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Forterra donates over £45,000 to Mind

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Over the course of 2022 leading building products manufacturer Forterra has engaged in a range of fundraising activities, generating a total of over £45,000 in aid of its Charity of the Year, Mind. After raising £24,680.60, Forterra matched the funds by £25,000 to bring in a grand total of £49,680.50. …

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Selco scores for North Bristol RFC

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Improvements to the clubhouse and facilities at North Bristol rugby club are on the cards, thanks to funding from builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse.   North Bristol RFC, a thriving not-for-profit rugby club runs sessions for hundreds of men, women, boys and girls every week, has secured £500 worth of …

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BSW Group unveils new showroom

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BSW Group has unveiled a showroom at BSW Timber Solutions HQ, in Stoke-on-Trent, designed to showcase its breadth of sustainable timber products. The showroom includes products from BSW Group member businesses BSW Timber and BSW Timber Solutions, as well as three-ply timber produced by parent company Binderholz. This includes internal …

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Travis Perkins announces leadership changes

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Kieran Griffin, currently managing director of Travis Perkins General Merchant, is leaving the group after 28 years to explore new opportunities. He being replaced by James Mackenzie, who has led the Toolstation UK business over the last six years.  Mackenzie’s vacant seat at Toolstation is being taken by Angela Rushforth. …

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MKM unveils new website

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BigCommerce and MKM Building Supplies have partnered for the launch of MKM’s new online storefront. Built with powerful headless technology on the back end to enable scalability and flexibility, the new site delivers a unified omnichannel and seamless B2C shopping experience to drive sales. “MKM’s unique business model, continued company …

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NMBS Buyers Guide makes its digital debut

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A digital tool delivering independent merchants up-to-the-minute supplier details, product information and terms, plus support in sourcing new suppliers and products has now launched digitally for the first time in its history. The Buyers Guide is live on OnePlace which will make sourcing suppliers, brands, and products easier than ever. …

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Alsford Timber employees raise £7,000 for health charities

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Two teams of four cyclists from builders merchant, Alsford Timber have taken part in the Cahors Cycling Challenge. They embarked on a 566-mile route over three days through the French countryside raising over £7,000 for Cancer Research, The British Heart Foundation, NHS Charities Together and Momentum Children’s Charity. Challenge Adventure …

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Travis Perkins certified as Top Employer

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Travis Perkins plc has been certified as a 2023 Top Employer. This year’s rigorous review looked at the people practises the Group has in place for its 20,000 colleagues in a range of areas, including strategy and leadership, organisation and change, digital HR and work environment, employer branding, and talent …

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City Plumbing fundraisers complete Snowdon climb for charity

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A team of fundraisers from City Plumbing reached the summit of Snowdon on January 15 raising thousands of pounds for Teenage Cancer Trust.   Led by Jon Taylor, Electrical Branch Manager, and Shelley Rutter, Branch Manager at two of City Plumbing’s London branches, the team, including Assistant Marketing Manager Maria …

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Wolseley Group cools off with distributor Kooltech

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 Wolseley group has bought air conditioning equipment distributor Kooltech. The family-owned company will continue to operate as a standalone business within the Wolseley Group under its current management team. In addition a 10-year lease extension has been signed on Kooltech’s Glasgow headquarters. “We’re really excited about the opportunity and the …

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