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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Mark Pougatch to host 2023 BMF Members Conference & Awards

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Award-winning sports presenter, Mark Pougatch, will host the 2023 BMF Conference and Awards in September, which this year takes the theme Building Momentum for the Future. Today, Mark is best known as ITV’s Chief Sports presenter, anchoring live football and rugby coverage, including the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last …

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TG Lynes continues diversity drive

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TG Lynes managing director, Andrew Ingram has spoken of the importance of equality, diversion, and inclusion within the business – and the goals for the next seven years. Leading heating, plumbing and air movement supplier, TG Lynes has made significant strides towards building a more diverse workforce, particularly since becoming …

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Travis Perkins adds ambitious apprenticeship target for 2030

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Travis Perkins plc plans to train 10,000 apprentices by 2030, it was announced today (March 8). The target was unveiled at the company’s inaugural apprenticeship graduation ceremony, held at Franklin’s Gardens stadium, home of Northampton Saints Rugby Club, which celebrated the successes of this year’s 382 apprentice graduates. Over 250 …

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The New National Retrofit Hub to Propel Greener Homes

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Construction industry organisations have joined forces to create a new National Retrofit Hub to help propel retrofit rollout in the UK’s existing homes. The initiative, launched at the Building Centre in central London on 1st March, is a response from industry to the growing need to make our building stock greener …

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