strong Leyland SDM team will join other runners and lace up their shoes for the RunThrough Hyde Park 5km on October 15. All money raised through sponsorship and …

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Keystone launches webinar series

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Keystone Group is launching Keystone Live this autumn with a series of free webinar debates featuring expert industry speakers. Introducing four separate webinars, the series covers a range of topics and issues including the delivery of net zero housing, offsite construction, designing with non-combustible materials and how the industry is …

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CEMEX introduces first CarbonNeutral concrete block in the UK

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Following customer requests, CEMEX has added a zero-carbon lightweight concrete block and common brick to its range. Combined with the existing ReadyBlock Zero dense block, this launch enables customers to meet the concrete block requirements for housing and commercial developments using solely CarbonNeutral products. CEMEX remains the only UK supplier …

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Stelrad upgrades training van

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Over the past few years, the Stelrad training van has become a familiar sight at heating and plumbing merchants premises up and down the country. It has made its way from venue to venue to interact with installers and merchant staff. The training van has been designed to allow the …

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Ibstock raises over £170,000 for Shelter

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Brick manufacturer Ibstock plc, has raised an impressive £170,000 over the last three years to support its charity partner Shelter. Colleagues across multiple Ibstock sites have undertaken a series of fundraising activities, including team sleep outs and cycle-a-thons covering over 2000km. All funds have been matched by the business to …

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Tears and cheers at the BMJ Industry Awards 2022

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The winners and runners-up in the 2022 BMJ Industry Awards were announced at the Awards Lunch in London on Friday September 9th. Being held less than 24 hours after the announcement of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth ll, the event was tinged with sadness as well as celebration. A …

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BMF highlights long-term action needed for energy costs


The BMF has welcomed the Prime Minister’s plan to freeze average energy bills for households but believes more should be done to protect businesses from spiralling energy costs. John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “While we are pleased that the new PM has acted swiftly to protect consumers from escalating energy …

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