CRASH launches Christmas Card fundraising appeal

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Construction charity CRASH is calling on businesses to support its vital work with the launch of the annual Christmas Card fundraising appeal. CRASH helps people who are homeless and sleeping rough – and adults and children who need end-of-life care in a hospice – by constructing or rebuilding the hospices, …

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Leyland SDM employees complete 5km run for charity

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Colleagues at Leyland SDM have kickstarted a pre-Christmas fundraising push by completing a 5km run for charity. The 24-strong Leyland SDM team completed the RunThrough Hyde Park 5km to raise more than £3,500 for the company’s charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. Leyland SDM has raised more than £120,000 for Macmillan …

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Selco donates materials for Birmingham skate park

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Selco Builders Warehouse has delivered tonnes of materials to help build the second phase of the country’s only DIY skateboard park to be given formal status. The builders merchant already donated materials for the first phase of the Birmingham DIY Skate Park, located in Bournbrook Recreation Ground, Selly Oak, last …

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The ‘WaVan’ sets off on merchant roadshow

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Leading plumbing and drainage manufacturer, Wavin has set off on a national roadshow, bringing its range of products and expertise to merchants and installers across the UK. Hitting the road in a custom mobile display vehicle, dubbed the ‘WaVan’, Wavin kicked off the tour partnering with Wolseley to visit 16 …

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Firestone unveils new brand indentity

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Firestone Building Products is adopting the Holcim name and brand identity, becoming the Holcim Building Envelope division of its Solutions & Products Business Unit. Firestone’s brand has become Elevate, symbolising Holcim’s continued commitment to deliver superior quality and innovation with advanced building solutions. Holcim’s range of building envelope solutions includes …

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MKM launches ‘100 Good Deeds’

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MKM’s ethos of playing a significant role in the community has ramped up a gear with the launch of its ‘100 Good Deeds’ campaign. Introduced to celebrate the major milestone of opening its 100th this year, the ‘100 Good Deeds’ campaign will see each of MKM’s 100 branches carry out …

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Kilwaughter launches new training academy

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Kilwaughter Minerals, which owns both the K Rend and K Systems brands, has launched its new training academy, specially developed to promote excellence in industry and address the skills gap facing the construction industry. The training centre will be branded ‘K Academy’ and courses will be delivered at a purpose-built …

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TG Lynes invests in lorry safety system

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TG Lynes has invested in technology to warn its delivery drivers of potential hazards on the road. TG Lynes, based in Enfield, is in the process of adding Brigade’s Sidescan Predict system to its entire fleet of HGV vehicles. The intelligent side detection system has been developed for rigid vehicles …

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NMBS hosts first Dinner Dance post-pandemic

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More than 1,050 independent builders’ merchants and suppliers donned black tie and ballgowns to celebrate the first NMBS Dinner Dance since the pandemic. The event, which took place on October 22, featured a night of entertainment and networking at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. NMBS CEO, Chris Hayward took to the …

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Band of Builders tops £1m of project delivery value

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Band of Builders (BoB) has delivered a milestone £1m worth of projects to help tradespeople battling illness or injury, making a life-changing difference to them and their families. The organisation, founded in 2016, has a 50,000-strong community of volunteers and supporters. Its 27th project takes the equivalent cost of labour …

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