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Travis Perkins raises £55,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

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Travis Perkins has raised £55,000 through the hire of its cement mixers over the last 12 months. The initiative is part of Travis Perkins’ wider support for Macmillan Cancer Support. Since the launch of their partnership in 2015, Travis Perkins and Benchmarx have raised over £4 million for Macmillan. For …

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Jewson opens new showroom in Kilmarnock

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Jewson has opened a new kitchen and bathroom showroom in Kilmarnock supporting the Ayrshire area. Located on Queens Drive, the branch is the largest of its kind in Scotland and will be open to trade customers and members of the public from September 5. The new showroom will display Jewson’s …

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Big Red Construction joins forces with the Big Brew

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Huddersfield-based Big Red Construction has become the headline sponsor of this year’s Big Brew campaign. The campaign encourages construction industry workers and tradespeople to come together to support one another, and remove the taboo around mental health in the sector. Big Red Construction was only founded just over five years …

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First keynote speaker confirmed for BMF All Industry Conference

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The BMF has announced Alan Johnson, the former Labour MP and Cabinet Minister, as the first keynote speaker at the BMF All Industry Conference 2023, which takes place in Istanbul next June. Alan Johnson was General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union before entering Parliament as Labour MP for Hull …

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Selco hosts meet and greet with Salford Red Devils trio

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Salford Red Devils’ fans will have the chance to enjoy a pre-playoffs meet and greet on Tuesday with three of the squad members chasing Super League glory. Shane Wright, Tim Lafai and Amir Bourouh will appear at the Salford branch of main club partner, Selco Builders Warehouse on North Phoebe …

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Collier and Catchpole invests in Ipswich shop

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Independent builders’ merchant Collier and Catchpole has invested over £200,000 in refurbishing its Ipswich shop and sales office, together with reconfiguring the yard layout. Tim Rowbottom, manging director, said: “Our business is very much based on the people we employ but without the correct tools and facilities they will always …

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CEMEX expands logistics fleet

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Building materials supplier CEMEX is helping to meet growing customer demand for its products by adding 10 new lower emission tippers to its own fleet. They boast upgraded safety features, a higher payload for increased efficiency and a step change in decarbonisation of its delivery fleet. The new Volvo FM …

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BMF acts to cut members’ energy costs

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With soaring energy prices affecting every sector of UK society, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has partnered with Full Power Utilities to help BMF Members reduce their energy costs through a new tailored service, BMF Energy Plus. BMF members will have access to a pool of suppliers, including some that …

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NBG accelerates talks with suppliers to reduce plastic packaging

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National Buying Group (NBG) is accelerating its talks with suppliers as it steps up efforts to reduce plastic packaging in the construction supply chain, and the potential tax impact on independent merchants. The ongoing dialogue with suppliers follows recent clarification of the obligated parties under the Department for Environment, Food …

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Jewson extends partnership with Ayr United

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Both Ayr United’s men and women football teams will now feature Jewson as their main shirt sponsor after the national builders’ merchant announced it will be extending its partnership with the club. The multi-year deal with the championship clubs represents a significant upgrade in Jewson’s long-term partnership which began in …

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The BMJ Industry Awards goes yellow in support of the Maddie Rose foundation.

At our awards this year we raised an amazing £4,000.