Selco launches Women’s forum

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Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse has launched a Women’s Forum to help highlight and encourage the ongoing career progression of women in the company. The opening meeting was held on International Women’s Day in Coventry with many of Selco’s 19 female branch deputy managers and two female branch managers in …

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Forterra makes material contribution to net-zero future

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Northampton based building products manufacturer Forterra has teamed up with textiles disposal company Avena to develop a workwear recycling programme across its UK sites. Following a successful trial at Forterra’s Kings Dyke site, the programme has been rolled out to all 17 of Forterra’s manufacturing facilities, with non site-based staff …

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Toolstation team takes on mileage challenge

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The Toolstation Finance Team will be walking 563 miles throughout the month of March to help raise funds for its designated company charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. The 13 colleagues participating in the fundraising activity are all currently based at the Toolstation support centre in Bridgwater. Each will be tracking …

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James Burrell adds defibrillators in branches

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Independent builders merchant James Burrell Builders Merchant has installed a defibrillator in each of its branches across the North East and Yorkshire. The company have also invested time into training as many members of staff as possible, with the aim of eventually having each employee trained on how to use …

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James Burrell opening gives Filstorage its biggest contract

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Independent builders merchant James Burrell opened its biggest depot with the help of design and fitout specialist Filstorage, providing the latter with its biggest single job in its 30-year history. The development – on Whitehouse Innovation Park in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees – sits on a four-acre site and consists of a …

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Marsh passes on material price reductions

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The Make It Marsh campaign from family-run off-mains drainage specialist supplier Marsh Industries, offers substantial price reductions on key product ranges. Thanks to a positive trend in raw material prices, the company has been able to reduce prices on its domestic pump stations, Hydroil® oil separators, and Ensign® (the UK …

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MKM plugs industry skills gap with apprentice program

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Builders merchant MKM is using National Apprenticeship Week, which starts today (February 6th) to highlight how important apprenticeships are to combatting the construction industry’s widening skills gap. One area in which the merchant has identified a skills gap is in kitchen and bathroom design, so the merchant has invested in …

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Beesley & Fildes sponsors Bees in Our Community

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Beesley & Fildes has paid homage to its company name by sponsoring Bees In Our Community, a Cheshire organisation which supports these beloved honey bearing insects. Beesley & Fildes, which boasts an eye-catching bee logo, selected the honey bee sponsor package to assist this small, not-for-profit initiative which aims to …

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Politics and sport – what else is there?


People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. Seriously, is it so hard for politicians to act like normal human beings? Normal human beings with thoughts and feelings and empathy for others? We’re onto our third Prime Minister in …

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